Magnet Therapy

Magnet therapy, or magnetic therapy, is a form of alternative medicine based treating certain medical conditions by exposure to magnetic fields. Magnetic fields emanating from permanent magnets placed close to the body can cause bones to heal faster, relieve pain, and perform other forms of healing to the body.

It is most commonly recommended by practitioners as a cure for joint disorders and back problems, as exposing certain parts of the body to doses of magnetic energy (or fields) has a beneficial effect.

Repetitive Transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is currently under study as a possible treatment for depression, auditory hallucinations, and possibly to temporarily induce savant-like abilities. In this therapy, a powerful magnetic field is used to stimulate the left prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain which typically shows abnormal activity in depressed individuals

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