Love the Way We Bitch

Archives | RSS

Angry? Mad as hell and you can't take it anymore? Get something off your chest and it could be published online and/or in print. Bitches are anonymous and may be edited for length, grammar, spelling and our lenient standards of propriety.

Submit a Bitch

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bullshit Market

Posted on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Your magnetic therapy bracelets and necklaces don't actually relive pain, you know this right? Anyone with a basic understanding of biology and magnetism knows this. I'll give you this, magnetism CAN have an effect on the body (NOT pain relief though) in extremely strong currents, I'm talking Wiley Coyote strong, but the tiny beads you're selling aren't even strong enough to influence a cell it's right next to much less go through skin. If your tiny necklaces have the effect you claim, then MRI scans should be able to do serious harm (actual biological harm, not harm because of shrapnel or a piercing). But just like sugar pills and homeopathy, you can't overdose on magnetic therapy because it doesn't actually work in the first place.

No controlled double blinded study has ever shown that magnetic therapy has any significant influence on pain beyond placebo. In fact, lots of credible studies show just the opposite. If they showed otherwise you wouldn't be selling your magnetic therapy products at a market, you'd be selling them to hospitals and making millions. No, actually, if magnetic therapy worked, it would have been a staple in health care and recovery ages before you were even born.

Magnet therapy is pseudoscience, and you are a charlatan. At best you are tricking people with false claims and scientific sounding gibberish into wasting their money on junk. At worst you are selling a bullshit therapy to people who might actually need real medicine, medicine they might not seek out after having bought a "magic bracelet" instead. For Shame! —This duck says QUACK

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (60)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.