Magnetic Therapy – Capacity to Heal Or Merely Placebo Effect?

It is in all probability honest to say that most people have observed that there are numerous magnetic remedy products on the market. You often see jewellery that has magnets in it on the check-out counter of pharmacies. For many sceptical folks nonetheless, the question is: does it really work?

There are a number of firms that make their residing promoting the therapeutic talents of magnets. Based on Dr. Mercola of Mercola.com in a 2.08 article entitled “The healing power of magnets”, magnetic therapy is a $5 billion market annually across the world. All the same, as a student of science, I prefer to see research performed following medical trial methodology before I spend my hard earned dollars on what may otherwise be “snake-oil”.

About 2 years ago, I did a brief consulting stint with an organization in Bristol, England called Magnopulse, a household run enterprise who were serious about increasing their markets outside of the UK. Magnopulse designs, manufactures and sells a full line of magnetic remedy products. I was struck initially by features of the company. The primary was that the company was created about 12 years ago when Founder and President Derek Value was in search of a way to help his dog who was suffering from arthritis that numerous vets were unable to cure. After fashioning a collar with a maginternet on it, the canine’s well being improved dramatically, and Derek started a quest that continues to at the present time, to search out methods of helping individuals (and sure, their pets too) utilizing magnetic therapy. Secondly, Derek was mostly inquisitive about discovering new ways to assist folks handle their pains and illnesses, extra so than his interest in growing sales.

Is it all hearsay?

Okay, I see how that all works for marketing, but although still sceptical, what struck me subsequent was that Magnopulse had spent a substantial amount of time, energy and cash performing client and clinical trials. One such trial was a double-blind, placebo controlled trial, overseen by a qualified medical practitioner and eventually printed in the respected Journal of Wound Care. It tested the power of a product called 4Ulcercare to assist heal open sores (ulcers) on the legs of individuals with very poor circulation on account of age, excessive blood pressure, diabetes, etc. I could relate to this problem, because my own father, after surgical procedure in Florida to place a pin in a badly damaged ankle, had a surgical incision that never healed and remained an open wound for the four years that he lived afterwards.

The revealed results of the trial said that though the trial group was small, there was significant enchancment within the group that wore the real 4Ulcercare wrap relative to the placebo group. Speaking from expertise, there’s little else available to help heal leg ulcers, beyond compression wraps and antibiotic lotions, and lest anyone doubt the value of these outcomes, as a direct result of the trials, the National Well being Service in the UK added the product to their drug tariff, which means that a health care provider or nurse can prescribe the product for a affected person and the state buys it for them. In my thoughts, this provides not just this product, but all the Magnopulse merchandise, a leg up on credibility that I hadn’t beforehand anticipated to see within the industry.