Copper, Ions, Magnets

Copper bracelets, Ionized bracelets, Magnetized bracelets

Do they benefit your health?

 Have there been any studies to find out?  Yes, but not very many and those that have been published (mostly in the U.K. and Canada) were weakly set up and the results were questionable.  So you will need to decide for yourself whether these bracelets are beneficial for you or not.

One of the studies showed that when the pain was measured on the WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index, there were no differences between the placebo and the real bracelets.  However when the pain was measured using the PRI sensory pain subscale, the standard magnetic wrist strap seemed to reduce pain more than the other bracelets.  This reduction in pain was small:  2.52 out of a possible 42 points.

Scientifically, a magnetic field would have to be many orders greater in a bracelet form than it has been measure to benefit the human body.  The blood protein is the only diamagnetic substance in the blood but is very weak in magnetic ability.  Therefore, to affect the blood, the magnetic bracelet would need to be so strong that it would affect everything around you.

There are many claims of benefit:

  • Help your golf swing.
  • Help your tennis game.
  • Reduce arthritic pain.
  • Reduce back pain.
  • Improve mood.
  • Reduce muscle pain.
  • Improve your Chi.
  • Reduce Stress.

If you or someone you know wear one of these bracelets and feel strongly that they reduce you pain or otherwise benefit your health, then use them and don’t remove them.  If you have tried these bracelets and they don’t work for you or if you are a strong skeptic, then don’t spend your hard earned money on them – buy some over the counter pain medication of your choice.


About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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