Pick up any magazine these days and you'll notice that many ads on the back pages involve the use of magnets. However popular magnets may be today, the use of magnets as medical tools is not a new fad. In fact, civilizations such as China, India, and Egypt used magnets to treat ailments for centuries, and today magnetic therapy has officially been accepted as a medical procedure in Germany, Japan, Israel, Russia, and 45 other countries.
Tn Oriental Medicine, magnets are used to set up specific patterns of flow, using the bioelectrical and magnetic properties of Qi. Although no one completely understands how they work, practitioners use magnets to treat such conditions as arthritis, back pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel, and tennis elbow.
Before using therapeutic magnets, check with your acu-pro or family physician to avoid buying an ineffective product or risk an unknown contraindication with other therapies or devices you're using.
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