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quote:RESULTSNone of the three groups of mice experienced any differences in the measurable size or progression of their implanted tumors. There were no differences between either the “north” or the “south” conditions. Neither one of these had any significant differences in the tumor size or weight compared to the mice in the control group that were not exposed to a magnetic field from a real magnet underneath the cage.
quote:you can begin to learn of the many factual and reproducible experiments conducted there
quote:Originally posted by DonnahAnybody know about magnetism and magnetic therapy? Or how magnetism affects the human body?
quote:Originally posted by YlideYeah, Alice, you're absolutely right. Your body generally maintains its pH balance on its own just fine. If it didn't, you'd have bigger issues than just arthritis and fatigue. pH is maintained by a carbonate/carbonic acid buffer system in your blood. CO2 from respiration is generated continually, which them partially dissociates to form carbonate and bicarbonate, the other half of the buffer. None of these substances are paramagnetic. (i.e. they are not affected by a magnetic field)They're claiming to catalyze biochemical reactions in the body with a little wrist magnet...I can't believe that it's even legal to make that claim.This message brought to you by The Council of People Who Are Sick of Seeing More People
quote:Are there optimum gauss levels and/or quantities of magnets for individuals?
quote:Do the magnetic suppliers need to be more accurate in thier prescription of magnets to taylor them per user?
quote:Does the effectivness of magnet depend on body mass?
quote:Even so i'm still not totally convinced as there could be things like the placebo effect going on but now at least i would be prepared to use magnetic therapy products as a last resort whereas before i wouldn't have even entertained the idea.
... the Placebo effect is well documented and very powerful
We found little evidence in general that placebos had powerful clinical effects. Although placebos had no significant effects on objective or binary outcomes, they had possible small benefits in studies with continuous subjective outcomes and for the treatment of pain. Outside the setting of clinical trials, there is no justification for the use of placebos.
Placebo interventions are often claimed to substantially improve many clinical conditions. However, most reports on effects of placebos are based on unreliable studies that have not randomised patients to placebo or no treatment.We studied the effect of placebo treatments by reviewing 202 trials comparing placebo treatment with no treatment covering 60 healthcare problems. In general, placebo treatments produced no major health benefits, although on average they had a modest effect on outcomes reported by patients, such as pain. However, the effect on pain varied from large to non-existent, even in well-conducted trials. Variations in the effect of placebo was partly explained by variations in how trials were conducted, the type of placebo used, and whether patients were informed that the trial involved placebo.