The healing power of Magnets
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06-01-2015, 07:25 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
My grandma used a magnetic bracelet for a while. She said it helped with her arthritis, and you know what... she always put it on right after taking her pain meds. Go figure.

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06-01-2015, 07:44 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
(06-01-2015 06:58 PM)grizzlysnake Wrote:  
(06-01-2015 03:36 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  I was under the impression that the iron in our bodies was basically bound to hemoglobin, and no longer ferromagnetic.

Woooooooo
but, but, MagnetoSadcryface

Well to stop you from crying...

I think the guard was injected with an iron solution that may have been manufactured to remain free in the blood.
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06-01-2015, 07:49 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
(06-01-2015 01:55 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Went to see a masseuse today for a pinched nerve in my lower back, at one point she suggests I should tape a magnet where it hurts.

I she suggested that to me, I would have said...

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06-01-2015, 08:18 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
I'm guessing that this is one snake oil alternative medicine we won't be seeing used to enhance penis size any time soon.



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06-01-2015, 08:58 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
Maybe magnets are good for bipolar disorder. Consider

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06-01-2015, 09:41 PM
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06-01-2015, 09:56 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
A couple of years ago this little boy was killed when an MRI scanner pulled a oxygen canister across the room and killed the child in the MRI machine.

It was so sad. Just heartbreaking.

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11-01-2015, 09:09 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
Þe idea is þat þe magnet draws þe iron in þe blood to þe injured area, quickening healing.

If you want to see how well þis works get some blood and try using a magnet on it. Noþing will happen.

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11-01-2015, 09:23 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
(06-01-2015 06:58 PM)grizzlysnake Wrote:  
(06-01-2015 03:36 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  I was under the impression that the iron in our bodies was basically bound to hemoglobin, and no longer ferromagnetic.

Woooooooo
but, but, MagnetoSadcryface

Magneto has been able to manipulate non-magnetic materials from the word go. For example: His magic helmet oscillates between magnetic and non-magnetic depending on the writer, he's able to move the silver coin in First Class and able to manipulate copper wring in the source material.

He's generally reconed nowadays to be the "Master of the electro-magnetic spectrum." Though I'm fairly certain that just raises more questions.

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13-01-2015, 12:01 PM
RE: The healing power of Magnets
(06-01-2015 01:55 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Went to see a masseuse today for a pinched nerve in my lower back, at one point she suggests I should tape a magnet where it hurts.

Anyone else heard about this "remedy"?

I would have to say no. The reasoning is this: if you want to alleviate pain, that requires some chemical function to take place (like how ibuprofen works). Magnetism serves no real purpose chemically. The bread and butter of organic chemistry is NMR (which is what MRI was developed from). In this, we use magnets to assist in the determining of a structure. This requires putting a sample into a very high field magnet and irradiating it with radio waves. A boiler plate NMR these days is 400-500 MHz although they can go higher. A 500 MHz instrument has a magnet with the strength of 11.7 T. To put that in perspective, the Earth tops out at about 65 uT at the surface. These magnets are extremely powerful and you can actually watch reactions take place by NMR. This is of course he exact same chemistry that occurs outside the magnet which shows that the magnets are having no measurable effect. The only effect that a magnet has on an atom is to align the spin, and that is only if the atom itself has spin which not all do (carbon 12 for example, no spin). MRI's are very similar to NMR. For anyone who has had an MRI, I seriously doubt that they thought they were treated by it. If there were any truth to it, that would be a VERY hot therapeutic area.

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