Pain can be scary, debilitating, and unbearable to the person dealing with it. The fear of pain has always been used as a weapon in many ways, which proves how difficult it is for any living cell with sensitivity to deal with pain. The unwanted sensation caused by a message sent by the nervous system can be in the form of throbbing pain, ache, burning sensation or pinching pain.
In wellness healthcare centers, the issue of pain management is always put on high priority, because more than the disease itself pain can take away the quality of life from a person. The management of pain through pharmacological treatment, which controls pain through pain killer drugs comes with high risk of side effects, which has forced the wellness professionals to look into complementary and alternative medicines in taking care of pain.
Wellness practitioners use the magneto-static fields of magnets effectively to reduce pain as an alternative medicine, since it has no side-effects like other pain medications. Magnets when used therapeutically, reduces swelling and boosts circulation of blood in the body which accelerates the healing process for injuries as well as chronic inflammations.
Do Magnets Really Provide Relief?
It is a known fact that permanent magnets produce a force called magnetic field. Further the dynamic magnets create electromagnetic waves that are known to help in providing relief from pain. Scientific research has shown that magnets do offer relief, since they have the capacity to relax the capillary walls of the blood vessels, thus increasing blood flow into the affected area. Magnets are also capable to relax the muscle spasms, which are the underlying cause of many body pains. The static electromagnetic fields interfere with the electrochemical reactions taking place in the nerve cells which hinders the transmission of pain messages to the brain.
Magnets work as pain relievers due to the electricity present in the human body, especially in the nerve cells, which the magnetic fields can successfully alter by changing the path of positive and negative charges of electricity and ions moving in the body. There are reports where magnets have been successfully used to treat arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic pelvic pain.
How to Use?
Magnets which are used for medical purposes come in different forms, sizes, magnitude and strengths, varying accordingly in their prices. The most sought after magnets are the ones made out of rare metal neodymium-boron, as they do not cost much while being highly effective.
Often magnets are directly applied to the affected areas through various types of inserts, wraps, strips, belts, bracelets, pendants or earrings. In some case magnets are carefully inserted in the mattresses, blankets or even clothes to keep the person inside the magnetic field. It is also believed that the water stored on a magnet gets conditioned by its field and hence gains healing powers.
Extensive research is being conducted to identify the effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), in which an insulated coil is placed aligned with the head, near the area of the brain being treated, with the aid of which an electrical current generates a magnetic field into the brain.
It is important to inform the health care providers about the use of magnets as it may interfere with functioning of devices like pacemaker, defibrillator, or insulin pump.