This is based on the idea that conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis would be alleviated by having a copper bracelet, ring or neck chain in direct contact with the skin on a long term basis.
The NHS website confirms that “everyone needs a daily intake of copper stating that copper helps produce red and white blood cells. Copper triggers the release of iron to form haemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen around the body.
It is also thought to be important for infant growth, brain development, the immune system and strong bones.” The NHS goes on to advise “You should be able to get all the copper you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.”
Copper is not known to interact with any medications and we are not aware of any medical risk in wearing one of our copper bracelets. There have been a limited number of small scale trials of the additional, non dietary, benefits of wearing a copper bracelet which have been inconclusive.
Clearly large pharma companies have no interest in researching the benefit of wearing a copper bracelet – they are in the business of developing new drugs/medicines for profit. So, there is no conclusive epidemiological evidence that wearing a copper bracelet can alleviate rheumatism or arthritis.
However the fact that millions wear copper bracelets worldwide and who swear by them and have done so for centuries is persuasive – so give it a try at minimal cost. We are not medical practitioners and are not giving any medical advice.
We always recommend consulting your General Practitioner for diagnosis of any persistent pain to ensure all therapies can play their part. Copper can cause green staining on the skin which is perfectly normal and is easily washed off.
We do not lacquer our bracelets as doing so completely isolates any contact between the copper and the body.
Please also read in conjunction with our Copper Therapy text. Rare earth magnets are the strongest type of permanent magnet made.
We use neodymium magnets in the majority of our copper with magnets bracelets, two in each and those that are surface mounted are copper plated to blend in with the copper. We also use a much weaker uncoated magnet in our CM1, CM1L, CM2 and CM3 bracelets made to a specific design for an overseas chain of pharmacies.
There are no accredited medical studies suggesting that a stronger magnetic field is better for your health so do not be persuaded by those companies offering more magnets per bracelet as a better product for you. Indeed neodymium magnets were only invented in the twentieth century and ancient people learned about magnetism from lodestones.
Magnet therapy is popular worldwide and like copper therapy has been used throughout the world for centuries with millions swearing by it. It is believed to help ailments ranging from chronic pain to repetitive strain injury providing significant pain relief – very popular with golfers.
The idea is that the magnetic current produced by the bracelet is drawing on the iron content of the blood to boost circulation.
The benefits of improved circulation can lead to greater energy levels, with other benefits said to be an increased efficiency of natural healing processes and a regulation of rhythmical body functions like sleep and bowel movements.
Magnet Therapy may also help you if you suffer from migraines. Although I have a dual chamber heart pacemaker and work with magnets all the time with no adverse effect I would strongly recommend seeking medical advice from a qualified medical practitioner for your own peace of mind.
Please also read in conjunction with our Copper Therapy text. Copper with Zinc bracelets provide the wearer with a constant contact with zinc to help maintain a healthy immune system and to aid optimal well being.
The NHS confirms that zinc helps with “making new cells and enzymes. Also processing carbohydrates, fat and protein in food and wound healing”.
The NHS advise “You should be able to get all the zinc you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.” The non dietary health benefits of zinc and copper bracelets are said to come from the bi-metal properties of the two complimentary metals that form a thermo-couple, producing a gentle electric current that flows through and stimulates the acupuncture points throughout the body.
Copper and zinc bracelets have been used for centuries throughout the world – so whilst the use copper, copper with magnet and copper with zinc bracelets do not have the benefit of conclusive extensive medical research they all have the benefit of centuries of being successfully used throughout all cultures around the world.
Do give one of our extensive range a try as a safe alternative therapy at low cost.