The earth itself is a magnetic field, and scientists have confirmed that astronauts suffer from "space syndrome" in space far from the earth because of a lack of magnetism. This shows how important magnetism is to life. NCCIH provides the following material for reference.
AOMAG does not promote or encourage the use of its products to treat pain. The following linked article is presented to help to respond to the numerous inquiries we receive related to the use of magnets to treat pain. We encourage anyone with symptoms of pain to consult your primary health care provider.
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This linked article was created by:
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
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Bethesda, Maryland 20892 USA
A 2013 study concluded that electromagnets may help treat osteoarthritis, but it's not clear if they reduce pain and thus improve quality of life and daily function. For osteoarthritis, small machines or pads are used to deliver electromagnetic fields throughout the body or to certain joints.
In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device that uses strong electromagnets to treat migraines by stimulating nerve cells in the brain, a process known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Transcranial magnetic stimulation is also helpful for other pain conditions.
We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with your healthcare provider.