magnet therapy

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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.
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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
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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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