Magnetic Therapy is a non-medical treatment alternative for those suffering with arthritis. People who have the disease experience inflammation in their joints.
There are two common types of arthritis:
Osteoarthritis is a deteriorating joint disease that effects parts of the body such as knees, lower back, hips, neck and small joints of the hand. Over time, injury or repeated impact to the area reduces the cartilage that cushions the joints in your body. When this happens, the bones will rub together resulting in excruciating pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA effects parts of the body such as joints in the wrists, shoulders, fingers, elbows, thumbs, ankles and feet. RA is an autoimmune disease which causes the body to release enzymes that attack the healthy tissues in the body. Symptoms of RA include warm, tender and swollen joints, fatigue and joint stiffness that is usually more severe in the mornings or after long periods of inactivity.
The premise behind Magnetic Therapy is that it provides pain relief by increasing the blood flow to the problem areas through the use of magnetic devices such as bracelets and rings. The body has natural magnetic and electric fields. Since our blood is supposed to contain iron and magnets are attracted to iron, a device with a magnet inside of it will increase the blood flow, allow the tissues to heal faster, thus providing relief from arthritic pain.
For those that want a non-medical remedy alternative for the disease, magnetic treatment is a viable option.