Magnetic jewelry has become wildly and widely, popular. Its popularity goes far beyond the eye-catching appeal of these pieces. The jewelry comes in the form of necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. Even a headband here and there can be found from magnetic beads. The beads are made from a synthetic form of hematite.  The greatest appeal of the magnetic jewelry is based upon the beneficial healing properties experienced by its users. This jewelry is made from a gemstone called hematite.

Hematite is a stone occurring in nature as a compacted form of iron oxide. Even the simulated form is still iron oxide.  It comes in a variety of colors from a black-steel to a brownish red.  The Magnetic hematite beads that are used in jewelry is a simulated material that has the same chemical composition to and is virtually identical to, real hematite. The simulated stone is magnetized in such a manner as to keep its strength consistent. That is a critical feature in order for the beads to have healing properties.

Although  Greeks and Egyptians  recorded the therapeutic benefits of permanent magnets four thousand years ago, much debate and controversy has swirled around the therapeutic use of magnetic therapy, today. In spite of the debate, certain facts are indisputable: the jewelry does exhibit magnetic properties . The magnetic strength is measured and consistent. It is also an indisputable fact that magnets have been shown to exhibit valid and beneficial properties that are legitimately useful in certain magnetic-based medical treatments.  There are many sports medicine and physical therapists, neurologists, and chiropractors who  recommend magnets for a variety of conditions.

This is how magnets work in the circulatory system. Our blood contains hemoglobin, which is an iron-based molecule.  The job of hemoglobin is to distribute oxygen, received from the lungs, throughout the body.  Iron is attracted to magnets.  Magnets, in this case, magnetic hematites, are placed on or near certain injured areas of the body. This increases blood-flow to that area. This brings much needed oxygen for healing to the affected area. In fact, it has been scientifically proven at multiple universities that certain magnetic devices increase blood flow.

The way magnets work in the energy area of our bodies is directly based upon the fact that every cell in our body is an electromagnetic field of energy.  Just like the body uses oxygen to heal, it also requires energy to repair cellular damage. For those two basic fundamental properties of magnets, this jewelry has been purported to regulate hormone levels in the blood stream, alleviate pain, increase blood circulation,  increases blood coagulation, reduce swelling and inflammation.

Magnets have been used to treat a long list of ailments such as: fibromyalgia, colitis, IBS, back aches, neck aches, muscle aches. They help with sinus congestion and strep throat, tendonitis, and tennis elbow, cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and joint diseases.  Magnets have also been used to reduce body temperature in the case of fevers.  They are purported to counteract the negative physical effects of the various electro-magnetic frequencies that constantly bombard us through the use of electronic devices.

In spite of the glowing anecdotal reports by its users, magnetic therapy has yet to be definitively proven to actually heal ailments. It is only one of multiple therapies that have yet to be scientifically proven. That’s because no one person or company can claim a patent on magnetic therapy because it is a natural form of treatment. There is no monetary incentive to conduct longer-term research. The little Western research that has been done is flawed because of inconsistent testing variables such as magnetic strengths, time periods of tests and types of magnets used.

In the final analysis, there is really only one test that should be valid to a consumer. That final test is the personal one. Try it for yourself. As long as you are not pregnant or using a pace-maker, then there are no dangers or threat to you. The worst that can happen is that you have added a very attractive accessory item to your wardrobe.

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This article was written by DiAnna. DiAnna writes for the LDwriters network.

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