I believe in magnetic resonance imaging.
I don’t believe in magnetism if it comes to PE.
Anyhow, belief is a religious term, in my eyes. Here, we are trying a more scientific approach. Bit more discipline, pudendum, PLEASE :) .
Oh ye of little faith.
In a very quick search on Science Citation Index, I found several studies that demonstrate increased blood flow with static magnetic fields. Here is a conclusion of a 2007 review article that reviewed the studies on magnetic field effects on skin capillary blood flow:
A review of the literature involving the effects of MFs [magnetic fields] on microcirculation and microvasculature [capillaries] indicates that nearly half of the cited experiments (10 of 27 studies) report either a vasodilatory effect [vessels get larger] due to MF exposure, increased blood flow, or increased blood pressure. Conversely, three of the 27 studies report a decrease in blood perfusion/pressure. Four studies report no effect. The remaining ten studies found that MF exposure could trigger either vasodilation or vasoconstriction [vessels get smaller] depending on the initial tone of the vessel.
McKay JC, et al. A Literature Review:The Effects of Magnetic Field Exposure on Blood Flow and Blood Vessels in the Microvasculature. Bioelectromagnetics 28 (2007) 81-98.
Don’t be so quick to trash a very popular urban myth.
Are you listening Thunder?