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Magnetic therapy for weight loss, also called magnetic weight loss, is an alternative method for weight loss. Magnets have in recent years been promoted for myriad health applications and ailments, from foot pain to inflammations and headaches. Now, they are now being promoted as a weight loss tool.
Many ancient cultures used magnets in healing. Civilizations such as China, Greece and Egypt believed magnets could restore natural balance and harmony to body systems. Archeologists have found records of using magnets in healing that date back thousands of years. Natural magnets were found from Cleopatra's time. They were made by cooled lava, which contains iron, that is magnetized by lodestones.
Magnets acting on the body's own electromagnetic field restore balance. They do this by increasing blood flow and oxygen. This stimulates the natural healing processes of the body. The increased blood flow and oxygen increase cellular respiration. This, in turn, increased caloric consumption--that is, it burns more calories. While there is much debate about the actual cellular effects, magnetic therapy offers a safe, non-invasive therapy.
Magnetic therapy is the use of magnets in an attempt to align the magnetic fields in the body. There has been much discussion over this pseudoscientific practice because the effects have not been proven. Many people utilize this form of alternative medicine as a way to relieve constant pain and help with certain conditions.
How it Works
Magnets are believed to have the ability change our cellular physiology. By using the magnets, it is believed by some that you can change your metabolism and lose weight. The north pole of a magnet stimulates and the south pole slows down metabolism. To stimulate metabolism you place the north pole of the magnet at the thyroid, which is at the base of the throat.
Magnetic therapy is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The claims are not supported by clinical studies. The FDA has intervened in several cases of magnetic therapy for unsupported claims. There is no body of clinical trail research on magnetic weight loss.