This natural process can be enhanced by magnets. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) Magnets are placed on the front and back of the wrist to help alleviate the pain of this hard-to-heal condition. At the moment, the symptoms can only be controlled with the help of magnets, but the condition is hard to cure. Theoretical claims The claim that magnets can heal have not been scientifically proven since. However, there are theories that magnets (they call them biomagnets ) do not necessarily heal but it can stimulate the body to heal naturally. There are other claims of what biomagnets can do from proponents of magnet therapy. Brief Review On Magnet Therapy For thousands of years, magnet therapy (also known as magnetic therapy) had been known to be a safe, simple, effective and economical form of alternative therapy. From a scientific point of view, magnets had been proven to help the body to regain its self-healing electromagnetic balance naturally. From the evidence, researchers suggest roughly 80% of chronic pain sufferers could benefit from magnet therapy. Pain relief With magnets held against the skin, the capillary walls become relax which boost the blood flow to the painful area. The magnets also help in preventing muscle spasms that cause many forms of pain by interfering muscle contractions. For low back pains, the unipolar type is said to be more appropriate because low back pains come from the deep tissues at the back. Bipolar magnets On the other hand, the bipolar magnets are considered more effective in stimulating surface tissues. The two-pole configuration is deemed better to treat injuries like wrist sprains. To justify the claims, there are several studies conducted on determining if magnet therapy is indeed useful in pain relief. One of the several studies conducted on magnetic therapy is that of the University of Virginia. In their study, patients were divided into groups. The first group received fake magnet, the second group continued with their original treatment methods.