Ease Diabetic Pain with Magnetic Therapy
Studies have shown that magnetic therapy can reduce some of the pain associated with diabetes complications. While the technique is still very new and has faced a good amount of criticism, there is some evidence that magnets can help widen blood vessels and improve blood flow.
Many complications from diabetes, such as foot pain, infections, blindness, and hearing loss, are results of poor circulation. Magnets can help increase blood flow to problem areas, reducing swelling and easing pain.
Stimulating the Pancreas may Increase Insulin
Some physicians recommend stimulating your pancreas by magnetic therapy on the back. By placing two magnets on the mid-back for 15 minutes a day, above naval level, these magnets may increase the amount of insulin your body releases.
Magnetic Insoles can Help with Foot Pain
Magnetic shoe insoles are available for diabetics with foot pain. Studies have provided evidence that these magnets relieve a lot of the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy or food infections.
If you wear magnetic insoles, walk for 30 minutes a day. These magnets can improve the circulation in your feet and may even increase endorphins and other natural pain killers in your body. This will help you become more mobile and exercise more often, which is proven to relieve painful symptoms of diabetes.
Potential Benefits of Drinking Magnetized Water
Drinking magnetized water can greatly increase the effectiveness of the magnets you place on the periphery of your body. The magnetized water increases blood flow and reduces your chances of infection. Some studies show that magnetized water can also regulate hormone and blood sugar levels.
Effectiveness of Magnetic Therapy
Magnetic therapy is not meant to be a permanent cure for diabetic pain, but it appears to significantly reduce pain for some patients. How effective these techniques are depends on where the magnets are placed. There are certain “trigger points” on the body, primarily the lower back, feet, and shoulders, which produce more pain relief than other areas.
Most commercially-sold magnets will be effective. Those of higher strength have shown promise; stronger magnets appear to have a better effect than weaker ones. Weaker magnets must be worn for a longer amount of time to get any results.