Magnet Therapy for Managing Arthritis Pain

Arthritis Pain

Is it true or just another myth?

Arthritis is a condition in which some of the connecting and supporting structures of the body lack full functional or structural integrity. The symptoms associated are joint pain, stiffness, fever, fatigue, and swelling. There can be various reasons responsible for Arthritis such as cartilage is destroyed due to age or injury that works as a cushion to the bone. Another reason can be an unwanted attack on the joints or tissues by the immune system caused by genetics and environmental factors, or infection in the fluid surrounding a joint.

A single symptom or test result would not be enough to rectify the type of Arthritis. A proper physical examination, an array of blood tests and medical history and symptoms need to be done.

Apart from medical prescription, Weight loss, Exercise, Stress reduction, Healthy eating such as following a Diet Therapy can also work in the recovery process.

There is no cure for most types of arthritis, which is why people involve themselves with other forms of natural medication and treatment.

Magnet Therapy is one of them!

Magnet Therapy lacks scientific backing still turns out to be a great practice for many followers to get relief. Magnet Therapy is a part of Naturopathic Medicine that involves the use of a weak, static magnetic field to increase circulation in the body and alleviate the pain.

The magnets can be worn as a bracelet, turned into products like mattress pad or shoes, and bind to a joint or a particular area of the body that realigns the body’s electromagnetic field. 

Before learning about the procedure and methods of Magnet Therapy it is important to know the types of Arthritis.

Types of Arthritis

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Characterized by inflammation can also affect your organs. Extreme fatigue, Weakness, Anemia, Dry eyes and mouth are some of the common signs of this disease.

  2. Osteoarthritis: Cartilage loss is common, joint pain, stiffness, swelling; Deformity, Instability and limited range of motion are some of the other symptoms of Osteoarthritis. This type is associated with functional impairment and disability in people.

  3. Psoriatic Arthritis: It is associated with psoriasis, a skin disease.

  4. Ankylosing Spondylitis: Associated with inflammation that targets the spine and sacroiliac joints.

  5. Lupus: Appears as a butterfly-shaped rash that affects the joints, nervous system, kidneys, lungs, heart, and other organs of the body.

  6. Gout: Affects a single joint but characterized by severe pain, tenderness, redness, and swelling from inflammation of the affected joint.

 

Magnet Therapy Methods

Therapists might use any of the 3 major methods listed below to alleviate pain or recover the above-stated conditions.

  • Static magnetic field therapy: Under this form of treatment, somehow the magnet must be contacted or in touch with the skin. You might wear a magnetic bracelet or use it as a mattress pad with a magnet in it.
  • Electromagnetic therapy: To deliver an electrical pulse on the treated area electrically charged magnets are used.
  • Magnetic therapy with AcupunctureUnder the treatment, a therapist’s work is similar to an acupuncturist by targeting energy pathways or channels to stimulate circulation in the body.

Magnet therapy doesn’t recommend pausing the proper medical attention but to practice as an alternative if no other form works well for you. Make sure if you have a pacemaker or use an insulin pump do not go in for Magnet Therapy.

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