Is Magnet Therapy a Scam: Nikken Review

Lee | January 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm
Nikken Review with the Doc!

Nikken Review with the Doc!

Where do you draw the line between science and science fiction?

How do you discern if that NEW breakthrough is valid?

Why is it that the weird and bizarre technological advances always happen abroad?

Sometimes when I read about an exotic, life-giving plant or a holistic therapy that grows hair, I am reminded that all of the wacky National Enquirer stories take place in countries other than the United States.

So, when I was asked to review Nikken, a company made famous for using magnets to treat pain, I rolled my eyes and prepared to write a witty and scathing article on yet another scam that preyed on the hopes of the misfortunate.

Like any good journalist, I would do my research and find scores of complaints about the product not working, the science being shoddy and the company surrounded in a cloud of doubt. I figured it would take me about 3 hours to compile enough negative information to fill a textbook with the data on how this entire premise was bad science and deceptive business.

After 15 minutes, I changed my mind.

Most scientific studies do require double blind testing to insure purity and confidence that the hypothesis is true and that the placebo effect (where the thought of a cure is the cure) isn’t responsible for the results. After watching a video from Dr. Weintraub and reading his research on magnetic therapy for pain patients, my skepticism waned.

Dr. Michael Weintraub is a neurologist who specializes in pain management. Like me, curiosity got the best of him when he started to see anecdotal evidence supporting the totally wacky idea, that magnets could have an effect on human tissue.

Weintraub conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled medical study to determine how magnets work in reducing Symptomatic Diabetic Neuropathy pain with Nikken insoles.  If you are interested in reviewing the report, you can find it in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Magazine, Vol.84 in May 2003.

Nikken may have started off with their research and application of magnetic therapy for people. However, their company philosophy has never been about magnets or even pain management. Their mission has always been wellness. In fact, their mission statement has been trademarked:

The 5 Pillars of Health™

The Nikken vision includes an understanding that total wellness rests on the 5 Pillars of Health. They classify these pillars as a Healthy Body, Mind, Family, Society and Finances. Balance in all of these areas can help produce a more healthy and satisfying lifestyle.

While it sounds obvious when you read it, not many companies encompass ALL 5 pillars in their business model. In fact, MLM companies are one of the rare industry segments that support a client’s needs for healthy finances AND a healthy body. Nearly all other business models can only support one or at best two of these segments.

Nikken supports all five.

In fact, their products have branched out from magnet therapy to include ion, infrared, air and water technology for a complete approach to wellness.

  • Creating a healthy financial future for the family is a privilege for any distributor who applies himself consistently to the generous Nikken compensation plan.
  • Supporting a healthy body was the cornerstone of their success. Even with thousands of detractors about magnetic therapy, Nikken pressed on and with the results of their clients as proof positive of their success, they were able to branch out into other areas of health.
  • Developing a healthy mind is an ongoing journey for clients and distributors, alike. Nikken’s support system for their clients isn’t limited to physical products. Their documentation, support and coaching encompasses mind and body.
  • Creating a healthy family is a natural extension of developing a sound financial fortress surrounded by healthy living. When a family has a healthy environment and reduced financial stress, they have a healthy team.
  • The natural extension of a healthy family is a healthy society. Nikken doesn’t simply assume that a family’s health extends to their neighborhood. Through their strict use of recycled materials and reduced energy consumption, Nikken is creating a greener planet for all of us.

Of course, the journey to YOUR 5 pillars of health comes with an investment in yourself, be sure to register for MLM lead spot’s FREE newsletter to learn how getting a email box full of leads on a daily basis will create the life of your dreams.

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20 Responses to “Is Magnet Therapy a Scam: Nikken Review”

  1. I depend on NIKKEN technolagy for much of my work. The only scam is The MLM itself. It takes too much work benefiting your upline before you get enough downline to make any money.
    Therfore I buy my products on eBay from people who gave up the business.

  2. Lee says:

    Hans, I have heard very good feedback about the products that are marketed in this company. Why do you think the compensation plan is a scam?

