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Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy for depression: Mayo Clinic Radio

Magnets at work Put the magnet directly over the pain area. Adhesive bandages can fix the magnets in place. If they do not work the first few days, reposition the magnet over the nearest acupuncture point. (See the Internet or acupuncture books where they are.) If repositioning the magnet fails to bring relief within a month, odds are they are not going to work. Enhancing energy Magnet therapy is also known for increasing the well-being of patients by enhancing energy. During natural sleep, the body revitalizes itself. 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. Small or weak magnets may be left in place all day. Serious infections For serious infections, strong pain or cancerous tumors, even powerful magnets can remain in the body as long as they seem to be beneficial. If the magnet is used for long, and there is a feeling of being drained or plain discomfort, remove the magnet right away. In 2007, there had been a review of all the studies done in relation to magnets as treatment for pain. The review concluded that based on those studies, there was no meaningful evidence that magnet therapy was effective. It added that magnets were in fact not effective. Proponents of magnet therapy, however, claimed that it was impossible to carry out a real double-blind study because participants were able to check on the authenticity of their magnets. 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. Now, magnet therapy is performed in different countries. 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. 

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