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magnetic therapy

noun
variants: or magnet therapy

medical Definition of magnetic therapy

: the therapeutic use of magnets or magnetic fields in the practice of alternative medicine to treat illness, relieve pain, and promote health
  • Even researchers who are among the leading proponents of magnet therapy concede that larger and better-controlled studies are needed before this approach can rightfully join the cadre of alternative therapies that are clearly effective.
  • —Jane E. BrodyThe New York Times28 Nov. 2000
called also biomagnetic therapy, biomagnetism

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