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What is mangetic field therapy?

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Magnetic field therapy uses magnetic or electrical fields to treat a number of musculoskeletal problems. Studies show that it can work for osteoarthritis and other pain conditions. It’s also been found to help fractures heal faster. Magnetic field therapy may not be safe if you’re pregnant, have an implanted cardiac device, use an insulin pump, or take a drug given by patch.

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Mayo Clinic: “Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Acupuncture: An Introduction;" "Chiropractic: An Introduction;" Magnets for Pain;" "Reiki: An Introduction;" "Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction;" "Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Introduction;" and "Herbs at a Glance."

Merck Manual: “Energy Therapies.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Herbal medicine.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 20, 2019

SOURCES

Mayo Clinic: “Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Acupuncture: An Introduction;" "Chiropractic: An Introduction;" Magnets for Pain;" "Reiki: An Introduction;" "Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction;" "Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Introduction;" and "Herbs at a Glance."

Merck Manual: “Energy Therapies.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Herbal medicine.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 20, 2019

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