Magnetic Therapy- Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
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Magnet therapy, magnetic therapy, or magnotherapy is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving the use of weak static magnetic fields, a form of electromagnetic radiation, produced by permanent magnets. It is similar to the alternative medicine practice of electromagnetic therapy, which uses the same sort of EM radiation, but generated from electrically powered devices.
Practitioners claim that subjecting certain parts of the body to weak EM fields has beneficial health effects. These physical and biological claims are unproven and no effects on health or healing have been established. Although hemoglobin, the blood protein that carries oxygen, is weakly diamagnetic (when oxygenated) or paramagnetic (when deoxygenated) the magnets used in magnetic therapy are many orders of magnitude too weak to have any measurable effect on blood flow.