Do copper bracelets cure arthritis? Or are they just a placebo effect?
Our body utilises copper and together with zinc and iron, makes up the trio of minerals essential to our wellbeing. Copper is vital to our health and without it, our brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system would not function properly. Our ability to absorb copper decreases as we age, so is it safe to say that wearing Destino Jewellery, copper bracelets will help fuel our body’s need for this mineral?
Wearing copper bracelets for the purpose of curing arthritis has a long history. The practice of wearing copper bracelets to help alleviate the pain caused by arthritis has been popular since the 1970s. Although it has been used in ancient times primarily for this purpose, there have been no comprehensive scientific studies carried out to determine how copper bracelets work. However it is widely believed that copper bracelets reduce joint inflammation and ease pain.
Many copper bracelets are made specifically for arthritis relief. These copper bracelets are usually untreated so that they can deliver the maximum amount of copper to the surface of the skin.
By wearing a copper bracelet on your wrist, the little openings between both ends of the bracelet create both a positive and negative charge. It creates a natural electric current in the bracelet which promotes blood circulation in the body.
The Pros of Wearing Copper Bracelets
Copper helps with body detox and protects against free radicals.
Copper bracelets are said to help relieve inflammation conditions such as heartburn and ulcers.
Copper creates a natural and healthy PH level.
Copper is actually microbial which means it kills and guards against microorganisms, bacteria and viruses.
Copper is sanitary and does not usually cause infections when worn.
Copper is an important nutrient in the body and is rich in iron. Many elderly people are deficient in such minerals, therefore wearing a copper bracelet is believed to balance copper levels in the human body.
The Cons of Wearing Copper Bracelets
When wearing a copper bracelet, some wearers may experience mild to moderate skin irritation as well as skin discolouration. In rare cases, people may experience an allergic reaction to copper or other ionic metals found within the bracelet.
Copper bracelets may leave blue or green stains on the skin if used for excessive periods of time. As copper becomes soluble with body heat, it can be absorbed into the blood stream through the skin. This discolouration is an indication that the process is working. Skin staining isn’t harmful but it is undesirable to look at.
Increased levels of copper in the blood can cause imbalances with other minerals in the body.
Although it has not been proven scientifically as to whether copper bracelets cure arthritis, many people still insist from their experience that copper bracelets do alleviate pain. Many people swear by it and claim that copper bracelets do indeed help them and are natural drug-free alternatives to combat pain.
It makes no difference which part of the body copper comes into contact with as copper is absorbed into the skin then circulated throughout the body to relieve pain. Many have witnessed the benefits of wearing copper and have testified to how it changed their lives.
For customers looking for fashionable copper bracelets, Destino Jewellery handmade copper bracelets are a great resource. What makes Destino Jewellery different is that raw copper is used to make the bracelets that help absorb copper into the body unlike placebo straps that do not contain copper and are not even magnetic. Not only that, Destino Jewellery, copper bracelets are both highly fashionable and handmade by local artisans. To buy handmade copper bracelets by Destino Jewellery, view our latest collection.