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Mike Jones

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Do magnetic bracelets soothe arthritis?
« on: 21/11/2011 13:01:02 »
Mike Jones  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi,

As a long term sufferer of arthritis I am wondering if there is any evidence that wearing a magnetic armband will reduce the discomfort of painful joints ?

Also, some armbands are classified in certain strengths - such as 3000 gauss.  Again is there any proof that suggests stronger magnets work better...?

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Mike Jones

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Do magnetic bracelets soothe arthritis?
« Reply #1 on: 21/11/2011 14:16:39 »
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... do magnets have healing properties? ...


Kat -   The answer to the magnet question is, no.  Thereís absolutely no evidence that magnets have healing properties.  Itís all a scam.  In terms of copper bracelets, thereís a lot of old wivesí tales about copper bracelets and when theyíve been investigated for arthritis, again, the scientific studies donít actually show any significant benefit.  There may be psychological benefit.  The placebo effect as we know is extremely powerful, but no.  Thereís no real scientific evidence.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/latest-questions/question/2351/



is there any proof that suggests stronger magnets work better...?

Not if you have a pacemaker ... http://www.physorg.com/news84113704.html
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