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. MRI, on the other hand, subject people to massive doses of magnetic fields and there seemed to be no harm on them. However, MRI subjects people under high levels of magnetism only for a short time, while magnets for their illnesses subject patients to long-term magnetic fields, however low those may be. The size of the magnet is essential because you want something that is not that noticeable and can be worn comfortably on a daily basis. Using magnets that are more than 1/8" thick is already quite a bother to wear. As a general rule, the more magnets used the stronger the effect and the better the results. Magnet strength is measured in gauss. Ideally a magnet used in therapy produces a field in the range of 200 to 2,000 gauss. Be aware, however, that magnets can sometimes have varying gauss measurements. The magnet surface strength might be different from its core so read the labels of your magnet carefully. Discovering Magnet Therapy Magnet therapy is considered an alternative kind of medicine or healing. With the use of magnets, it is possible to restore energy to the body, improve sleep, relieve pain and even, stress in a natural way. There are several cases where magnet therapy was able to prevent and treat chronic sicknesses. 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. It could also be the cause for fat accumulation and weight gain.