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My mother has Osteoporosis, also
arthritis in the joints. She had a stroke 2 years ago, so is
on a lot of drugs. would magnets help her, if so which type
should I buy for her?
Fay Bradon (27.11.05)
Thank you for your email.
Magnet therapy is very good for treating arthritic pain and osteoporosis.
The particular type would depend on where she suffers the most with her pain.
Magnets work best when they are placed as close to the point of pain as
possible, so a bracelet wouldn't help knee pain or back pain but it would help
hand, wrist and elbow pain.
The strength of the magnets is also important. The more pain that she is in the
higher strength of magnets you will need for her. Healing magnets need to be at
least 800 gauss, anything less than this will not be strong enough to penetrate
the flesh. The highest strength magnets are around 2000 to 3000 gauss and are
brilliant for treating moderate to severe pain.
It might help you to understand if I give you and example or 2:
Someone who had an arthritic knee, who would rate their pain (on a scale of 1 -
10) at 6 or above would need to use a high strength magnetic knee strap that
contains 6 x 2,600 gauss magnets.
Someone who had sprained their wrist and gave a pain score of 3 out of 10 would
be fine to use an open ended bracelet containing 6 x 1,700 gauss magnets.
If your mother is in pain in multiple areas, then you can either buy products
for each part or use a magnetic mattress cover or travel pad. This is a very
good way of treating people with all over body pain or people with multiple
points of pain they contain between 45 and 120
high strength 2,600 gauss magnets and are very effective.
Have a look on our website at the various items and if you need any more advice
please get in touch.
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