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Magnetic Bracelets for Pain Relief

Kashmira Lad
Magnetic therapy, although plagued with controversies, proves to be a popular form of alternative therapy. It makes use of magnetic bracelets, anklets and necklaces to provide pain relief.
Magnetic therapy is used to relieve pain and restore energy. It possesses an ancient heritage and has been mentioned in some of the earliest writings in Egypt, India, and Greece. It dates back to thousands of years ago during the time of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Today, it is looked upon as a popular form of alternative medicine.


This therapy uses the natural energy of magnetism that is important to the overall health of a person. To understand this, one would need to think of one's body to contain electrical cells. The cell has a positive charge as well as a negative charge. The body can function at its topmost level when both the polarities of the cells are at an equal level.
The polarities are said to have the effects mentioned here:

North Pole (Positive): Calming and relaxing effect
South Pole (Negative): Motivating and stimulating effect
This therapy uses the magnetic field to assist the body's normal healing processes. Applying the magnetic fields to an injured area helps to improve the blood circulation. This would in turn help to enhance body's natural healing process. This improved blood circulation and fluid exchange also reduces the pain and inflammation.
Medical studies have shown that this therapy can prove to be very effective, as it blocks the sensation of pain. Although this has been a matter of much debate, it has been rumored; that it can enable the body to regain its self-healing electromagnetic balance in the natural way.

Types of Magnets

There are two types of fixed magnets: unipolar and bipolar. Unipolar magnets have a positive charge on one end and a negative charge on the other. The concentration on one direction assures a most advantageous depth of penetration of energies. On the other hand, the bipolar magnets have the North and South polarities on the same side.

Caution to be Exercised

Be careful with this theory. If one is exposed continuously to excessive static electricity due to weather fluctuations and household electrical devices, then the body becomes flooded with the positive ions. This can cause a certain imbalance in the body, which can result in the headaches, migraines, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, tiredness, fatigue, etc.
The effectiveness of this therapy rests on certain factors:
  • The magnet strength
  • The thickness of the magnet
  • The spacing of the magnets
  • The number of magnets used
There are magnetic bracelets available to help one to enrich from the benefits even from the confines of one's own home. Magnetic bracelets, anklets, and such other jewelry prove ideal for pain relief.


These are used for the relief of arthritic pain. Copper has also been used for its medicinal qualities for years. In this piece of jewelery, magnet in embedded in every link. This helps to enhance its strength.

Stainless Steel

The stainless steel base ensures that the bracelet does not tarnish. These are useful for providing pain relief on the upper back; shoulder, neck and they also help in preventing headaches.


These are also used for pain relief on the foot area, ankle, heel, and lower knee area. Also made of stainless steel, these have the magnets interwoven into the design.

Wrap Necklace

These are necklaces that are used as chokers. They comprise magnetic hematite beads and are accentuated with crystals in different colors. Along with the healing properties, these are also fashionably designed and have the power to bring relief to arthritic pain.
One can also find magnetic wraps that can be used on the hand, ankle, or neck. These are magnetic bracelets that are sometimes stretchy and may have a magnetic clasp. Also known as magnetic lariats, these can simply be wrapped around your arm, neck or the ankle. The magnets sometimes perform the function of the clasp.
Magnetic therapy, although scoffed by most people, is known to provide relief from pain to a relative extent. Even though, there have been many arguments regarding the benefits and the results of this healing, it proves to be a natural way to restore energy and is a very effective, safe and economical form of alternative therapy.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.