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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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Debbie said: "Mum has suffered with osteoarthritis for many years, so she decided to give the magnetic therapy a try and within three weeks nearly all her pain had gone.
Richard Whitehead, of Magnetic Therapy, which markets magnetic products and jewellery, (www.magnetictherapy.co.uk) said: "We are legally bound not to make any claims.We can't say whether they work or not because we market them.
If MS demyelinafion is a secondary consequence of pineal dysfunction, Sandyk believes research efforts should focus on therapeutic interventions, such as magnetic therapy, that enhance pineal functioning.
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According to current theory, magnetic therapy works by increasing blood flow, which in turn facilitates faster healing and may directly stimulate brain and pineal gland function, which secretes melatonin.
Lawrence is the President of the North American Academy of Magnetic Therapy and co-author of Magnet Therapy, The Pain Cure Alternative (1998, Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, $15.00, 241 pp available from AR&FA at a 20% discount to members).
LOTT: Not beyond the two things I'm doing now, broadcasting and working with George Anderson on his magnetic therapy project.
The Mail can reveal that after John Good was struck off, he also used his controversial "magnetic therapy" as a cure for baldness.
acupuncture pressure point equipment, battery powered, externally applied, devices claiming to purify blood or remove, intestinal parasites, bioelectric magnetic therapy equipment, crystals and crystal therapy devices claiming to harness or emit energy for therapeutic benefits, electrodermal screening equipment, electromagnetic field therapy equipment, external nerve stimulators for weight reduction, magnetic water therapy equipment, massage devices for weight loss and cellulite reduction and other complementary therapy devices.
Summary: Based on the end user, hospitals followed by specialty clinics is expected to be the leading end user segment in global magnetic therapy devices market.
Magnets used in magnetic therapy usually range from 300 to 3000 gauss.