Monday, January 09, 2006


Yet another sham treatment shown up to be pure quackery:

The study concludes: "Magnets are touted by successful athletes, allowed to be widely advertised, and sold without restrictions, so it is not surprising that lay people think that claims of therapeutic efficacy are reasonable."

Just because someone can run fast, or sink a boat in the Atlantic, or whatever; doesn't make them an authority on all things. But maybe that's a thought process too far for the average doofus consuming 'lifestyle' magazines on a weekly basis...

Debbie Shimadry, director of World of Magnets, said use of magnets was not a cure, but a treatment that was very effective for relief of symptoms of joint-related disorders. She said: "It is important to have the right type of magnet of the right strength, placed in the right area. "Magnetic bracelets worn around the wrist are not going to allievate pain all over the body - they need to be placed directly over the area of injury for the right length of time."

"Right types of magnets..." Sweet Jesus!! "... of the right strength."!! I suppose the big ones used by Wile E. Coyote would be out of the question then:

This stuff would be funny if it wasn't so pitiful.
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