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. These include restoration of cellular magnetic balance, and the so-called acceleration of the migration of calcium ions of ions to help heal bones and nerve tissues. It was 1800s when magnet therapy and treatment made a comeback as alternative medicine. The use of magnet therapy continues to be subject of medical research for the last 15 years. In fact, there are about 57 studies/researches in the United States focusing on magnetic treatment. An example would be the study conducted in University of Exeter and Plymouth in 2004 about the use of magnetic bracelets in easing pains of those suffering from osteoarthritis. These days, there is already a heightened awareness of magnets and its power to eliminate discomfort and pain, as well as speeding up the healing process of wounds. Consumer testimonials also helped disseminate the information. How it works It is believed that magnets have magnetic fields that attracts and repel charged particles in the blood. Power After thousands of years, magnets have been found to have the power to influence or cause movement (attracting and repelling) in other objects. By placing magnets at strategic points, the magnetic force causes the molecules to align according to the magnetic field of the magnets. Order This is the alignment used to help the body recover quicker and be on its own. After a week of therapy, 68% of the participants with the strong magnet reported relief, compared to 27% in the control group. However, there were no significant improvements in the objective evaluations of the condition. The study suggested that magnets may reduce pain but did not alter the actual inflammation. This could result into better sleep, clearer mental focus and activity, reduce inflammation and lessen or totally remove pain. According to Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is one of the major health problems and leading causes of disability for Americans who are aged fifteen and above. More women suffer from this compared to men.