The Limits Of Medicine

Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7480.1450 (Published 16 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1450

Re: Re: Magna Mallarca

Interesting response it is.
Did the GP get paid for his co-operation?
Even if he did not, the placebo devil is everywhere.

As to the observed increase in blood flow, I do hope you will refrain
from elaborating on this, describing in great detail how each individual
erythrocyte will raise its happy face toward the magnets and offer its
iron content .....

I can increase bloodflow by a multitude of things, not all of them
physical.
Bio-feedback, Hypnosis and other methods accomplish this too.
And at a lot less cost than the modern fad of magnetic healing.
Don't forget that D.D.Palmer, founder of Chiropractic, decided as early as
in the year 1895, that magnetic healing wasn't what he had thought it
would be. He called himself a magnetic healer.
So he "discovered" chiropractic and it has now become widely accepted that
that form of healing seems to be what it is cracked up to be.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

23 January 2005
Dr. Herbert H. Nehrlich
Private Practice
Bribie Island, Australia 4507