Platinum Magnetic Shoulder SupportYou may have read one of our previous articles about arthritis and how painful and/or uncomfortable the condition can be to an individual. If not, you can find it here: http://mymedsupply.com/painful-facts-arthritis/. Basically arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints and the main symptoms are commonly joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.  Thankfully there are innovative products out on the market today that can be beneficial in helping reduce those symptoms that people with a condition, such as arthritis, typically suffer from.

Some of those products that are available today involve the use of magnetic therapy.  Magnetic therapy can also be referred to as magnetic field therapy, magnet therapy, or even bioenergy therapy.  Various assertions about magnetic therapy are centered on the fact that certain cells and tissues in the body give off electromagnetic impulses. There has been interest in magnet therapy for different medical conditions due to the fact there are a variety of electromagnetic fields that naturally occur within the human body. (For instance, nervous system transmissions and associated muscle contractions are linked with magnetic activity). Some experts think the presence of ailments or injuries disrupt these fields that used to once be in balance.  As a result, since magnets produce energy fields of different strengths, many supporters believe the magnetic field can pass through the human body, therefore correcting disturbances and restoring health to the individual.

Magnetic therapy is usually comprised of thin metal magnets positioned on or near the skin, and they can be used individually or in groups. The strength of the magnet is defined in units of “gauss”.  Magnets that are used for treatment typically have a higher magnetic strength (200-10,000 gauss) than common household-type magnets (typically around 200 gaus).  Some magnets are placed in bands or belts that can be wrapped around the knee, elbow, wrist, foot, ankle, waist, or lower back. People use magnets to help alleviate painful conditions as well as general pain, pain after surgery, lower back pain, foot pain, heel pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), carpel tunnel syndrome, nerve pain caused by diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), sports injuries, and headaches.

It is important to point out that most of the magnets that consumers buy today are referred to as static magnets since the magnetic field does not change or vary. However, static magnets are not the same as electromagnets, which have an energy field only when electricity is passing through them.   In this article, we will focus on static magnets and the other magnetic therapy method which is referred to as electromagnetic therapy.  Here is an example of a product using static magnets that is ideal for addressing arthritic aches and stiffness because it relieves pain and swelling of the knee: http://mymedsupply.com/shop/magnetic-supports-and-braces/balance-magnetic-wrap-knee-brace/

Even though there have been reports of people being healed by magnetic therapy, there are differing opinions about how effective they are at easing your chronic aches and pains to the areas that need relief and healing.  However, supporters of magnetic therapy assert that it can both relieve pain caused by arthritis and strengthen the body’s healing ability by putting magnets over the area that is causing pain or discomfort.  Believe it or not, magnet therapy is also believed to increase blood flow and the flow of oxygen to cells, and even alter nerve impulses.

As previously stated, there are mainly two types of magnetic therapy: one uses static magnets, and the other applies electromagnetic energy from the exterior of the body, typically with devices that use electricity. This type of magnetic therapy is known to use magnetic, infrared, or microwave energy to treat an illness or area of pain, such as the lower back.  Overall, specialists of electromagnetic therapy allege that sometimes electromagnetic frequencies or energy fields inside the body go out of balance, thus they believe disease and illness can then occur. They contend, that when those electromagnetic frequencies or energy fields disrupt the body’s chemical makeup, it can be corrected.

Various Kinds of Magnetic Therapy

There are various electronic and electromagnetic devices that are accepted for medical use. Some of these devices are commonly known in the medical world such as: the electrocardiogram (EKG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units (TENS).  Some of these medical devices are used to diagnose heart problems and certain physical issues. The TENS unit is a great “at home” product because it is simple to use and reduces pain by interfering with nerve conduction of pain impulses. MyMedSupply.com has many different options to choose from regarding the easy to use TENS units: http://mymedsupply.com/product-category/pain-relief/tens-units/

If there are easy to use, and simple ways to help alleviate some of your physical aches and pains, why not try something in the convenience of your own home?