  3. Sharron says:

    Thank you ! I love Dr.Weintraub presentation,and for spreding the word in
    how magnets work in reducing Symptomatic Diabetic Neuropathy pain with Nikken insoles ,

  4. Dan says:


    This \"study\" was funded by…guess who?!

    From the article;
    ☆ Supported by Nu-Magnetics Inc and Nikken Inc.

    Go figure! A study paid for by Nikken with results that show their sham products work! And even the data is mild improvement at best.

    Nikken is a scam. Period.

  5. Mark says:

    Sceptical information on Nikken.

  6. Mr. Science says:

    It’s very sad that you mislead the public.
    Nikken is a true scam Commercial firm.
    Researchers Did prove that is a “Placebo” affect not the magnet influence.
    Mr. Weintraub got no any proved for his claim.
    the Science Society totaly disagree Period.
    You are probably Nikken Promoter.

  7. Lee says:

    Hi Mr. Science. Thanks for your feedback. I am not a Nikken Rep.

  8. Paul says:

    Great article. Well researched, informative and very well written. Thanks for the great value. Go Nikken!

  9. HKL says:

    I know that the magnets work to relieve pain. And I know that its not a Placebo effect. I took a spill on my bike and could not walk with out pain. My mother had given me a bunch of magnets sewed in a strip years before. I dicided to try them and If i wore them I could walk with out pain. This went on for about a week and then I went to see my Doc and ask if I could hurt my self by wearing them because of walking on them with out being in pain and he told me no. He was a Doc for a university sport team. So I know its not a Placebo effect. I Also know it does not work on my Wife, But has worked on other men. Don’t know Why. But it relieves pain.

  10. Lee says:

    Thank you for your opinion on this controversial topic.

  11. Joe says:

    HOw is this a scam like people say only 3 % of people make money in Network Marketing….SO about 97 FAIL if you fail it doesnt make MLM a scam at all its just not for you..Its like door to door sales its not for everyone.

  12. Sharron says:

    Thank you ! I Love Nikken it is solid debt free company with a heart! The products and the business work and are life changing for me and many others. IL&G

  13. Lee says:

    Joe, Thanks for your feedback!

  14. Lee says:

    Sharron, Thanks for your input. How is using their products, and being involved with this company changing your life?

  15. Karen says:

    As a nurse, I too looked at the science of a product. But, when medication didn’t work for my daughters pain from her spinal tumor, I found the magnets a blessing. The doctors said it was a placebo, I didn’t care what it was. It worked!
    The immediate peaceful sleep she got after months of crying can’t be measured by science. Thank goodness I was opened enough (desperate) to try it. Sometimes our opinions get in the way of blessings.

  16. Lee says:

    Karen, thanks for you opinion on this company and the products that they offer. Enjoy the extra rest!

  17. Jeff says:

    My wife and I have been using these products since 1997 When I injured my left knee. They solemly state you are not to sell products as a cure or for medical ailment. Magnet reasearch has be done for years. I found support and help by joining the company, as well as use of products,\"Yes I am a distributor\" I look to the products as helpful in my overall wellness program. Many do push the MLM side, I do not. If they help ones needs and most of the time they do.
    (about 98% of the time.) Then I have done my part in exposing the product. Wich by the way has Helped my wife and Me SUPRISINGLY WELL. :)

  18. Irene says:

    I was given a maganet from my ex’s grandmother over 15 years ago for back pain. I used it often and felt like it worked but my pain was so great it only took the edge of then (I had 3 little ones running around, working full-time + going to school part-time). I can only imagine how much more pain I would have been feeling without it.

    It has been a few years since I used it, but today (with my back in pain again and kids much older), I rediscovered it. I have been wearing it for 5 hours and my pain is completely gone. I know I still an injury to be careful with, but I can now walk, sit, and get up and down without the pinching and spasiming.

    I would agree with others that this is a great thing, but may not work the same for everyone.

  19. Lee says:


    Thanks for your feedback. It will help others looking into their products make an educated decision on using their products or join their mlm company.

  20. Lee says:


    Please stop back in a week to this blog and let us know how this product is working for you. Thanks for the comment.

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