Does Dazzling Copper Bracelet Heal Arthritis Pain
How perfect life would be if the dazzling copper bracelet healed arthritis pain! It is inexpensive, easy to slip on, and absolutely gorgeous to look at. Now that would happen in a perfect world, which is not here on earth! As an RA (rheumatoid arthritis) patient, I’m always interested in learning about what is out there for helping manage the disease. A jeweler suggested the copper bracelet to me, which is what prompted me to do a little due diligence for my Arthritis Wisdom friends!
Copper is an essential trace element known to play important roles in the body. The Egyptians, Romans, Aztecs, nomadic Mongolian tribes and other ancient cultures used copper medicinally. During the 1832 cholera outbreak in Paris, copper workers were found immune to cholera. Other early medicinal uses included copper bracelets to treat painful joints and muscles. Copper is found in the body helping to utilize iron, supporting nerve function and is a component of several enzymes.
Foods containing copper include:
- dark leafy greens
- beef liver
- whole grains
- black pepper
Copper deficiency is rare, but copper is toxic in excess.
The first randomized placebo-controlled study on the use of magnetic and copper bracelets and wrist straps for relieving pain of arthritis was done by researchers in the UK. They concluded the bracelets and wrist straps were ineffective.
The study was led by Stewart Richmond PhD, a research fellow at the University of York, in England. The results showed that copper or magnetic bracelets were no more effective than the placebo (fake) bracelets. In an Arthritis Foundation article, more details of the study were given and results discussed.
If you have a dazzling copper bracelet, feel fabulous wearing it! That in itself is a win. When you feel fabulous, that is a good thing for your immune system. But, remember the dazzling copper bracelet is not a plan to manage your RA (rheumatoid arthritis)! And that is Arthritis Wisdom!