Pain is an everyday experience for thousands of people throughout the world. Nearly two thirds of the adults in the U.K have experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Whilst many others suffer pain due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, sports injuries or work related repetitive strain injuries.
Long term chronic pain has devastating consequences and can lead to conditions such as depression and stress. Whilst performing even the simplest day to day task of getting out of bed, going up the stairs or even getting dressed can be extremely challenging, and for some, impossible.
Taking painkilling drugs, the number one treatment for pain is what many of us do to get relief. But we have to bear in mind of all the side effects that our body suffer as a consequence of taking drugs; from nausea and vomiting to severe gastric bleed.
But you don’t have to put yourself through those conditions. There is a completely natural way of relieving pain without any harmful side effects. And best of all, with t a little bit of guidance you can apply this therapy all by yourself.
Although no two people have the same pain threshold, and different pain treatments suit different individuals, magnetic therapy healing has been very effective in relieving pain the natural way for a significant amount of sufferers. Scientists who have studied the effects of magnetic therapy have estimated that its effectiveness in relieving pain is as high as 85%; that is considerably higher than many over the counter painkilling drugs. Plus this pain relief comes at no risk to your health as there are no known side effects to using therapeutic magnets.
So what is static magnetic therapy then? It is simply the application of sufficiently strong therapeutic magnets onto your skin at the point of pain. The magnets have to be at least 800 Gauss to have any healing or pain relieving effects. The magnetic field created penetrates through your muscles and tissues to the stimulate blood flow and reducing inflammation at the painful area. As inflammation gets less and less and healing is promoted due to the increased blood flow, pain relief is achieved.
There is a wide range of magnetic therapy products available to treat pain on virtually any part of the body. You have magnetic bracelets for wrist, hand and arm pain relief; magnetic straps and belts that you can apply on different part of the body such as your legs, back, elbows, thighs; magnetic mattress pads and pillow pads that you can use at night time to sleep on and relieve pain.
You also have magnetic products for animals such as magnetic dog collars and pet bed pads and even magnetic rugs and boots for your horse! Magnetic therapy is just as effective on animals as they are on humans and just as safe too.
So if you are looking for natural pain relief without drugs or surgery, it is well worth trying some magnetic therapy pain relief products. After all you have nothing to lose but your pain!
How to choose your magnetic bracelet or magnetic necklace?
Here’s a quick guide of what to look out for when buying magnetic products.
1. A high strength magnet – the medical magnet in the magnetic product needs to measure at least 800 gauss
minimum, any less is useless and even this strength is really only going to help with very mild pain. You really need to be looking in the region of about 2,000 to 3,000 gauss per magnet to be able to reduce higher amounts of pain.
2. The measurement needs to be a surface gauss rating not a core rating -
A lot of companies display a core gauss measurement instead of the surface gauss measurement as this is always a much higher number. The core gauss is the manufactured gauss this is not what the magnetic strength will be when the magnet is made and is on your body.
The surface gauss strength is the strength of the magnet at the point where it will come into contact with your body. This is important to know as you may have a magnet which measures 5,800 gauss and think it is very strong but it is most likley a core or manufacturer’s gauss measurement and the surface gauss strength may only be 1,000 gauss.
3. Trained and qualified therapists- do not accept advice from someone who just sells magnetic jewellery. Make sure they know what they are talking about or you may end up buying something that will not help you in any way.
4. The products you use need to be on or as close to the point of pain as possible-
Don’t believe people who say a magnetic bracelet will help your pain in every area of your body. This is not true. The magnets need to be in the close proximity to the pain so if you have neck pain, you need a magnetic necklace, for back pain a magnetic back belt, for knee pain, magnetic knee straps and so on.
If you follow this advice i’m sure you will end up with a good quality magnetic product and good quality advice, and you should receive some health benefit.
And remember, if you are purchasing your magnetic product over the internet, make sure you get it from a retailer that give you a long money back guarantee period as magnetic therapy can sometime take a few months to show any benefits. Plus be aware that there will be a few people that the therapy will just not be effective on. This is the same with many other medical pain treatment, including surgery!