Can Magnets Help Fibromyalgia?

I was asked yesterday if magnets can help with fibromyalgia.  I would like to be able to just say “yes” and move on, but that would be irresponsible and get me in a whole bunch of trouble with the FDA, so I won’t.

Before I go any farther,  I want to make it completely clear that I am not a doctor, I cannot diagnose whether you have fibromyalgia or any other condition, and I cannot prescribe anything for any condition that you may have.

So, what can I say about fibromyalgia?  Well, for one, medicine hasn’t actually decided exactly what fibromyalgia is.  It is closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the lines between the two conditions appear to be very blurry. I often hear that fibromyalgia is actually misdiagnosed lyme disease.

It is classified as one of the many auto-immune conditions where the immune system attacks the body as if it was an attacker. People who have fibromyalgia usually complain that their whole body hurts all the time, and it is a chronic condition, which means that they will probably have it for a very long time and maybe the rest of their life.  People with fibromyalgia don’t usually have much hope of getting out of pain, which is a really sad way to have to live.

I read a good description of fibromyalgia on another site.  It said that it is an inflammation based condition.  For whatever reason, inflammation is triggered in the body and it stays on, becoming chronic.

I have heard many people report that problems with inflammation have improved after using a magnetic sleep system, magnetic insoles, and other magnets.  I have also heard several testimonials in regards to fibromyalgia specifically.

As I said before, I’m not a doctor, so I cannot tell you that magnets will help you if you have fibromyalgia or any other condition.  I will say that magnets have been determined to be completely safe, unless you have a pacemaker or some other battery-powered implant.  With that said, my recommendation is that if you want an alternative to living with discomfort, give magnets a try.  Use a magnetic sleep system, magnetic insoles, and always drink plenty of water (we are 70% water and need to stay hydrated) for 3 months.  The worst that can happen is that nothing happened, and just maybe something might.

Wayne Woodworth

A good night’s sleep on a magnetic mattress pad makes me feel great.

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