Magnetic Ion Therapy
Magnetic ion bracelets are basically designed to help calm your nerves. They are utilized in golf, for example, because golf can be a nerve-racking environment making you feel uptight. In addition, it's claimed that you can have enhanced cell regeneration, and that you can revitalize your body from the stresses of normal life by using magnetic ion bracelets. Most companies use two-dimensional magnets, which are inexpensive to make and do not penetrate deeply enough to be effective. However, some companies are employing alternating north-south polarity orientation, which in effect increases the area of the magnetic field, and these supposedly penetrate deeper into your muscles and tissue fibers. The concept is that we are surrounded by positive ions that get absorbed into our bodies from such sources as mobile phones and other electronic devices, so some magnetic ion bracelets have minus ions to help counteract this affect. Having too many positive ions in your body can cause a decrease in concentration; it can promote muscle and joint pain, and can even make you feel sick to your stomach. By using these magnetic ion bracelets you can supposedly help restore the balance in your life.
These therapeutic bracelets can be worn on your wrist, ankle, or you can get ones that are necklaces. They are offered in a vast range of colors and sizes to suit your taste and preferences. I personally have never tried magnetic ion bracelets, but I guess the concept sounds reasonable enough. Even if they don't work, I'm wondering if there is a placebo effect, fooling your mind into thinking it is beneficial therapy and that they are good for your health.
So I'm curious, have any of you ever tried using magnetic ion bracelets, or other similar gadgets, such as copper jewelry, or other ionic products? Have you found them to do as they claim, or are they just a waste of money? I know that these items are very popular amongst golfers. So what are your thoughts?