Despite having no definite scientific proof to back up claims of magnetic therapists that magnets can induce healing, more and more people are beginning to believe and use magnets as a complementary form of treatment. The magnets can stop the pain signals from reaching your nervous system, they can help increase or normalize the blood flow allowing more oxygen and nutrients to be absorbed the cells resulting to faster healing and reinstates the overall balance of the body s cells. There are about 5 million Americans who would suffer from chronic pain, lack of sleep, and fatigue because of fibromyalgia (FM). Taking constant medications may not only hurt your budget, it could also cause side effects. Which is why there are some patients who have arthritis, experience frequent migraines, and similar cases are on the hunt of alternative treatment. It was first noted by the Swiss physician Paracelsus and at around the same time by Dr. William Gilbert who prescribed magnets for Queen Elizabeth I. More than a century later, Dr. Frank Mesmer and Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy) conducted several experiments and treatments using magnets which they later advocated. Finding the Truth in Magnet Therapy In its simplest sense magnet therapy uses magnets to relieve the body of pain and cure for a variety of diseases. It is an alternative form of treatment that is more popular in China, India, Japan and in some countries in Europe. Practitioners claim that the therapy has been around for quite some time now with the early Egyptians as one of the very first who used magnets in practical applications. In fact, the use of magnets could be traced as early as the Chinese, Indian, Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Magnetic treatment or healing can balance the body s positive and negative energies. When the body is full of positive charge, the body is in an acid-producing stage. This can cause the person to experience, arthritis pain, general pain, fatigue, insomnia and stress. Magnetic therapy for weight loss proponents state that the north pole of a magnet stimulates metabolism. While the south pole, slows down the metabolism process. Therefore, to increase your body s metabolism you would have to place the north pole of the magnet on the base of your throat, the thyroid.