Ancient Wisdom Proven by 20th Century Science Magnets’ effectiveness at relieving pain has been proven by both scientific and clinical studies. One of the most worst forms of pain suffered is by polio patients. They’re often attacked by severe muscle pains, stiff neck, and lower back pain. Polio pain is a perfect test for the effectiveness of bio magnet therapy. Doctors at Baylor University in Texas conducted a double-blind study with pain patients receiving either a real magnet or a placebo magnet. Here are the results.

Pretreatment vs. Post-treatment Pain Scores

With Real Magnet vs. Placebo Device

Real MagnetPlacebo Device
No. of Patients2921
Pretreatment Pain Score9.69.5
Posttreatment Pain Score4.48.4
Change in Pain Score5.21.1

% of Subjects Reporting Pain Improvement with Real Magnet vs. Placebo Device

Real MagnetPlacebo Device
No. of Patients2921
Pain Improved22 patients (76%)4 patients (19%)
Pain Unimproved7 patients (24%)17 patients (81%)

Results: Patients who received the active device experienced an average pain score decrease of 4.4 on a 10-point scale. Those with the placebo devices experienced a decrease of 1.1 points. The proportion of patients in the active-device group who reported a pain score decrease greater than the average placebo effect was 76%, compared with 19% in the placebo-device group. Conclusions: The application of a device delivering static magnetic fields of 300 to 500 gauss over a pain trigger point results in significant and prompt relief of pain in post-polio subjects.

Diabetes and Foot Pain Study

Perhaps you know of diabetics who suffer pain due to lack of circulation in their legs. Now, there’s a proven solution: In a report published in the January issue of the American Journal of Pain Management, researchers noted that magnets sewn into socks alleviated the chronic pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve deterioration and chronic pain in the feet due to diabetes.)” James Balch, M.D., Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Ed., p. 724.

Back and Shoulder Pain Study

Lower back pain may be the most common chronic pain complaint. Many back pain sufferers gave up long ago of ever living pain-free again. A double blind scientific study selected 100 volunteers who suffered from back or shoulder pain. 50 participants were given real magnets and 50 participants were given placebo magnets. The results showed that subjective pain sensation improved for 70% of those using real magnets vs. 26% of those using placebo magnets. Restriction in movement improved for 50% vs. 16%. Use of pain killers improved for 46% vs. 10%.

Real MagnetPlacebo Device
Less Subjective Pain Sensation70%26%
Less Restriction of Movement50%16%
Less Use of Pain Killers46%10%

Conclusion: With reference to the tested trial criteria the therapeutic effectiveness of the magnetized foils is unmistakably higher than the placebo effect of the non-magnetized foils applied to the control group.”
Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine Heel Pain Study
Heel pain can feel like a constant pressure when walking. “Objective: To determine the effectiveness of permanently magnetized pads for the treatment of heel pain syndrome. A double-blind study was performed on patients who have had symptoms in the above areas for at least two weeks.— Permanently magnetized and demagnetized pads will be applied to the symptomatic feet without the patient of the clinician able to differentiate due to identical appearing pads. Only an impartial referee is aware of the true identity of each pad. Discussion of Results: The indication groups for all trial criteria showed a significantly higher therapeutic effectiveness with the magnetized pads than the control groups (demagnetized pads). The best results were achieved with reduction in subjective pain in the heel spur syndrome category. 57.2% of all test persons in this category treated with magnetized pads expressed significant relief of symptoms. The patients who showed increase in ability to walk without pain after treatment represented a 77.1% improvement rate with the magnetized pads versus a 16.6% improvement reported by those with the demagnetized pads. This percentage represented a placebo effect.Strains, Sprains, Spasms, Varicose Veins, Etc. There are so many different types of pain. But, they all have the same root causes of acidity, swelling, and lack of circulation. A German scientist tested magnets on many different types of pain and came to this conclusion: …magnetic pads proved to be successful as pain relieving means for superficial aches, strains, sprains, spasms, varicose vein and phantom limb syndrome.

Foot, Leg, and Jaw Pain Study

If you’ve ever spent several hours on your feet, then you probably know what it’s like to experience foot pain. At Columbia-Presbyterian’s Pulmonary Hypertension Center…several of our patients…tried magnets to treat their jaw and foot pain. These patients report significant decreases in foot and leg pain associated with magnet use, and note that they can walk further when they wear the magnets. Jaw pain is also alleviated with magnet use, according to our patients. Clinician Reviews, Positive Feedback for Magnet Therapy, August 1999. There have been hundreds of studies on magnet therapy. This encyclopedia summarizes the results: Since the late 1950’s, hundreds of studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of magnetic therapy. Magnetic Therapy, Kim Sharp, Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Kristine Krapp and Jacqueline L. Longe, Ed’s., Gale Group, Detroit, pp. 1114, 2001.