The History of magnets in natural medicine and wellness has been used for centuries when people found that the lodestone (magnet) alleviated pain and other conditions. In 1493 physician and alchemist Paracelsus used magnets. Franz Anton Mesmer, who made hypnotism popular, had a magnetic healing clinic. Both practitioners believed greatly in the effect of magnets and their healing powers. Medical magnets were very common in the late 1800 and today magnets are very popular to heal leg foot pain, flat feet, diabetic foot and neuropathy. Recently Dr. Weintraub (video here) published independent scientific studies validating the effectiveness of the Nikken magnetic shoe inserts. Nikken invented the first magnetic insole in 1975 and continues to lead the field in magnet product innovation.
Nikken insoles are reported by their users to help with feet pain, foot swelling, sore feet, arch pain, foot arthritis and such. Nikken produces a few types of insoles like the magsteps, magstrides, kidstrides reflexology insoles and the newest innovation the MStride. Niken products has helped thousands of people with their feet problems in over 40 countries for 40 years.