Copper - A Brief History
thousands of years, copper has had a role in medicine and health.
Egyptians used it to purify water and treat chest wounds; the Romans used copper
for skin conditions.
In more recent times, copper was used until fifty years
ago to treat tubercolsis, before the deleopment of antimicrobial drugs.
in the right quantites, has long been thought to suport the immune system (the
body's own defense system), for example, there were reports of copper workers
having immunity to cholera during an outbreak 150 years ago.
A search of
Pubmed - the medical reseach index - shows that copper has a multitude of uses,
and the potential for many more, including cancer therapy, burns and stomach disorders.
1939, Hengarter reported his study of Finnish copper workers. Despite living in
a country where arthritis was not uncommon, they appeared to protected - so long
as they stayed in the industry.
Following reasearch by Sorenson at the
University of Arkansas, several studies in the 1970s confirnmed that copper preparations
can be very effective in inflammatory diseases. It has been shown that copper
combined with anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen, is more
effective than the medicines alone. Copper aspirinate has also been shown to avoid
ulceration of the stomach that so often follows long-term aspirin use.
many, many years, copper bracelets for have
been worn for the relief of pain in arthritis.
It is an old folk remedy.
It is believed that copper is absorbed by the skin to relieve joint pain.
While there is little doubt that some copper
is absorbed, none of the scientific studies have confirmed the benefits of copper
used in this way - but none have disproved its value, or demonstrated any harm.
Copper jewelry is also worn for fashion not function.
Magnetism is believed to stimulate
the circulation, helping the blood stream to carry away toxins and damaged materials
which cause can pain. By improving the efficiency of the circulation, magnetism
may, and help speed recovery time.
Wearing a magnetic bracelet is thought
to help the body's natural defences. For this reason, copper bracelets with magnets
is a way of combining the therepeutic effects of copper, with the circulation
support of magnetism - good for helping with muscle aches and pains, and making
arthritic and rheumatic pains much easier to bear.
As well as a range of
copper bracelets, we offer a selection of combinations of copper bracelet plus
HEALTH WARNING: Copper Bracelets are not toys.
contain varying amounts of lead and
they are NOT suitable for children