Benefits of Using Magnetic Therapy Insoles

Using magnetic therapy insoles can provide relief from foot issues.
One of the most widely used magnetic therapy products are magnetic insoles.  These products are worn inside the shoes, and they bathe the feet in a healing magnetic field throughout the day, Many people have reported that using magnetic insoles has provide a number of health benefits.

Pain Relief

Pain relief is usually the primary benefit of, and the most widely used reason for using magnetic therapy insoles. Many people suffer from foot pain - in fact, it is one of the most widely reported, chronic-pain issues, along with lower back pain. This is likely due to the fact that the entire weight of our bodies is supported only by our feet for large portions of the day.

Getting needed relief from daily, chronic foot pain is one of the most obvious benefits of using magnetic therapy insoles. Magnetic insoles can also help to relieve long-term pain caused by arthritis, or other normally-occurring aches and pains which are located in the feet. Magnetic insoles may be used in order to get some relief for foot pain caused by working long days or nights, long walks to the bus stop, or to help provide comfort during or after exercise.

Tissue injuries to the foot and ankle, such as sprains, strains, and tendonitis can also be treated using magnetic insoles.

Increased Energy

Magnet therapy has not not only been known to relieve pain for many users, but there have also been numerous claims by people who have used magnetic therapy insoles that they also experienced an increase in energy and vitality. If you often feel tired or fatigued, magnetic therapy insoles may be a product you might want to try. Of course, the effect can be subtle and gradual, so don't expect to instantly jump up and feel like running a marathon the instant you start wearing the insoles.

Wear the insoles regularly for a number of weeks. Pay attention to your feet, and notice if you feel any improvements over time. You also need to make sure that the insoles are snug against your feet to ensure that the healing magnetic field can penetrate deeply enough.

Diabetic Neuropathy Reduction

One of the most common symptoms of people who have diabetes is that they suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy results in excruciating foot pain, as well as constant tingling and burning in the feet. Magnetic therapy insoles are not a cure diabetes, nor is it claimed that they can cure diabetic neuropathy, but they may help to reduce the symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy. This can be an extremely welcome relief to people who suffer from this condition.

Other Benefits

Other benefits reported by various people who have used magnetic therapy included: increased blood flow and elevated oxygen levels, aid in the alignment of cells, stimulated nerve activity, and a normalization or healthy modification of the acid level of body fluids. Magnetic therapy has even been used to treat conditions such as nausea and symptoms caused by menopause.

The Use of Spot Magnets

Using spot magnets for magnetic therapy.
Spot magnets are generally very small therapeutic magnets which are usually sized between 5-10mm in diameter, and usually measure about 1mm in thickness.  They have been specifically designed to be able to be applied for therapeutic uses nearly anywhere on the body. Their small size allows these therapy magnets to be quickly, conveniently, and easily placed on all areas of the body, discreetly and without any physical discomfort.

Spot magnets are often plated with a thin coating of gold, or are otherwise coated to aid in reducing oxidation and to help reduce the occurrence of adverse reactions with the epidermis. Additionally, many of these magnets include a porous, hypoallergenic adhesive, so that they can be readily attached to any area of skin. Spot magnets are water proof and can be replaced once the adhesive wears off. Their gauss rating generally varies from about 900 to 9000 gauss, depending on the material used and size. Magnets that have a higher gauss rating are more effective because the higher strength of the magnet makes it more powerful, and results in its magnetic field being able to penetrate deeper into body tissues.

These magnets are extremely well-suited for treating a wide range of sports injuries and conditions. They are widely used as a pain reliever for strains and sprains, and can easily be applied directly to swollen and inflamed joints. They are generally best utilized in groups or collections, and are even able to be attached to the soles of the feet without causing any disruption to walking.

Some specific sports injuries that are often treated using spot magnets are:

Elbow injuries regularly occur with tennis players and those who play golf, due to the likelihood of injuries caused by the repetitive motions of these sports. For these types of injuries, spot magnets are reported to be highly beneficial and effective. Placement of the magnets for tennis elbow is somewhat different than for golf elbow because the area of the pain and injury is different. Magnets are placed on the external side of the elbow with tennis elbow, and are placed on the inner side of the elbow when suffering from golfer's elbow.

