Study CONCLUSION: "The delivery of static magnetic fields through a magnetized device directly applied to a pain trigger point or to a localized
painful area results in significant pain relief within a short period of time (less than 45 minutes in our study) and with no apparent side effects. Based on the results of this study and reports in literature of the effect on people with arthritis, it appears that magnetic field energy may be useful in the management of pain in individuals with other types of impairments that are commonly treated in primary care settings/" - Vallbona C, Hazelwood DF, Jurida F. Response to pain to static magnetic fields in post-polio patients: a double blind pilot study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1997; 1200-1203
The Colbert Study CONCLUSION: "Sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad with a magnet surface field strength of approx. 1100 gauss, delivering 200-600 gauss at the skin surface, provides statistically significant and clinically relevant pain relief and sleep improvement in subjects with fibromyalgia. No adverse reactions were noted during the 16 week trial period." Colbert AP, Markov MS, Banerji M, Pilla AA. Magnetic attress pad use in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized double-blind pilot study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 1999; 19-31
The Man Study All patients in the study received lyposuction surgery from the same doctor and were divided into two groups of 10 patients, one group had active magnetic patches the second group had inactive sham devices that looked exactly the same and placed exactly the same way.
The results of the study were stunning. In the treatment group with active magnets there was;
Statistically significant reduction in discoloration.
Statistically significant reduction in edema (swelling)
With the pain measurement, pain was found to be significantly decreased and patients took notably fewer pain killers.
There was no difference in the incidence of complications in both groups and no side effects were observed. D.Man, The influence of Permanent magnetic field therapy on Wound Healing in Suction Lipectomy Patients: A Double-Blind Study, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (December 1999): 2261
Dr. Michael Weintraub's Study Use of magnetic insoles for diabetic peripheral neuropothy. RESULTS: Of the 10 diabetic subjects 90% experienced statistically significant reductions and/or resolutions of their symptoms of burning pain, numbness, and tingling. Weintraub M. Magnetic bio-stimulation of painful diabetic peripheral neuropothy: a novel intervention-a randomized, double-placebo crossover study. Am J Pain Manag 1991; 9;
8-17. Note: MagneticTherapyMagnets.comd does not claim nor does it imply that the magnetic devices used in any of the above described studies were manufactured and/or supplied by any specific vendor.
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