475-221 BCE

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Yellow Emperor’s Book

The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine is published. The book outlines the application of magnetic stones to correct health imbalances.

~1530

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P.T.P von Hohenheim

Philippus T. Paracelsus von Hohenheim, a physician and alchemist, advocates using magnets to energize and influence the body’s life force to start the healing process.

1812

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Dr. John Birch

Dr. John Birch introduces magnetic therapy for the treatment of pseudoarthrosis in London.

1905

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Dr. Kreft.

Dr. Kreft reports the healing effect of magnet therapy on rheumatic diseases such as sciatica and neuralgia.

1975

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Isamu Masuda

Isamu Masuda launches Nihon Kenko Zoushin Kenkyukai Corporation, a Japanese health products firm that specializes in wearable, therapeutic magnets that becomes the precursor to Nikken Global.

1998

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Dr. Paul Rosch

estimates that approximately $500 million is spent on therapeutic magnets in the US alone. He also states that the global market is estimated at $2 billion. Both of these dollar amounts continue to be reported as the therapeutic magnet market share.

2007

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Copper and Magnetic Bracelets

Copper and magnetic bracelets for rheumatoid arthritis (CAMBRA) trial investigates the effectiveness of magnet therapy for pain relief of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and the findings indicate a need for more study.

2004-2017

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Peer-Reviewed Studies

More than 80 peer-reviewed studies on static (non-electrically charged) magnet therapies are conducted with varying results.