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magnet therapy

n.
An alternative medical therapy in which the placement of magnets or magnetic devices on the skin is thought to prevent or treat symptoms of disease, especially pain.
A general term for any allegedly therapeutic effect evoked by special magnets or magnetic fields; magnet therapy has a long tradition in many cultures—e.g., Arab, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Roman, and the Indian subcontinent

magnet therapy

The application of permanent magnets to painful regions of the human body in an attempt to alleviate chronic diseases or chronic pain.
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Magnets will be around tomorrow because they actually work," added Mike Matthews, vice president of sales and marketing for Homedics, which carries a full line of magnetic therapy products from bracelets to magnetic insoles.
Carr noted the importance of increasing consumer awareness and available information about the use and advantages of magnetic therapy.
Founded in 1987, HoMedics built the home personal healthcare and wellness products category, establishing its reputation initially as the leading manufacturer of back and body massagers, then expanding its product offerings to include footbaths, hot/cold compression wraps, sensory relaxation systems and most recently, magnetic therapy products.
HCT has captured the beauty benefits of magnetic therapy by producing a filament that harnesses the powers of magnetic fields, attracting iron and drawing it to the skin, which results in increased blood flow and decreased inflammation.
In conclusion, results suggested that both therapies reduced joint swelling, joint warmth, flexion response, pain on palpation and lameness effectively, though ultrasound therapy was more effective than magnetic therapy.
At the Benjamin at 125 East 50th Street, the "sleep concierge" offers, among other things, 12 different types of pillows to guests including an upper body pillow, hypo-allergenic pillow, Snore-No-More pillow, water-filled pillow, magnetic therapy pillow and a Swedish memory pillow.
Microcirculation A five-year study at the University of Virginia, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that magnetic therapy had a beneficial effect on microcirculation - a major claim made by many companies that sell magnets.
In 2003, Dunedin bedding company Ellis Fibre Limited, combined magnetic therapy with New Zealand wool to create its Magniwool Underlay.
So I opted for physio and, for pain management, thought equine - specifically, the magnetic therapy used on valuable bloodstock.
MAGNETIC THERAPY is said to have a soothing effect on the cells, tissues and nerves in your body and claims to be able to lessen any pain or stiffness by improving circulation and relaxing the muscles.
You will also find many stands offering therapies and products such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage, psychic and crystal healing, clairvoyancy, mediums, photography, medical herbalists, magnetic therapy, books, very unusual gifts and much, much more.
There is a wealth of stands offering therapies and products such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massge, reiki, NLP, psychic and crystal healing, clairvoyancy, mediums, tarot, aura photography, medical herbalist, magnetic therapy jewellery, books, very unusual gifts and much more.