Medical and Chiropractic practitioners claim that subjecting certain parts of the body to magnetic fields has beneficial health effects. Magnet therapy takes many different forms. In some cases, magnets are applied to illness-affected areas with the help of wraps, shoe inserts, self-adhesive strips, belts, or "magnetic jewelry" like bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Other products include magnetic mattress pads and blankets, as well as magnetic-field-generating machines and even magnet-conditioned water.

There is evidence that the proper use of magnets reported significant reduction of pain levels in; post-polio pain, diabetic foot pain and shows promise in the treatment of female urinary continence. Magnetic jewelry like bracelets, necklaces and wraps used on a regular basis are a good method of treatment. Magnetic mattresses after continuous use reported significant lower levels of pain.