Can Magnetic Therapy Treat Fibromyalgia
Though Fibromyalgia is prevalent in 3 to 5 percent of population, 25% of the patients suffering from this problem are work disabled. It is common among the women mostly, but men and children also complain about this ailment. This article tries to understand how magnetic therapy claims to change the lives of Fibromyalgia patients.
What is Fibromyalgia: It is a medical name given to a widespread pain in the body coupled with disturbed sleep, and fatigue. This pain Fibromyalgia take place in the muscles and the soft tissues of the body. The nervous system causes the symptoms of the pain to get intensified several times.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia: These symptoms repeat themselves after a stipulated period of time and affect the patient whole day.
- Memory and Concentration
- Sleep Disorder
- Exercise Difficulties
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Headaches
- Jaw Pain
Factors which increase the symptoms are:
- Weather changes,
- Hormonal changes,
Magnetic Therapy and Fibromyalgia:
Knowledge Gained from Research Study:
- Researchers from the University of Virginia conducted a study on 94 Fibromyalgia patients.
- The study was the largest of its kind and tried to understand the impact of rigorous clinical trials of magnetic therapy on the patients of Fibromyalgia.
- The participants were divided in to four groups.
- Group One: These people slept on specially designed magnetic therapy mattress covers influencing the whole body.
- Group Two: These people used mattress covers which influenced certain affected parts of the body only with magnetic therapy.
- Group Three: They slept with mattress cover that had no magnets in it.
- Group Four: This group used no magnetic therapy technique.
- The study was carried out for a period of 6 months.
- According to the researchers from the University of Virginia, there were significant reduction in the intensity of pain in the first two groups of Fibromyalgia Patients.
- Their study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.