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Mesmerized by Magnetism - An 18th-century investigation into mesmerism shows us how to think about 21st-century therapeutic magnets By Michael Shermer

 

California Attorney General Sues Magnetic Mattress Pad Sellers by Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Magnetic Stimulation Relieves Depression

Magnetic mattress pad: Rude awakening By Edgar Sanchez -- Sac Bee July 30, 2002

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" ϰ ޾Ƶ̴ ڸ Ѵ. ̰ ϳ (fad) ̴. ̰ ׸ ̿ ٸ ͵ó ̴".  --Robert Park of the American Physical Society.

"ڼ ö ڴ ϳ ٸ ϳ ٷ Ͽ , ̷ ü¿ ſ ڵ   ִ. ׷, ۷κ ڿ 4 ö ڸ йǾ , ̵ ڼ ϱ⿣ ʹ ָ ִ. ̰ հ 񷯼 ϰ 翡 ڼ ν ִ.--Michael Shermer*

ڼ ġ "ü" ϳ ڱ ġ ִٰ Ѵ. Ϻδ ڼ ٰ شٰ κ ڵ ڼ ȭѴٰ Ѵ. ̷ 忡 κ ٰŵ ̳ ȭ ̸ "öú ȿ װͿ 뿡 ٸ ȿ ؼ ִ." (Livingston, 1988). ڼ ϴ Ŵ ϳ . θ ˷ θ ˷ ܰ Ϸ ǰ(Baylor College of Medicine) ߸ , 迡 ڼ ¥ ڼ ̿ؼ 50 ҾƸ ξҴ ȯ ġ Ͽ. ׷ ؼ ȭ ǹϰ Ǵٰ ߴ.

˷ New York College of Podiatric Medicine ϸ ڼ ޹߲ġ ƹ ȿ ٴ ߰ߴٰ Ѵ. 4 19ȯڵ â ڼ ԵǾ ־ 15 â ڼ Ե ʾҴ. ׷ 60% ȿ ־ٰ Ͽ.

ڼ ٴ ǿ ұϰ ڼ 迡 ڼ , , â, 㸮ȣ, Ʈ ǰ ġ ȿ ϰ ִ. ڼ ų 1 5õ Ǿ ִ(Collie). ڼ ī̷ƽ ġ α⸦ ؼ ϴ ġ Ǿ.  ü(Marlynn Chetkof) ' ̿׳ƽ ǰ' Ǹϸ鼭 ڼ °ų ͺٴ ξ ٰ ǰѴ(Collie). Ļ ǹ ָ Խ(Rick Jones) ڼ ϱ⵵ Ͽ. ״ 'Optimun Health Technologies Inc.' ȸ縦 ؼ "Magnassager" ڼ ޸ տ ⸦ 489 ޷ ǸϿ. Խ Ⱑ "ܼ ο ġ" ƴ϶ Ͽ. ״ ̰ ڱ ̿ؼ ϴ ȿ 帧 شٰ Ͽ. Խ ڵ鿡Լ 30 ޾Ƽ ǰ ϰ ϴµ Ͽ. ׷ װ ڵ鿡 ġ Ӽ ƴ϶ Ȯϱ ؼ 2 ϱ , Ǭ ʾҴ(Kasler). ġ magnassager ո ͳ ı (carpal tunnel syndrome, : ǻ 콺 ð ϸ ߻ ٰ ı, Ǵ ̶ Ѵ.) δٰ ߴ.  ġ ̷ ˾Ҵ и ʴ.

ڼ ȯ شٴ ڼ ġ ڵ ̿ θ ڼ ׿  ģٴ Ŵ ϳ . ڼ öú ȿ ƴ϶ Ű ұϰ ڼ ȿ پ ̷ ִ.  ڼ ٰ ϰ  ڼ ö شٰ ϸ ٸ ڼ ĮȭŲٰ Ѵ(Collie). ڼ å (Bill Roper) "ڼ  ͵ ġϰų ġ Ѵ. ڼ ·  ġ Ͼ ϴ ̴."(Collie) ߴ. װ  ̰ ˾Ҵ и ʴ.

Ϻ ڼ ڵ ұ ȭ ִٴ ̻ ٰŸ ϰ ִ. ǰ ȸϱ ؼ ڱ 帧 ȸǾ ϸ ڼ ̰ ϴ ȴ.*  

ڼ ϰ ϴ ݹƮ(Jim Colbert, ) ޽(John Huston, ), (Dan Marino, ̽౹) ̺Ʈ (Lindsay Davenport, ״Ͻ) ̴. ׵ ΰ (post hoc reasoning) ٰ ̴. 㸮 ۰ ڼ 븦 ܽ öú ȿ ƴ ִ. ̰ 븦 ǰų Ȥ ߻ ִ. ǰ ڼ  ȿ ִ. Ȥ ̷ ȸ ִ. ׷  ͸ ڼ ǰ ڵ   ƴϴ.

 ڼ ġ ȿ ִ ƴϴ. ֹ̾ í ΰŰ(Dr. Richard Rogachefsky) ܰ ǻ ֻ縦 600 ȯ ڼ ڼ "ġ ȿ ӽ״" ߴ.  ŷ ׷ ϴ°? ״ X-ray ̰ ִٰ ߴ.  Dr. William Jarvis ȸ̴. ״ "׵ ִ Ϳ ؼ ӻ λ󿡸 ϴ ǻ ٺ̴" ߴ(Collie). ڵ ΰ迡 ȿ ϱ ؼ, ߸ ϴ ִ ̴. ٷ ڱ ⸸ ϱ ؼ̴.

ð South Carolina ǰ , Ű, 缱 α ũ ڻ(Dr. Mark S. George) ġῡ ڼ ȿ ؼ ߴ. ״ 12 ȯڸ 2ֵ δ ڼ ȿ .

ڼ ǰ ȸ ̰Ϳ Ѱ . Ͼ п (fibromyalgia) ޴ ؼ ڼ ȿ ϰ ִ. ֹ̾̿ ͱ е ո ͳ ı(carpal tunnel syndrome) ڼ ȿ ϰ ִ(Collie). ׷ 츮 ڼ ̳ ȿ ִٴ ƹ .

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reader comments

Collie, Ashley Jude. "Let the Force Be With You," American Way, March 15, 1999.

Kasler, Dale. "Inside Business,"  Sacramento Bee, June 29, 1998.

Livingston, James D. "Magnetic Therapy: Plausible Attraction?" Skeptical Inquirer (July/August1998).

Livingston, James D. Driving Force: The Natural Magic of Magnets (Harvard University Press, 1997).

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