Copper Bracelets

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Benefits of Wearing Copper Jewelry

Many people wear copper jewelry for joint pain and stiffness.  I usually wear a copper ring and copper bracelet(s) on my right arm.  I am right handed and work on a computer all day.  The keyboard and mouse can really take a toll by the end of the day.

Wearing copper bracelets

 

Wanting to know more about the effects of copper jewelry, I did some research.  I have never been diagnosed with arthritis, but I do have ganglion cysts in both wrists and some pain and stiffness in my right thumb sometimes.  My right wrist tends to ache and pop, like cracking your knuckles.

I was surprised to learn copper bracelets and magnetic bracelets have no effect on pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis according to WebMD and Medical News Today.  They do go on to say if a person believes in their effectiveness and comes to no harm from missing out on other proven treatments, the placebo effect can help symptoms.

Maybe I am experiencing the placebo effect, but I feel like the copper jewelry helps.  When my thumb starts to ache I put the copper ring on my thumb and it starts to feel better.  My left wrist was aching, I switched the copper bracelet to my left wrist and the pain stopped!  

My husband swears the Copper Fit knee sleeves make his knees feel better when they start to ache.  I have to agree with him after wearing Copper Fit knee sleeves for myself.  When buying Copper Fit sleeves, be sure to get the correct size.  You don’t want them too tight.  You can use the Amazon links below to get started.

In my research I discovered our bodies need copper for blood pressure control, cholesterol and glucose metabolism, and enzyme function.  

Most people get enough copper from their diet according to U.S. News & World Report.  The best sources of copper are found in shellfish, seeds, nuts, organ meats, wheat bran cereals, whole grain products and chocolate.  Smaller amounts of copper are found in dark chocolate, tofu, avocado, whole wheat pasta, millet, salmon, figs, spinach, ground turkey and asparagus.

When I see the green marks on my skin from wearing my copper jewelry, I like to think that means it is working.  Placebo effect or not, I believe it helps my aches and stiffness.

I have found that using Ultra Ajax dish soap as a hand soap in my kitchen also keeps my copper ring shiny without tarnish.  While on vacation, not using Ajax dish soap, my ring started to tarnish.  It shined right up after a few times of washing my hands with Ajax dish soap.  I haven’t tried it on my bracelets, I tend to like the natural copper look on them. 

 

Dull copper ring
Dull copper without Ajax
Shiny copper ring
Shiny copper after Ajax
dish soap

I love the look and style of this ring.  You may want to order a size bigger.  It took three times to finally get the right size ring.  I think I measured wrong one time. 

What do you think?  Has wearing copper jewelry helped you?

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