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MAGNETIC THERAPY RESEARCH
While scientific research regarding Magnetic Therapy is limited and not conclusive, there is ongoing research being done with positive
results being reported:

  • Baylor College of Medicine - "Magnet Therapy Reduces Pain in Post-Polio Patients" Read
    at: http://www.emaxhealth.com/82/6243.html (copy and paste web address into your browser)

  • Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the
    hip and knee. Researchers from Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth, England (UK) conducted a scientific
    magnetic therapy study on 194 patients with osteoarthritis. For 12 weeks, these test subjects were required to wear
    either a standard magnetic bracelet, a weak magnetic bracelet, or a non-magnetic bracelet. The standard magnetic
    group had a reduction in pain that was not matched by the other two groups. The results for the non-magnetic and weak
    magnet groups were similar. These results indicate that the magnetic strength of the bracelet is also important. (Adapted
    from materials provided by British Medical Journal (2004, December 17). Magnetic Bracelets Reduce The Pain Of
    Osteoarthritis.)
The following information is presented for educational and informative purposes only. We do not make any medical claims regarding
our jewelry nor do we claim that there is scientific consensus regarding these products.
We just know that our own use of magnets to
customers regarding their effectiveness in alleviating symptoms associated with carpal tunnel, arthritis, tendonitis and insomnia to name a few.
Their effectiveness appears to vary from individual to individual and it is likely that this actuarial data will ultimately determine their validity as a
healing medium.
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Scientific Research of the Effects of Magnetic Therapy
(University of Virginia)

LINK:  http://news.virginia.edu/node/3573?id=3573
Jan. 2, 2008 — Magnets have been touted for their healing properties since ancient Greece.  Magnetic therapy is still widely used today as an alternative
method for treating a number of conditions, from arthritis to depression, but there hasn’t been scientific proof that magnets can heal.

Lack of regulation and widespread public acceptance have turned magnetic therapy into a $5 billion world market.  Hopeful consumers buy bracelets, knee
braces, shoe inserts, mattresses, and other products that are embedded with magnets based on anecdotal evidence, hoping for a non-invasive and drug-free
cure to what ails them.  

“The FDA regulates specific claims of medical efficacy, but in general static magnetic fields are viewed as safe,” notes Thomas Skalak, professor and chair of
biomedical engineering at U.Va.  
Skalak has been carefully studying magnets for a number of years in order to develop real scientific evidence about the effectiveness of magnetic therapy.  

Skalak’s lab leads the field in the area of microcirculation research—the study of blood flow through the body’s tiniest blood vessels.  With a five-year,
$875,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Skalak and Cassandra Morris,
former Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, set out to investigate the effect of magnetic therapy on microcirculation.  Initially, they sought to examine a
major claim made by companies that sell magnets: that magnets increase blood flow.

The researchers first found evidence to support this claim through research with laboratory rats.  In their initial study, magnets of 70 milliTesla (mT) field
strength—about 10 times the strength of the common refrigerator variety—were placed near the rat’s blood vessels.  Quantitative measurements of blood
vessel diameter were taken both before and after exposure to the static magnetic fields—the force created by the magnets.  Morris and Skalak found that the
force had a significant effect: the vessels that had been dilated constricted, and the constricted vessels dilated, implying that the magnetic field could induce
vessel relaxation in tissues with constrained blood supply, ultimately increasing blood flow.  

Dilation of blood vessels is often a major cause of swelling at sites of trauma to soft tissues such as muscles or ligaments.  The prior results on vessel
constriction led Morris and Skalak to look closer at whether magnets, by limiting blood flow in such cases, would also reduce swelling.  Their most recent
research, published in the November 2007 issue of the American Journal of Physiology, yielded affirmative results.

In this study, the hind paws of anesthetized rats were treated with inflammatory agents in order to simulate tissue injury.  Magnetic therapy was then
applied to the paws.  The research results indicate that magnets can significantly reduce swelling if applied immediately after tissue trauma.  

