Magnet Therapy: Does it Work?


Do magnets affect the iron in your blood, increasing circulation and bettering your health? Well, tell me this:

The last time you got an MRI, did the enormous magnets tear all the blood out of your stupid body?





22 Responses to “Magnet Therapy: Does it Work?”

  1. Fred Brehm Says:

    Magnet therapy is like homeopathy, and those MRI magnets are like full-strength solutions. QED.

    • A Researcher Says:

      Funny you say that, because homeopathic remedies are also crap based medicine. Con artists just measure a placebo effect in their studies then patent something they try to sell. It goes against all chemistry principles, literally the opposite of established theory, claiming a substance remains equally strong or grows in strength when diluted. Treatment with these remedies has no predictive power in the patient’s outcome. Trusting either of these things will waste your money and health.

  2. GimpyEstrada Says:

    No, silly, MRI machines don’t pull the blood from your body. They polarize all of the negative iron ions so that when you lay in the light of a full moon, the positive ions in the moon light attach to you. Thus healing your body and giving you a sense of goodness.

    Or something like that.

  3. TheOtherOne Says:

    Silly – MRI machines are all just a big hoax perpetrated by BigMedTechCo to discredit magnet therapy, because if more people started using magnet therapy, Big Pharma would lose money . . . . A guy who claims he used to work for BigMedTechCo said so – online. He wouldn’t lie online, would he? Besides, there was a study!!!!


  4. Dragonfly Says:

    But of course those haematite bracelets act like magnets to pull the cancer cells and free radicals and organophosphates out of your body (Disneyland J Med, 12(9) 2004).

    *Also ducks*

  5. Tom Says:

    Transcranial Magnetic Simulation does have influence, but i doubt this is what the article is about.

  6. Tom Says:

    Stimulation, not simulation, my typo.

  7. crf Says:

    You’ve seen the X-men movie right?

    Before escaping, Magneto uses his magnetic powers to rip the blood out of the body of a guard who’d eaten too much red meat the evening before. This scene is based on real life horror stories from MRI machine accidents.

  8. skepticdetective Says:


    Short and sweet, I love it πŸ™‚

  9. someguy Says:

    RE: magneto

    Actually the guard was tricked into eating a crap load of iron filings not regular red meat. Mystique did her sexy thing to trick him into doing it.

  10. Dr Imp Says:

    RE: magneto

    Actually, IIRC the guard didn’t eat anything. Mystique drugged him and then injected a solution directly into his blood stream. I assumed the solution contained suspended ferrous iron. Must have been very small particles… and they must have been treated somehow to prevent clogging of capiliaries otherwise the guard would have had a stroke.

  11. smersh Says:

    I have seen a whole stainless steel cleaner’s trolley stuck inside an MRI machine. The cleaner wondered why the door was always locked when she came round, then one night it was left open, and BINGO. Her 40kg trolley was sucked ten feet across the room into the magnet. They had to power it down to get it out, and it took a week to repair the machine and get it started again. Awesome.

    As for transcranial magnetic stimulation, that is a different thing, because the magnetic field they use in that is moving, ie dynamic, rather than stable, ie static. Anyone who paid attention in high school physics will recall that a moving magnetic field generates an electrical field at right angles to it, This is how TMS generates stimulation of electrically sensitive tissue such as brain cells. The trick is to figure out where to point the field…

  12. Nihilodei Says:

    As a scientist i get pretty bored by the arguments the natural people put forth.

    Prove your fundamental claims and it will be accepted in science. Until you can prove the mechanisms by which your methods work and support how you claim to have made these links (data…) the fundamental healing modalities are baseless.

    I for one would like to see how anyone has proved energy and particle associations in homeopathy and then go on to prove that these associations may have an effect in vivo… let alone have a medicinal effect associated with coffee. The example i would quote.. their are medicines that are x100. That is one particle in 10 to the power of 20 universes of matter. Given the argument of quantum entanglement.. All the particles in the universe and many many more would have to be “entangled” with the vial of homeopathic medicine that claims the water has full memory.

    Q.I practitioners have to go a lot further.. prove fundamentally that your claim is valid and show by measurement that you have a quantum effect.
    It may come to a surprise that a good controlled study of many patients has an effect.. but if you cant show your claimed science you cant show much else..

    It would be similar to the results of psychic healing or intercessional prayer.

    You should be able to get money out of NCCAMS for a controlled study

  13. Nihilodei Says:

    Whoops i cross posted from the Q.I. crap medicine… humble apologies

    Someone did make a reference to TMS.. Has anyone noticed how little science is in it? I am extremely dubious about their tiny theories on electrochemistry.

    Still, if it helps someone it must be as good as St Johns wort… now there would be a fun but useless trial

  14. Milan Says:

    Seriously magnetic therapy is bullshit. I’m on assignment in Singapore and the push it here til I confront them even the sales people cave in and admit it doesn’t work… I think nearly all people know they are fooling people and so it must be about making money or a name for yourself… being self important. I would be extremely embarressed if I was known as one of these con artists. Others that really believe this must have a strong belief gene or some other naturally selected trait ? I don’t know. Remember sheep like to follow each other and might have been a form or protection or make you feel safer. I’m bored of this topic .. This kind of stuff doesn’t happen in Australia.. or is ignored. It should be illegal. I think all skeptics should work together organiszed and stop this kind of cons with class actions. Lets stop this bullshit. I would join and put money into a site that was doing this … and a site where we can list the quacks and we can have them investigated and stopped.

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  18. Seathrun O Coileain Says:

    What if we put a magnet in the hologram on our power balance bracelets?

  19. Soumitri Says:

    If any of you are looking to try out magnetic therapy…please e-mail thanks πŸ™‚

  20. delimitations Says:

    MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and it’s not meant for healing, it’s a radio-imaging technique, it magentism to polarize ions in tissues, this helps to get a clearer radiologic image, it uses a strong magnetic field to help the radiation beam to cross the tissues and getting a better image.

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