What are the benefits of magnetic bracelets?


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One of the biggest benefits of magnetic bracelets is that they improve the flow of blood in the tissues of the body parts above they are worn, according to the proponents of magnetic therapy. Additionally, the bracelets assist in relieving pain from the body of the wearer.

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While the phenomenon of using magnetic therapy is debatable, its advocates claim that the bracelets have a positive effect on hemoglobin in the blood, which is only weakly diamagnetic. However, opponents of the therapy say that the magnetic energy in the bracelets is too weak to have any effect on the flow of blood.

Other conditions proponents claims that magnetic therapy treats include foot pain, lower back pain, osteoarthritis, painful menstruation, insomnia and chronic fatigue syndrome, among others. While there is little evidence of how magnetic bracelets function, it is best to approach the therapy cautiously. Patients are advised to seek professional advice from qualified medical doctors before using the bracelets and any other magnetic therapies.

Some government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration of the United States, caution people to approach the therapy with restraint. In fact, not until 2013 did the FDA approve any magnetic therapy for the treatment of migraines.

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