A great classic of alternative medicine, the copper bracelet is a real asset for health, while being an elegant accessory to wear.
The copper bracelet has been recognised since ancient times as an ally for healing the body and soul. It has many benefits and virtues, and in particular helps to relief or prevent certain ailments.
Health Maison offers you a short guide to understand the benefits of wearing a copper bracelet and how it works.
What is Copper?
Copper, with the chemical symbol Cu, is the 29th atom of the periodic table of the elements. It is a transition metal, usually seen as a coppery solid, somewhere between orange and reddish brown.
Copper comes from the earth’s crust. It has many properties make it one of the most widely used materials from Antiquity to the present day.
In the human body, copper is an essential trace element. And it is needed in a small amounts for the maintenance of good body health. Copper has two main roles in the body:
It is a cofactor of many enzymes, especially in the respiratory chain. It is a powerful antioxidant, particularly involved in the negative feedback control of inflammatory reactions.
The Health Benefits of Copper
Copper cures are particularly effective in fighting fatigue, boosting the immune system and preventing cellular aging.
Copper participates in the metabolism of glucose, lipids and protein synthesis.
It also has virtues in the absorption of iron, directly and indirectly because it acts on the production of red blood cells.
Copper is also beneficial in stabilizing bone constitution. Indeed, it helps in the growth and maintenance of bone structure and prevents osteoporosis. In fact, osteoporosis in infants or young children is one of the symptoms of severe copper deficiency.
Copper also has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, as well as on the synthesis of melanin.
Origin of the Copper Bracelet
The historical origins of the copper bracelet date back to ancient Greece.
It was then used as a jewel of social distinction, ritual or therapeutic object, adorning the neck, fingers, ears, wrists and arms of men and women.
Hippocrates already used copper against bone pain.
Widely used in India by Ayurvedic medicine, wearing a copper bracelet can benefit from the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of this material. Copper is particularly known as an effective solution for relieving joint pain, including those caused by osteoarthritis.
This practice has since remained in our Western societies.
Since the 18th century, copper granules have been used against rheumatism.
Copper is also used in homeopathy and naturopathy to relieve bone pain, especially of rheumatic origin.
Wearing a Copper Bracelet?
Wearing a copper bracelet allows you to benefit from a natural cures, without risking an overdose. Copper is absorbed gradually through the skin, depending on the needs of the body, which is self-regulating.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the health benefits of magnetic bracelets:
- Particularly effective in combating fatigue
- Boost the immune system
- Thanks to its antioxidant properties, copper also helps prevent cell aging.
- Beneficial action on the nervous system (reduction of pain, digestion …) and on stress
- Beneficial action on the synthesis of melanin (hormone that makes us tan)
- Long-lasting relief of joint pain: although no recent scientific study on the subject has been carried out, many testimonies support the effectiveness of copper on pain related to osteoarthritis (wear of cartilage and friction of bones in the joints) and arthritis (chronic or occasional inflammation of the joints)
Are Copper Bracelets dangerous for Health?
Wearing a copper bracelet is harmless to your health.
They have no side effects. A very slight discoloration of the skin sometimes appears during the first days, before disappearing.
The only contraindication to wearing a copper bracelet is for people with Wilson’s disease. This genetic pathology prevents the elimination of copper from the liver and is not compatible with wearing a copper bracelet.
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