Last update Jan. 6, 2021

Magnetotherapy

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

A set of techniques that use magnetic fields generated by static magnets or by electromagnetic devices that when applied to different parts of the body is thought to promote health benefits by reducing pain and muscle spasticity or by accelerating bone and soft tissue regeneration, among other claims.

The magnetic waves generated by these magnets or electromagnets are of low intensity (much lower than those generated by Magnetic Resonance devices) and they do not remain in the body and do not cause cellular changes in the breast tissue or breast milk.

All magnetotherapy modalities are considered pseudoscientific practice within alternative medicine.

Scientific evidence for any of its purported beneficial effects is nil or highly inconsistent (Taradaj 2018, Multanen 2018, Pan 2018, Lim 2015, Aziz 2015, Cheong 2014, Yadav 2014, Amatya 2013, Smith 2007, Collacott 2000).


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References

  1. Taradaj J, Ozon M, Dymarek R, Bolach B, Walewicz K, Rosińczuk J. Impact of selected magnetic fields on the therapeutic effect in patients with lumbar discopathy: A prospective, randomized, single-blinded, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Adv Clin Exp Med. 2018 May;27(5):649-666. Abstract
  2. Pan H, Bao Y, Cao H, Jin R, Wang P, Zhang J. The effectiveness of magnetic stimulation for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurourol Urodyn. 2018 Nov;37(8):2368-2381. Abstract
  3. Multanen J, Häkkinen A, Heikkinen P, Kautiainen H, Mustalampi S, Ylinen J. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the treatment of pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled study. Bioelectromagnetics. 2018 Jul;39(5):405-413. Abstract
  4. Lim R, Lee SW, Tan PY, Liong ML, Yuen KH. Efficacy of electromagnetic therapy for urinary incontinence: A systematic review. Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Nov;34(8):713-22. Abstract
  5. Aziz Z, Cullum N. Electromagnetic therapy for treating venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jul 2;(7):CD002933. Abstract
  6. Aziz Z, Bell-Syer SE. Electromagnetic therapy for treating pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Sep 3;(9):CD002930. Abstract
  7. Cheong YC, Smotra G, Williams AC. Non-surgical interventions for the management of chronic pelvic pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Mar 5;(3):CD008797. Abstract
  8. Yadav V, Bever C Jr, Bowen J, Bowling A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Cameron M, Bourdette D, Gronseth GS, Narayanaswami P. Summary of evidence-based guideline: complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis: report of the guideline development subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2014 Mar 25;82(12):1083-92. Abstract
  9. Amatya B, Khan F, La Mantia L, Demetrios M, Wade DT. Non pharmacological interventions for spasticity in multiple sclerosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 28;(2):CD009974. Abstract
  10. Smith C, Kumar S, Causby R. The effectiveness of non-surgical interventions in the treatment of Charcot foot. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2007 Dec;5(4):437-49. Abstract
  11. Collacott EA, Zimmerman JT, White DW, Rindone JP. Bipolar permanent magnets for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a pilot study. JAMA. 2000 Mar 8;283(10):1322-5. Abstract

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