How do magnet therapy and magnet bracelets relate to each other?
Even a school child knows that magnets are a powerful force. Place a strong magnet near any common metal objects such as pins and needles or nuts and bolts, and you will see them irresistibly pulled close. But what is less well known is the fact that magnets can also be a powerful force for health.
It is thought that magnets can restore the human body to a state of health by stimulating the body's negative and positive charges, regulating the hormones, and bringing more oxygen to the blood. Arthritis, rheumatism, migraines, stress, and sports related injuries are just a few of the conditions that magnet therapy may alleviate. The best way to promote the therapeutic action seems to be placing the magnets in direct contact with the skin. (Note: do not place magnets in contact with your skin if you have any open sores.)
Why use magnet bracelets? You will naturally wonder how to keep a number of magnets in contact with your skin over a period of time. Generally the most convenient way is through the use of magnetic jewelry, such as wearing magnet bracelets, which are lightweight and easy to wear. Bracelets, especially expanding type or bangles, are simple to put on and take off, even for someone with limited functioning in their hands. The bracelets manufactured for magnet therapy are also quite attractive and discreet. You may choose to wear a single bracelet or multiples, or perhaps add a coordinating ring or necklace.
Proper fit Proper fitting of your bracelet is important. The magnets work best when touching your skin; however the bracelet should fit easily and not be tight or binding. After all, you want to be comfortable wearing your magnet bracelet for hours at a time. It is a simple matter to measure your wrist in order to tell your correct size. Take a soft measuring tape (the type used for sewing) and wrap it snugly around your wrist. Alternatively, you can use a piece of string and a ruler. Make a note of your wrist measurement. You will then be able to order a magnet bracelet that will be the best fit for you. If you wish to purchase magnet bracelets for both arms, it is wise to measure both of your wrists, as they may vary somewhat in size, particularly if the wrists are swollen. You can see more information regarding ordering the correct size on our Size Guide page.
What type of magnets to use Magnets made of high quality materials such as neodymium are generally recommended. These materials are lightweight and not bulky or brittle. Magnet strength is measured in terms of Gauss. If you are working with a complementary health practitioner, he or she can advise you on the total strength that is ideal for your magnet bracelet treatment. Of course, it is important to consult with your family doctor before magnet therapy begins. The therapy is not a substitute for conventional medical treatment. Click here for important information regarding magnets.