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Some scientific evidence suggests that certain pain conditions may benefit from magnet therapy. Brown University presented data from a small study of eight patients with chronic pelvic pain at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in May 2000. Investigators placed magnets on two trigger points on the abdomen that elicited pain when pressure was applied. Sixty percent of women treated with magnets experienced a reduction in pain compared to 33 percent of women given “sham” or inactive magnets.
(Source: Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches, by Harold G. Koenig, M.D.)