For many women, menopause is associated with problems such as insomnia, night sweats and the like. Magnetic therapy is said to help. But does the alternative approach to menopausal symptoms work?
Earlier for some, later for others: menopause begins between the ages of 45 and 60 in women. The outward sign is the absence of a menstrual period. The so-called menopause – the climacteric – brings with it a multitude of complaints that reduce the quality of life. In addition to hot flashes and mood swings, this also includes osteoporosis, night sweats, insomnia and hair loss. Depending on how pronounced the side effects of the hormonal change are, countermeasures must be taken.
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Therapy with magnets – what is it?
Magnet (field) therapy is by no means a new invention. It is part of alternative medicine and is said to have a positive effect on a variety of physical ailments. Proponents of the healing method point out that magnetic stones were already used in ancient China 2,000 years ago to relieve ailments. The ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates wrote about the healing properties and the ancient Romans and Egyptians also believed in the positive properties of magnets on health.
Depending on the manufacturer of the remedy, this involves pulsating or static magnetic fields, which differ in their frequency and intensity. In the wellness area, for example, magnetic bracelets, insoles or plasters are used. The aim is always to stimulate blood flow and cell metabolism. Magnet therapy is said to help with painful degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system, arthritis and fibromyalgia or migraines and wound healing disorders.
Magnetic field therapy can provide relief for pain in the musculoskeletal system.
Magnetic field therapy: how the alternative healing method works
Symptoms of the musculoskeletal system such as back pain, rheumatism or arthritis can alternatively be treated with magnetic field therapy. But the treatment variant is also suitable for treating other complaints.
New function of magnet therapy: help against symptoms of menopause?
The English-based company LadyCare exclusively sells magnets for menopausal symptoms. Magnets are offered under the name LadyCare Plus + which, according to the manufacturer, can rebalance the vegetative nervous system. This part of our nervous system functions independently of direct will, i.e. autonomously (therefore sometimes also referred to as the autonomous nervous system). It takes care of the heartbeat, brain activity, digestion and breathing and is divided into the opposing areas of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic system is responsible for active body functions – heartbeat, breathing. The parasympathetic side, on the other hand, prepares the body for rest and supports digestion. If you believe LadyCare, these areas of the autonomic nervous system become imbalanced during menopause. This disproportion triggers the symptoms – if it is now re-regulated by the magnets, the symptoms are also reduced.
You have to expect that in the menopause!
Does LadyCare actually help with menopause?
At least skepticism is advisable here. As the online magazine “healthline.com” explains, no direct relationship between the autonomic nervous system and menopause could be demonstrated. However, it is well known that the symptoms of menopause are caused by a variety of factors and physical processes.
Magnet therapy can certainly point to success in the treatment of osteoarthritis and migraines. However, so far there is no evidence of a positive effect on the annoying problems associated with climacteric and menopause.
Manufacturers market “wonder drug”
The providers do not provide any conclusive evidence or studies on the actual effect of LadyCare Plus +. Nevertheless, they advertise that their magnet helps against almost all symptoms of hormonal changes: hot flashes, insomnia, stress, itching, skin problems, listlessness, mood swings, vaginal dryness, lack of sex drive and pain during sex, weight gain, urinary incontinence and hair loss, feelings of tension in the Chest and digestive problems, gas, water retention, and bladder infections. It actually sounds unbeatable.
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How is that supposed to work?
It is very easy to use. The magnet is attached to the slip and, according to the manufacturer’s recommendation, should be worn around the clock for at least three months. This is the only way to achieve the effect. It is suggested that the magnet be worn beyond menopause and replaced approximately every five years.
Even if the hoped-for effect does not materialize, the company has an explanation for this: In this case, the fault is probably the wearer’s excessive stress level. They recommend taking three weeks off and working on managing stress during that time. Then it’s worth trying again.
A comparison with other therapeutic magnets is not possible because specific information on the strength of the magnetic field is protected by copyright.
Hormone therapy for the symptoms of menopause carries risks.
Hormone therapy could increase your risk of breast cancer
Every woman goes through menopause. Some with less, others with more complaints. Hormone therapy promises a remedy. But this could increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
Are there any side effects or risks?
First of all: There are hardly any known problems in connection with various magnetic therapies. The makers of LadyCare also speak of a harmless product. However, because magnets can affect certain medical devices, you should secure yourself with your doctor if you live with a pacemaker and your partner has a pacemaker.
Users have also reported minor skin irritations. LadyCare also records that in some cases fans in laptops have been disabled.
A magnet against the symptoms of menopause can hardly do any harm – but it hardly helps either. In this respect, you can only decide for yourself whether the product is suitable for you.
If you are struggling with significant symptoms, seeing a doctor is far more promising. Of course, hormone replacement therapies are not without controversy. But there are a number of other ways to alleviate the symptoms. Sport or a change in eating habits should also be mentioned.
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