Magnetic Therapy is a form of alternative medicine using magnetic fields to treat medical conditions. Permanent magnets are placed close to the body in order to cause bones to heal faster, relieve pain and induce other therapeutic effects. It is most commonly recommended by practitioners as a cure for joint disorders and back problems.
Critics charge that no evidence shows that magnet therapy has any real benefits, and thus relegate it to the realm of pseudo-science. It may act as a placebo in some people.