Scientific Literature

As a chemist and mechanical engineer, we strive to ensure that all the performance products we sell are solidly backed by scientific literature. With that goal in mind and the knowledge that not everyone has access to journal databases, we wanted to create an easy access page of all the peer reviewed, published articles we could find on the various therapies offered in the performance horse sector. If you are unable to obtain a full copy of any of the articles, but would like to read them please contact us for more information.

Ceramic Therapy

Far infrared radiation (FIR): its biological effects and medical applications by Fatma Vatansever and Michael R. Hamblin

Infrared sauna in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. A pilot study showing good tolerance, short-term improvement of pain and stiffness, and a trend towards long-term beneficial effects by Oosterveld FG1, Rasker JJ, Floors M, Landkroon R, van Rennes B, Zwijnenberg J, van de Laar MA, Koel GJ.

Effect of Waon therapy on oxidative stress in chronic heart failure by Fujita S1, Ikeda Y, Miyata M, Shinsato T, Kubozono T, Kuwahata S, Hamada N, Miyauchi T, Yamaguchi T, Torii H, Hamasaki S, Tei C.

The effects of repeated thermal therapy on quality of life in patients with type II diabetes mellitus by Beever, R

Clinical effects of far-infrared therapy in patients with allergic rhinitis by Hu KH1, Li WT.

Effects of whole-body cryotherapy vs. far-infrared vs. passive modalities on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in highly-trained runners by Hausswirth C, Louis J, Bieuzen F, Pournot H, Fournier J, Filliard JR, Brisswalter J.

Biological activities caused by far-infrared radiation by Inoué S, Kabaya M.

Reduction in body measurements after use of a garment made with synthetic fibers embedded with ceramic nanoparticles by Conrado LA, Munin E.

Inhibitory Effects of Far-Infrared Ray-Emitting Belts on Primary Dysmenorrhea by Ben-Yi Liau, Ting-Kai Leung, Ming-Chiu Ou, Cheng-Kun Ho, Aiga Yang, and Yung-Sheng Lin

Bioceramic fabrics improve quiet standing posture and handstand stability in expert gymnasts by Cian C, Gianocca V, Barraud PA, Guerraz M, Bresciani JP.

Is Bio-Ceramic Clothing Legit? Examining The Science Behind Tom Brady's Fancy Pajamas by Brandon Hall (Not a scientific paper but does a great job explaining many of the papers above)

Magnetic Therapy

Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of patients with whiplash-associated disorders or neck pain and associated disorders? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the OPTIMa collaboration by Jessica J. Wong BSc, DC, FCCS(C) , Heather M. Shearer DC, MSc, FCCS(C) , Silvano Mior DC, PhD , Craig Jacobs BFA, DC, MSc, FCCS(C) , Pierre Côté DC, PhD , Kristi Randhawa BHSc, MPH , Hainan Yu MBBS, MSc , Danielle Southerst BScH, DC, FCCS(C) , Sharanya Varatharajan BSc, MSc , Deborah Sutton BScOT, MEd, MSc , Gabrielle van der Velde DC, PhD , Linda J. Carroll PhD , Arthur Ameis FRCPC, DESS, FAAPM&R , Carlo Ammendolia DC, PhD , Robert Brison MD, MPH , Margareta Nordin Dr Med Sci , Maja Stupar DC, PhD , Anne Taylor-Vaisey MLS

Copper Bracelets and Magnetic Wrist Straps for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects: A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Crossover Trial by Stewart J. Richmond, Shalmini Gunadasa, Martin Bland, and Hugh MacPherson

Therapeutic effects of magnetic and copper bracelets in osteoarthritis: A randomised placebo-controlled crossover trial by Stewart J. Richmond , Sally R. Brown , Peter D. Campion , Amanda J.L. Porter , Jennifer A. Klaber Moffett , David A. Jackson , Valerie A. Featherstone , Andrew J. Taylor

Magnet therapy by Leonard Finegold and Bruce L Flamm

Magnet therapy for the relief of pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (CAMBRA): A randomised placebo-controlled crossover trial by Stewart J Richmond

Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee by Tim Harlow, Colin Greaves, Adrian White, Liz Brown, Anna Hart, Edzard Ernst

Response of Pain to Static Magnetic Fields in Postpolio Patients: A Double-Blind Pilot Study by Carlos Vallbona, MD, Carlton F. Hazlewood, PhD, Gabor Jurida, MD

Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials by Max H. Pittler MD PhD, Elizabeth M. Brown BSc, Edzard Ernst MD PhD

The Influence of Permanent Magnetic Field Therapy on Wound Healing in Suction Lipectomy Patients by Man, Daniel M.D.; Man, Boris M.D.; Plosker, Harvey M.D.

The use of magnetic fields in treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Review of the literature by Jolanta Zwolińska, Monika Gąsior, Elżbieta Śnieżek, Andrzej Kwolek

Magnetic Therapy and Athletic Performance by David Schall and Jimmy Ishee

Magnet Therapy: A Billion-dollar Boondoggle by Bruce Flamm

Copper Therapy

Putting copper into action: Copper-impregnated products with potent biocidal activities by Gadi Borkow and Jeffery Gabbay

Metallic Copper as an Antimicrobial Surface by Gregor Grass, Christopher Rensing, and Marc Solioz

Contact Killing of Bacteria on Copper Is Suppressed if Bacterial-Metal Contact Is Prevented and Is Induced on Iron by Copper Ions by Salima Mathewsa, Michael Hansb, Frank Mücklichb and Marc Solioz

Copper Surfaces (CuS) Significantly Lower Rate of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) by Cassandra Salgado