Expanding bracelets – and how they can help people who suffer from arthritis

Expanding Cobra bracelet

Expanding Cobra bracelet

If you suffer from arthritis, the chances are you know a lot about magnetic bracelets and their therapeutic effect. But one of the problems arthritis sufferers have to contend with is that of manual dexterity. How do you even put on (or take off) a magnetic bracelet if you find it hard to make those small tricky movements with your fingers or to operate that fiddly clasp?

The good thing about Magnetic Products Store is that they offer a range of expanding bracelets that have no clasp, that fit most wrist sizes and that you can on just by expanding it, slipping it over the hand and letting it contract back into place over the wrist. Easy as One-two-three!

Jenomi A steel rope

Jenomi A steel rope

There is also a very large selection of bangles, ranging in style from the solid copper bangles (like the one below) that symbolize antiquity to the stainless steel range (see example, right) that is positively futuristic in its appearance.

The good thing about the copper magnetic bracelets is that they can help arthritis sufferers in two ways. The first is that the strong (3000 Gauss) magnets can help with pain relief. This has been proven with clinical studies. Secondly the migration of copper atoms through the skin can have a positive and beneficial palliative effect.

All of this means that if you are suffering from arthritis, you can take a few simple steps to improving your quality of life.

CADOC copper magnetic bracele

CADOC copper magnetic bracele

This sportin’ life

ionTopia collection

ionTopia collection

The first shoots of Spring are peaking through the soil and that means many of us are going to spending more of our free time out of doors. Some of us might even be taking up sports. It happens every year in Spring. We may not hibernate like animals, but we limit our winter excursions out of doors to the things we absolutely have to do: shopping, going to work, the school run, etc.

Purple silicone

Purple silicone

But come the Spring, we start to spend our recreational time out of doors. And that includes sport. After being cooped up indoors for the winter months, we suddenly start to imagine that we’re all world-class athletes. And when people start over-exerting their weary limbs, you get – or rather they get – sporting injuries. I’m not, of course, trying to deter anyone from taking up personal fitness. I’m only cautioning that the Spring-driven newfound  enthusiasm for sport carries a price tag.

ionTopia2But what does all this have to do with arthritis? Well in many ways, sports injuries are like arthritic pains. I don’t mean falling onto a hard surface or running into a wall or being punched in the face by a better boxer – although you get that too in sport. I mean things like repetitive strain injury or twisting an ankle or spraining a wrist. These dull but persistent pains may not be the result of any single event. They may be the result of cumulative causes as one pushes back the envelope. But the end result is pain – possibly even chronic pain.

Augusta Bio Golfers

Augusta Bio Golfers

Magnetic Products Store offers a range of sports bracelets and wrist bands to help athletes and sports persons. Whether its the hypoallergenic silicone wristband, which is waterproof and thus idea for swimmers, to the Augusta Bio Golfers Magnetic Therapy Bracelet with its ultra-strong 6500 Gauss magnetc or the Original IonTopia HI-PRIME, these bracelets are as suitable for people engaging in sport as they are for people suffering from arthritis.

This is certainly something worth checking out.

Alleviate someone’s arthritis on St. Valentine’s Day

MPS Bio Energy

MPS Bio Energy

Those of us who believe in the power of therapy magnets for healing and copper arthritis bracelets for men and women will no doubt be looking for a suitable item to alleviate their suffering at this time of year. The reason for this is that arthritis gets worse in the cold weather, and those of us who suffer from it must inevitably be suffering a lot lately, in this cold weather that we have been having here in Britain.

But now, here’s an idea. If you love someone suffering from arthritis, you can perhaps kill two birds with one stone, by taking buying them a copper bracelet or magnetic therapy bracelet for St. Valentine’s Day, which is coming up in just four days time! That way you get to show them how much you love them and help them with the pain of their recurring ailment.

Jamain white

Jamain white

Of course not everyone believes in the power of magnets for health and the thought of buying a copper bracelet for arthritis may almost seem like a form of superstition. But even if you do not believe in the science behind healing bracelets or hold that the effectiveness of copper bracelets for arthritis is more case of the placebo effect than genuine therapeutic medicine, the bracelets offered by the Magnetic Products Store are beautiful to look at and can almost make one feel better just by casting one’s eyes on them.

So ignore the extra strong magnets and focus on the undeniable fact that these are best bracelets around from a purely esthetic point of view.