Wrist sprains are often treated by attaching spot magnets beneath a support bandage or simply left in place with adhesive.

Ankle sprains are one of the most prevalent sports injuries and using spot magnets on a sprain can help provide substantial relief.

Thumb sprains are prevalent in those who play rugby and football, and people who practice martial arts.  Healing of thumb injuries can be sped up by attaching a few spot magnets directly over the affected joint.

Shoulder sprains and pain can be treated by attaching a group of several spot magnets to the affected areas after identifying the painful points and muscle stiffness.  A wrap containing a number of spot magnets is often utilized in this situation.

Magnetic Therapy Helps Childhood Incontinence

Magnetic therapy helps children who suffer from incontinence and bet wetting.
Magnetic field stimulation of the pelvic floor appears to be effective for treating children who have overactive bladders, according to one scientific study. Dr. Sang Won Han and other researchers working at the Yonsei University College of Medicine, in Seoul, South Korea, studied the effects of magnet therapy in forty-two kids who were suffering from this problem.

For the study, the kids were separated and categorized according to their symptoms into 3 different study groups.  The groups consisted of: children who experienced voiding urgency and involuntary urinary leakage; children who experienced only bed wetting during the night; and children who had issues with incontinence during both the day and night.

The course of the study involved magnetic field stimulation being applied to the study subjects two times a week for a period of four weeks.  The stimulation was applied using a chair which emitted a magnetic field. Each of the sessions lasted for a period of about twenty minutes.

Upon completion of all of the magnetic therapy treatments for the study, the mean daily voiding frequency was lowered by a substantial amount in the group who had experienced urgency-related incontinence, as well as in the children who been experiencing both day and night incontinence. A measurable reduction in the frequency of urgency-related incontinence was also reported in these study groups.

The study group that suffered only bed wetting during the night, also experienced a substantial decrease in these occurrences.

The study researchers also reported that there was a measured increase in the average overall bladder capacity of the children in all the groups, at the conclusion of the treatments, which can aid in reducing the occurrence of incontinence.

The results of this research study were published in the British Journal of Urology International. For more information, visit Doctor NDTV.

Magnetic Therapy and Gauss Rating

Gauss rating is a measure of a magnet's strength.
When it comes to magnetic therapy products, each product or device has a specifically designed, and measurable gauss rating. The gauss rating of a magnet is a direct measure of how strong its particular magnetic field is.  The higher the gauss rating of a magnet, the more powerful it is, the deeper its effects can penetrate, and the further away its magnetic field can be measured.

Gauss rating is determined and defined by each manufacturer of magnetic therapy products, and this rating is used to essentially let consumers know what the intensity of the magnetic field of the product should be. Basically, the higher a gauss rating is for a magnetic therapy product, the higher the intensity of the therapeutic effects of the product are supposed to be..

Many people may be under the impression that all magnets are pretty much the same, and that they are made from the same material.  However, this is not the case.  In fact, different types of materials are utilized in the creation of different magnets. These materials directly affect what the gauss rating is for the magnetic therapy product.

Two of the most widely used types of magnets which are used in the manufacture of biomagnetic products are ceramic and neodymium magnets. Each of these types of magnetic materials have magnetic fields of different levels of intensity. Of these two types of magnets, neodymium magnets have a much more intense and powerful magnetic field - up to nearly 13,000 gauss, while magnets composed of ceramic have natural occurring magnetic fields that are not nearly as powerful - up to a rating of about 4,000 gauss.

Also, keep in mind that multiple magnets used in a magnetic therapy product do not add their strength together and increase the gauss rating of the magnetic product itself.  For example, a magnetic wrap which contains 10 spot magnets, each with a gauss rating of 1000, does not have a total gauss rating of 10,000.  Products should not be advertised as having a gauss rating which combines the strengths of its individual magnetic components.