Your body naturally has magnetic and electric fields. All your molecules have a small amount of magnetic energy in them. The thought behind magnetic field therapy is that certain problems happen because your magnetic fields are out of balance. If you put a magnetic field near your body, it's believed things will go back to normal. Ions like calcium and potassium help your cells send signals. In tests, scientists have seen magnets change how these ions act. However, so far, there isn’t evidence that magnets have the same effect on cells when they’re in your body.
What It’s Used For
Most magnetic field therapy is a treatment option for different types of pain, like in your feet and back. Scientists have specifically studied its use for:
Who Shouldn’t Use It
While it’s generally safe for most people to wear low-intensity static magnets, it’s not a good idea to have magnetic field therapy if you:
Use a pacemaker
Have an insulin pump
You should also take off any magnets before having an X-ray or getting an MRI. Some people who have magnetic field therapy have side effects like:
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