Do Magnets Relieve Pain?

by Yah Yah

The topic of whether magnets can be used to relieve pain is controversial. While many chronic pain sufferers and others claim that these do help, sometimes more than any other treatment, scientists have not been able to reproduce these claims consistently in the laboratory. Are the pain sufferers just benefiting from the placebo effect, or are the scientists not testing things correctly?

While it’s difficult to come to any conclusions on this topic given the evidence available, it’s important to do your research if you’re considering using magnetic forces to deal with your pain. If you choose to invest in this method, you want to be sure that you’re making a good decision for your medical treatment.

Note that nothing said here should be taken as medical advice. Before you put anything into practice, talk to your doctor or another medical professional, just to be safe.


Magnetic devices have been used to help pain sufferers for ages. They are not a new way of dealing with pain, nor are they a method that comes strictly from Asian cultures, as many westerners believe. Instead, they were used as far back as Ancient Greece and have been used in the United States since before the Civil War.

There are many reasons why people believe magnetic forces can help reduce pain. If you’re interested in more information on these theories as to why and how this sort of treatment might work, a simple internet search can give you more information than you may want to know.

One consideration when it comes to using magnets to relieve pain is whether the items in question are traditional magnets or electromagnets. Some people believe that electromagnets are more effective when used to relieve pain because the provider can do more to control the magnetic field.

In addition, some of the magnets that people use to reduce pain are much more powerful than others. A few pain sufferers claim that its only these more powerful magnetic forces that can do anything to relieve pain, while weaker ones do not help at all.

Make Your Decision

Once you’ve done your research, you’ll need to decide for yourself what you think about using magnetic forces to deal with your pain. Think about the decision carefully, then invest yourself fully in whatever decision you make. Trust your own mind to evaluate the information well and come to the answer you need.

If you choose to use magnets to relieve pain, it might help to do so with the help of a trusted professional. Many acupuncturists and chiropractors are also experienced in this method of pain relief, or they can point you to someone who is. Working with a skilled, educated practitioner might help assuage any lingering doubts. In addition, this person will be able to answer any questions you have.

If you try magnetic pain relief for a period of time and it doesn’t seem to be working for you, feel free to move on and try something else. Nothing works for everyone, and so this might not be a method that will help you. Rest assured, though, that there is something out there that will work for you; all you have to do is find it.

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