Faculty Advisor

Lew Yan Voon, Lok C.


Magnet therapy, the placement of permanent magnets on or near injured areas of the body, is an ancient form of treatment. Within the last decade, this alternative practice has become increasingly popular as well as profitable for many companies. The goal of this project is to demonstrate this renewed growth, via an analysis of public perception, and industry practices and regulations. Available scientific evidence will also be reviewed and a comparison of significant medical studies will be made to determine the extent to which scientists have researched the validity of magnet therapy.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department