For years, people in search of pain relief have been turning to magnet therapy more and more, despite little scientific evidence that it works.
Now, the Mayo Clinic has made its decision. After launching a study in which patients with foot pain were given special insoles with magnets...or at least that's what they thought. Half the group was actually given fake magnets in their insoles. Turns out, it worked for the patients who strongly believed in the power of the magnets...even among those who didn't get the real magnets.
So, the Mayo Clinic study concludes that magnets do not work for pain, but the mind can...if you want it to.