does magnetic jewelry really help?

@cher913 (25893)
Canada
April 16, 2010 1:38pm CST
does magnetic jewelry really help you with your quality of life, with all your aches and pains? i know some swear by it. i am interested in hearing from anyone who wears anything magnetic.
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I have a magnetic personality, does that count? I haven't worn any magnetic jewelry, clothing or anything else. I have been waiting to hear from someone I know who either swears by it or thinks it's bogus after having worn some. My husband says it works by drawing metals in our body to them but I can't see how that would improve health even if it did that (which I highly doubt). I mean, the metals would still be in our body, right? As for any mystical powers of magnets, I'm still waiting to see some bonafied proof. No doctor I've ever seen has ever praised them and I have known a few doctors who were very open to all forms of therapeutic treatments.
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
17 Apr 10
Awww, Dogg, you sure know how to cheer up an old lady.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Hey Marti, and Cher, I recently heard that magnetic bracelets, etc. don't work any magic. I wish I could remember my source of information but my memory sucks. Hugsss Leenie
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Hi leenie! I didn't think they helped any. I simply cannot see how they would work. I subscribe to The Mother Earth News online after having bought the magazine for years before the internet came to be. They're all about grassroots stuff, living off the land, natural healing, stuff like that. They have never mentioned the benefits of magnets on our health. They've been around for at least the last 40 years and I'm sure they would toot the magnetetic horn if there was anything to it. One thing I know about that really works, at least for localized pain like that from arthritis, is Capzaisin. My rheumatologist recommended it. It's made from capsaisin which is found in hot peppers, very different than any of those other external pain relief products like Icy Hot or Ben Gay. It has no odor and works immediately. It does cost a bit more than the others but it's sooooooo worth it!
@carolscash (9501)
• United States
17 Apr 10
I have never tried any of these, but my husband has a friend that has a bracelet that he swears helps with his arthiritis. I do not see how it could work,but I am learnng that several crazy ideas can usually be true. I might have to try one soon to see if I can get rid of the pain in my elbow.
• Malaysia
29 Jun 10
i have a magnetic ring that i've been using for a couple of years... but so far i don't feel or notice any discernible differences yet..
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I've never worn anything that was magnetic, but from some of the people that I used to work with I am able to share that it helps to a certain degree, but it isn't like a magic wand. You still have your aches and pains but they aren't always to the same degree that they were without the magnetic jewelry. But, the plus side to it is that there are some bracelets and such that are magnetic and also very attractive at the same time.
@AmbiePam (48669)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I'll be interested to see what other people have to say. I'd try it if a number of people could say it worked for them. It just sounds too good to be true, and kind of implausible.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 Apr 10
I wore magnitite (magnetic rock) jewelry around my wrist. It hurt my wrist because it was too heavy. IF I had had something lighter, maybe it would work, but I gave mine away.