Is Magnet Therapy Is Pseudoscience: A Brief Discussion


What makes magnet therapy different from science-based therapy is that magnet therapy does not meet its criteria of being based upon empirical evidence. Furthermore, magnet therapy has failed to be proven effective by randomized controlled trials and large systematic reviews. Magnet therapists say that magnet therapy works on the basis of cellular level magnetic fields influencing tiny molecules and ions either magnetically or by altering the ionic flow within cells. This theory, like many others like it, has never been proven in scientific studies.

Magnet therapy’s effectiveness has never been tested to be statistically significant. Magnet therapy is unreliable as treatment as magnet therapy does not produce consistent results, and magnet therapy can not be ruled out as a placebo effect. Magnet therapists claim that magnet therapy helps the body heal itself.

Wearing Magnetised Bracelets

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Magnet therapists recommend wearing magnetised bracelets or necklaces all day long for the rest of your life. Magnet therapists say magnet therapy can cure or relieve anything that ails you. Magnet therapists say that magnet therapy works for all kinds of ailments, whether they are physical, psychological, or even both. Magnet therapists say magnet therapy works for all types of pain, such as arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.

Magnet therapists say magnet therapy increases blood flow to the area where the magnet is placed on. Magnet therapists prescribe magnetised water to drink or use in baths. Magnet therapists say that magnet therapy will increase your energy and revitalise you. Magnet therapists primarily use magnet therapy to treat a large variety of conditions, such as back pain, arthritis, and migraines. Magnet therapists do not take an objective approach to magnet therapy. Magnet therapists primarily make money from people who are desperate for a cure or treatment for their ailments.

Flow Of Energy

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Magnet therapy is pseudoscience because magnet therapy lacks sufficient evidence to be an evidence-based practice. Magnet therapy is not part of conventional medicine, and magnet therapists do not use magnet therapy alongside other forms of treatment such as drug therapies or surgery. Magnet therapists say magnet therapy works to restore the flow of energy within the body and can even cure cancer.

Magnet therapists claim that magnet therapy is scientifically proven, but again magnet therapy lacks scientific evidence to back magnet therapists’ claims. Magnet therapists recommend magnet therapy for children too. Magnet therapy is not backed by theories that can be tested scientifically. Magnet therapists claim that magnet therapy works on the principle of ‘like heals like’, which magnet therapists say occurs when an organ or body part has a weak magnetic field it will heal itself by magnet therapy.

Final Verdict

Magnet therapists claim magnet therapy can regulate your body’s systems, improve overall health, and increase blood flow to the area where the magnet is placed. Magnet therapists do not use standardised diagnostic criteria or objective measures of treatment outcome when testing magnet therapy. Magnet therapy is pseudoscience because magnet therapists have failed to offer any scientifically viable mechanisms.

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