 

 

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Magnetic Products Store is giving away a FREE magnetic bracelet

Europe titanium magnetic bracelet

Europe titanium magnetic bracelet

Good news for arthritis sufferers! As part of it’s campaign against the winter gloom, Magnetic Products Store is doing a giveaway of a free of  either a European titanium magnetic bracelet (for men) or a Venus Hearts bracelet (for women). The giveaway – which runs until the 6th of February – is designed to bring some good cheer and joy to this late winter.

In addition to the winter being a time of gloom and depression, it is a particularly bad time for arthritis sufferers, because the cold weather increases pain in the bones and joints. Anything that can alleviate these pains is something to be welcomed. The giveaway is being run from their Facebook page. (Mobile users, click here.)

VENUS HEARTS Titanium Metal Bracelet

VENUS HEARTS Titanium Metal Bracelet

Magnetic jewellery has long been used as an adjunct to conventional medicine in the treatment of arthritis and is now well-accepted as a palliative treatment, although obviously not a cure. Mainstream conventional medicine continues to resist the ideas of alternative medicine, including magnet therapy.

But as the anecdotal evidence grows, it’s acceptance will inevitably become more widespread. In the meantime, entry into this giveaway is free. And for those who don’t win, there are still plenty of magnetic and copper bracelets to choose from.

Magnetic bracelets, Arthitis and the January sales

Arthritis gets worse in winter, but magnetic bracelets and the January sales offer some hope

brt-1049-wmpsI was reading a very interesting article on magnetic bracelets the other day. It contained the following quote:

as we leave Hogmanay/Sylvester behind us, the joy of overdosing on food, wine and the company of family and friends, gives way to the harsh reality of the weather getting even colder (it always does) and come the new year, and all that is gone and all we have left is the long, mournful wait for the break of spring!

That is why the winter blues kick in, not in December, but in January.

The article goes on to offer a very interesting cure to the problem:

the Good Lord, in his wisdom, invented something to bring back the cheer into our lives… to give us sparkle in place of darkness, joy instead of misery, warmth instead of coldness. Yay, verily, the Good Lord, in his infinite wisdom and mercy invented the January Sale. And for those who love magnetic bracelets and other magnetic jewellery, the best news of all is that the Magnetic Products Store’s January Sale has started!!!!

brs4-1-ta-wmpsNow I cannot, in all honesty, say that this has much to do with arthritis – except insofar as arthritic pains get worse in the cold climate of our European winter – but it does have an awful lot to do with the psychosomatic maladies of winter. And, needless to say, that includes the mind-over-matter aggravation of arthritis symptoms. Retail therapy is usually associated with women. But that is just a gender stereotype. Retail therapy is for everyone. For women, it’s clothes. For men, it’s electronic gadgets. And for people with arthritic ailments, it’s the first light of spring on the horizon, even if there’s still a long wait ahead.

Attractive magnets

loveheartWhen a potential customer of a magnetic bracelet starts asking about the strength of the magnets, you know you’re in for a long day.

Because it’s very hard to explain to such customers that the raw figures are not all that important. Unfortunately all too many people think they are. That’s why – way back when – Microsoft went from Word 2.0 to word 6.0. Similarly, they went from Windows 8 to Windows 10. That was their way of keeping up with Apple and its OSX (X being the Roman numeral for 10).

bat-5-wmps-510We are too obsessed with numbers – and one day it will be our downfall. Well maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it surely isn’t wrong to say that we are all too easily led up the garden path by numbers.

Now, I have to say, straight off the bat, that the magnets in the magnetic bracelets sold by Magnetic Products Store are strong – typically of the order of 3000 Gauss. But that should only be your starting point. Of course, you might then be tempted to start counting the number of magnets. That would only prove one thing: that you still don’t get it.

brtd-23-wmpsBecause you’ll probably find that many bangles and bracelets have the same number of magnets as each other. And if you try them out, you’ll find that the ones with fewer magnets are just as good as the ones with more. So the real question is what should you be looking at? How do you decide when you have such a wealth of choice at MPS – far more than you will find at any other store in Europe or pretty much any store in the USA for that matter?

The answer is: choose the one (or two) that looks the nicest to you. No one else can tell you what to buy. (Except maybe your girlfriend or boyfriend!) No one else can tell you what looks nice. That’s something that only you can decide.

brtsw-7-wmps-gSo pick the bracelet you like and buy it. And if you can’t make up your mind, buy two or three.

Of course, if you’re buying a present for someone else, try sounding them out on which one they like the most. Try not to make it too obvious that you’re going to buy it for them. After all, a present is supposed to be a surprise!

