Using magnetic fields as a legitimate treatment for medical conditions makes me a little skeptical. It doesnt help that Professor Chatterjee in class today basically said that he thought there was no way that magnets could cure illnesses. During the lecture today by Dr. Sajda he mentioned TMS and he described it as a coil over the head which has a very high gradient magnetic field. It basically perturbs an area in the brain for a couple hundred milliseconds. Apparently he has done this to himself several times and has not experienced any difference in his mental state at all.
I would be really interested in hearing what everyone else thinkings about this!