WHAT IS MAGNET THERAPY?
It is the use of medical magnets, placed on and around the painful areas, to reduce pain/swelling and accelerate healing.
HOW DO MAGNETS HELP PAIN?
Magnets increase the blood circulation, bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to damaged painful areas. Magnets also accelerate the clearance of toxic waste products in the injured areas.
CAN I USE MAGNETS WITH COMPUTER AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT?
Magnets can be used when working at your computer and other electronic office and home equipment but with care. Do not place the magnet directly on the computer or directly on disks, Magnets should not come in direct contact with credit cards or other cards that utilize a magnetic strip for scanning, video tapes etc. Magnets and our magnetic jewelry should not be placed on or near a wristwatch, which has a regular watch movement. A watch with batteries is no problem.
CAN MAGNETS BE WORN WHEN BATHING OR SWIMMING?
If water comes in. contact with the magnet it will have no adverse effects. However, it is recommended that when showering or swimming to remove the magnets. Prolonged contact will affect the finish of the magnetic jewelry. Bathing or swimming while wearing the supports is not recommended. Individual magnets can get lost while bathing or swimming.
DO MAGNETS EVER LOSE THEIR STRENGTH?
Magnets do not lose their magnetic power.
WITH CANCER PATIENTS WILL MAGNETS WORSEN THE CONDITION?
The World Health Organization performed a study in 1987 confirming that magnets have not shown an adverse effect on this condition. We do recommend that you consult your physician.
DURING PREGNANCY WELL MAGNETS AFFECT THE BABY?
Use of MRI procedures during pregnancy is considered safe for the developing fetus. However, we do advise against using magnets during pregnancy as a precautionary measure.
CAN MAGNETS BE USED WITH PACEMAKERS?
No. The magnetic fields can interfere with the mechanism in the pacemaker. Use of any magnetic products with a pacemaker or any other metal implant is not recommended.
CAN MAGNETS BE WORN WITH METAL INSTRUMENTS WITHIN THE BODY?
Magnets will react differently with various alloys. It is not recommended to wear a magnet directly on or very near the metal instrument. However, the use of a magnet in other areas of the body maybe satisfactory but if you experience any discomfort you should discontinue the use of the magnet.
CAN MAGNETS BE USED ANY MEDICAL PATCHES SUCH AS A NICOTINE OR ESTROGEN PATCH?
Since our magnetic products increase blood flow within the area that they are placed it is not recommended that you use the magnet on or near a transdermal drug patch. However, the magnets can be used as long as they are not anywhere near the patch.
ARE MAGNETS SAFE TO USE WITH CHILDREN?
The World Health Organization consider magnets non-harzadous risks and are generally recognized as safe.
CAN MAGNETS BE WORN WHILE ENGAGING IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES?
Magnets are, very helpful to reduce pain during athletic activities. Wear the magnets as long as you are comfortable.
ARE MAGNETS SAFE TO USE WITH ANIMALS?
Very much so. Magnets are being used extensively in treating many conditions with pets, i.e. horses, dogs, cats. See our products for pets! Magnets are used extensively in the Thoroughbred industry as the most effective treatment for many conditions.
CAN MAGNETS BE WORN WHILE TRAVELING?
Magnets will not set off alarms, detectors or interfere with navigation systems.
WHERE ARE THE INDIVIDUAL MAGNETS USED ON THE BODY?
The individual magnets can be used in a wide variety of symptoms and conditions and on different parts of the body.
HOW DO INDIVIDUAL MAGNETS ADHERE TO THE BODY?
The Mini, Maxi, and Card magnet can adhere to the body with the use of our double-sided adhesive disks. These adhesive disks are made to custom fit the size of the Mini, Maxi and Card magnets.
The Hypoallergenic disks are available in packs of 30. A few sample disks are packed in with each individual magnet. The adhesive disks are user friendly. Simply peel off the paper backing of one side of the disk and adhere it to the magnet then remove the other side and adhere it to your body. Try to avoid touching the adhesives with your fingers as the skin oils may affect the stickness.
HOW LONG DOES ONE WEAR THE MAGNETS?
Magnets should be worm as long you have pain. Magnets can be removed once the pain is gone. However when you begin to feel the pain returning immediately use the magnets again. The longer you allow the pain to increase the longer it will take for the magnets to help.
THE GOLD FOIL ON THE INDIVIDUAL MAGNETS SOMETIMES PEELS OFF, WILL THIS AFFECT THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS?
The gold foil on the individual magnets is for decorative purposes only. It has been reported by some customers that the gold foil peels after prolonged and intensive use. This will have no effect on the therapeutic benefits of the magnets.
WHEN DOES ONE EXPECT RESULTS?
This varies with each person. The length of time one has had a painful condition and the extent of the pain will determine how long it takes for relief therefore; it is difficult to give a specific time factor.
HOW ARE THE PRODUCTS CLEANED?
Cleaning instructions are m the packaging of each product. DO NOT USE A WASHING MACHINE OR MACHINE DRYER FOR ANY OF THE PRODUCTS. Most of the magnetic products should be washed by hand with a mild detergent and water. All the products should AIR DRY flat. The mattress overlay and the magnetic seat are large and thick. Since it will take a great deal of time to dry it is recommended that you use a mild foaming upholstery cleaner that can be brushed off once it dry. Use mild soap and cold water for the face mask and eye mask. Air dry. Do not use rubbing alcohol or other type of cleansing liquids.
INSURANCE COMPANIES PAY FOR MAGNETIC PRODUCTS?
Many do when ordered by a physician with a prescription. Check with Insurance carrier for your specific policy. Workers Compensation Carriers pay for most of the magnetic products when ordered by a physician with a Letter of Medical Necessity.
WITH WHAT CONDITION SHOULD MAGNETS NOT BE USED?
- Metal implants such as a pacemaker
- Insulin pumps
- Open wounds
- Drug patches
ARE MAGNETS BENEFICIAL FOR ACUTE INJURIES AS WELL AS CHRONIC PAIN?
The magnets help relieve pain whether it is chronic, such as arthritis or acute such as sports injuries. The magnets increase the blood circulation thus reducing pain and swelling regardless of the type of medical problem. The length of time that it takes for a magnet to help relieve will be longer with a chronic condition than with an acute one.