By now, you probably know that magnetic bracelets are used for hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder pain. You may also have heard that golfers and arthritis sufferers wear them, and others wear them as a preventative measure.
You may have heard some of the benefits of wearing a magnetic bracelet, but what you may not know is how to choose from the various types. Let’s look at the differences between the types so you better choose.
Although there are variations within each type, there are a few different major categories based on construction. In deciding on which bracelet is the right one for you, there are several things to keep in mind.
The basic types of magnetic bracelets are made as singles, doubles, triples, or lariats.
Singles – Single bracelets are, like the name says, a single strand of bead. The beads can be either all magnetic, or magnetic with accent beads. They can be either the stretchy type, or non-stretchy with a magnetic clasp.
Doubles – Doubles are two strands of beads, non-stretchy type, with a magnetic clasp. Doubles allow for up to twice the magnets as singles which can provide for stronger therapy.
Triples – Triples are made of three strands and a magnetic clasp. These can be very powerful as they may have up to three times the number of magnets as a single.
Lariats – Magnetic lariats are also called magnetic wraps or snakes, and can be used as a necklace or an anklet as well. Although varying sizes are available, they are typically 36 or 37 inches long. Instead of a clasp, they simply wrap around your arm, your neck, or your ankle, and use the magnets to hold together. Lariats are popular because of their unique look, and their versatility and strength.
Now that you know the basic types, you can better make your choice. Keep in mind that style and attractiveness are secondary concerns unless you’re buying strictly for fashion.
Remember, when choosing magnetic bracelets for pain relief, you want the strongest therapy advantage you can get. You accomplish this by buying the one with the largest number of strong magnets.