Magnetic Therapy, Bio-Magnetics or Magno-Therapy is the practise of using static magnetic fields for improved health and well being.
By subjecting certain parts of the body to static magnetic fields, produced by permanent magnets, beneficial health effects like pain relief, increased blood flow and improved healing can be felt.
Magnet therapy was originally considered as a pseudo-science, however more systematic research has confirmed that strong magnetic fields from permanent magnets are able to constrict and dilate the walls of capillary blood vessels. This reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation respectively.
Static magnet therapy has potenitally effective applications in relief of pain and swelling after sports injury and blunt trauma, as well as wound healing after surgery.