Controversy over the use of magnetic therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis

brstd-11-wmaps-510Ask anyone who suffers from osteoarthritis – or any form of arthritis for that matter – and they’ll tell you that they have heard of magnetic therapy. A good many of them are cautiously positive about its efficacy as a palliative to the condition. Some of them even swear by it. But GPs and hospital specialists tend to be wary of it, claiming that it is at best unproven and at worst just a placebo.

But what does the research show? There are a number of studies that have shown that magnet therapy does alleviate pain in osteoarthritis sufferers. However, the medical establishment has always been uncomfortable with these studies and has attacked them, on two sets of grounds. The first is that the sample of patients they study is too small to draw any firm conclusions. The second is that even though the studies are technically “double-blind” – the Gold Standard within the medical research industry – they can never be completely “blind” because the patients can hold the putative magnets to an iron object and see if there is any attraction between them. This would mean that if they wanted to they could find out and this would invalidate the results of the study.

bac-1021-wmpsNow it seems strange to me that anyone would actually want to do this.  Apart from anything else it would imply ill-intent on the part of the patients. But is there any reason to think that human nature acts this way. Certainly no one has ever undertaken a study to determine whether such patient behaviour is common, or even if it happens at all!

A recent article on the Magnetic products store blog made short shrift of this argument:

One assumes that they would have no motive to do so. It is not as if either they or anyone else stands to benefit from such behaviour. And yet the sceptics – or rather the cynics – would have us believe that people who have volunteered to take part in a clinical trial would rather go out of their way to sabotage the trial or undermine its results than simply cooperate and work with the trial to achieve its objectives. This is a fairly outlandish conclusion to draw – and surely an absurd misinterpretation of human nature.

This very succinctly sums up the problem. The medical establishment is so anxious to discredit magnetic therapy – and indeed alternative medicine in general – that they cannot see the wood for the trees.

 

The word skeptic is probably one of the most grossly overused – not to mention misused – words in the English language. Thus, people who dispute the overwhelming evidence in support of man-made climate change are said to be “climate change skeptics.” In reality, they are of course “deniers” rather than mere skeptics. They do not just challenge the overwhelming opinion of meteorologists and climatologists, they flat out deny it, latch onto every piece of pseudoscientific garbage and even attempt to traduce the reputations of the most prestigious of scientists.

Not “pseudoscience” is not a word I feel comfortable with as it is a word that thrown about a little too freely by orthodox medical practitioners with regard to something dear to my heart: magnetic therapy. The article about it in a certain well-known online encyclopedia, for example, effectively equates the use of magnets for treatment or pain relief as if it were the equivalent of tea-leaf reading (for those old enough to remember what tea leaves are) and phrenology. Now I don’t know about you, but I think that comparing an old “grandmother’s” superstition like tea leaf reading with a scientifically-based therapeutic technique that takes advantage of oxygenated blood’s diamagnetic properties and deoxygenated blood’s paramagnetic properties, is not only incredibly insulting, it’s downright stupid.

What is particularly galling is that one person seems to “own” the page – or at least thinks he does. But I did a little digging and discovered that he had been somewhat disingenuous in what he wrote. Specifically, he cited an article that supposedly reviewed many case studies and concluded that magnetic therapy does not work, or at least that there is not enough evidence to show that it does. However, I followed the link to the article and read it and guess what? It turns out that the article he referred to (but conveniently didn’t actually quote from) said that in the case of  osteoarthritis there isn’t enough evidence to rule out the possibility that wearing magnets can help alleviate the pain.

I would take it further and say that the studies the article looked at in its review showed perfectly well that such treatment does work. But I think the point he was trying to make was that the studies that support the use of magnets treatment tend to use small samples. And of course small samples weakens the results. It doesn’t undermine them, it just renders them inconclusive.

As the Wiki entry was plainly misleading, I tried to change it by adding the relevant sentence from the article. As the article had already been cited, it seemed perfectly reasonable to add a direct quote from it. But our champion of skepticism didn’t like the way on which his frontal assault on magnetic treatment had been compromised, so he reverted it back to the misleading way it was. Then, he added another more recent review of the literature, this one from only three years ago, claiming that it too supported his disbelieving position.

So again I checked the source article to see if there was anything he wasn’t telling us. And again, a brief look confirmed what I had suspected all along: namely that the new article also stated not that the use of magnets couldn’t help people suffering from osteoarthritis, but only that the evidence was inconclusive.

But why is it inconclusive. The only reason given is that the people in the experiment can check if the magnets are real or fake. But in practice it is extremely unlikely that they are doing so. So this is really just an excuse by the orthodox scientists to reject evidence that a disruptive medical technology – not an unscientific one- can actually make a difference.

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