Since muscle bruising and joint sprains are the most common injuries worldwide, this discovery has significant implications.  “If an injury doesn’t swell, it
will heal faster—and the person will experience less pain and better mobility,” says Skalak.  This means that magnets could be used much the way ice packs
and compression are now used for everyday sprains, bumps, and bruises, but with more beneficial results.  The ready availability and low cost of this
treatment could produce huge gains in worker productivity and quality of life.

Skalak envisions the magnets being particularly useful to high school, college, and professional sports teams, as well as school nurses and retirement
communities. He has plans to continue testing the effectiveness of magnets through clinical trials and testing in elite athletes.  A key to the success of
magnetic therapy for tissue swelling is careful engineering of the proper field strength at the tissue location, a challenge in which most currently available
commercial magnet systems fall short.  The new research should allow Skalak’s biomedical engineering group to design field strengths that provide real
benefit for specific injuries and parts of the body.  

“We now hope to implement a series of steps, including private investment partners and eventually a major corporate partner, to realize these very
widespread applications that will make a positive difference for human health,” says Skalak.

— Written by Melissa Maki


“Acute Exposure to a Moderate Strength Static Magnetic Field Reduces
Swelling”
By Dr. Morris CE, Skalak TC.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Health System,
Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

LINK:  http://
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17982018?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.
Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum (copy and paste web address
into your browser)

External application of static magnetic fields (SMF), used specifically for the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as soft tissue injuries, has recently
become popular as a complementary and/or alternative therapy with minimal investigation into efficacy or mechanism. Localized inflammation was induced
via injection of inflammatory agents lambda-carrageenan (CA) or histamine into rat hindpaws, alone or in conjunction with pharmacological agents,
resulting in a spatially and temporally defined inflammatory reaction. Application of a 10- or 70-mT, but not a 400-mT, SMF for 15 or 30 min immediately
following histamine-induced edema resulted in a significant, 20-50% reduction in edema formation. In addition, a 2-h, 70-mT field application to CA-induced
edema also resulted in significant (33-37%) edema reduction. Field application before injection or at the time of maximal edema did not influence edema
formation or resolution, respectively. Together, these results suggest the existence of a therapeutic threshold of SMF strength (below 400 mT) and a
temporal dependence of efficacy. Administration of pharmacological agents directed at nitric oxide signaling and L-type Ca(2+) channel dynamics in
conjunction with SMF treatment and histamine-induced edema revealed that the potential mechanism of SMF action may be via modulation of vascular tone
through effects on L-type Ca(2+) channels in vascular smooth muscle cells.

Published: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jan;294(1):H19-20.


“Static Magnetic Field Exposure Alters Micro-Vessel Enlargement”
By Dr. Morris CE, Skalak TC.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Health System,
Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

LINK: http://
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17478604?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.
Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum (copy and paste web address
into your browser)

Magnetic field therapy has recently become a widely used complementary/alternative medicine for the treatment of vascular, as well as other
musculoskeletal pathologies, including soft tissue injuries. Recent studies in our laboratory and others have suggested that acute static magnetic field (SMF)
exposure can have a modulatory influence on the microvasculature, acting to normalize vascular function; however, the effect of chronic SMF exposure has
not been investigated. This study aimed to measure, for the first time, the adaptive microvascular response to a chronic 7-day continuous magnetic field
exposure. Murine dorsal skinfold chambers were applied on day 0, and neodymium static magnets (or size and weight-matched shams) were affixed to the
chambers at day 0, where they remained until day 7. Separate analysis of arteriolar and venular diameters revealed that chronic SMF application
significantly abrogated the luminal diameter expansion observed in sham-treated networks. Magnet-treated venular diameters were significantly reduced at
day 4 and day 7 (34.3 and 54.4%, respectively) compared with sham-treated vessels. Arteriolar diameters were also significantly reduced by magnet treatment
at day 7 (50%), but not significantly at day 4 (31.6%), although the same trend was evident. Venular functional length density was also significantly reduced
(60%) by chronic field application. These results suggest that chronic SMF exposure can alter the adaptive microvascular remodeling response to mechanical
injury, thus supporting the further study of chronic application of SMFs for the treatment of vascular pathologies involving the dysregulation of
microvascular structure.

Published: J Appl Physiol. 2007 Aug;103(2):629-36. Epub 2007 May 3