There are over 100 different types of arthritis, and many people are seeking ways to help with this painful condition. Arthritis is a common problem for many people. For some, turning to alternative type treatment is the solution they have been looking for.
The idea behind arthritis bracelets is nothing new and is steeped in much folklore. Whether or not these types of intervention have a lasting effect on a person with arthritis is really not known. There doesn’t seem to be any adverse reaction for most people with these types of bracelets, and if relief is believed to occur, then there seems to be no reason to try this old remedy for arthritis pain relief.
Some say that the copper dissolves in sweat and is absorbed into the skin, providing relief; others say that electrical charges generated on the skin from the copper bracelet travel along the acupuncture meridians at the wrist, relieving the pain; while still others say that they reduce pain by increasing the blood flow and bringing more oxygen to the areas of inflammation.
Some say that copper can relieve the pain of arthritis. This is a very old, tradition that incorporates the idea that if the body absorbs copper, it will diminish the pain caused by arthritis. Although not a proven remedy, many people have tried to use arthritis bracelets and feel it is a viable solution to their pain.
Arthritis bracelets are not proven to be effective in the treatment of arthritis. Arthritis bracelets can be found in almost any health food store or on-line. That being said, it should also be stated that not much research has been done into the use of copper, either in the arthritis bracelets or as a treatment plan. Besides the arthritis bracelets that are made out of copper, there are even some places that will sell copper lotion to rub on the skin. Keep in mind when purchasing a copper bracelet, that these can also turn the skin green. Again, none of these treatments have had any clinical studies done to show if they actually work or not.
Another form of arthritis bracelets is the balance bracelet, which is an ionized bracelet that is supposed to help with the pain of arthritis. A company that was actively marketing this bracelet was investigated and fined for false advertising. Beware of companies that claim unbelievable success rates in reducing pain with arthritis bracelets.
Magnetic arthritis bracelets are yet another treatment for arthritis. These are again based on century old theories that involve the use of magnets to get the body in balance. The magnetic bracelets are thought to use the North and South poles magnetic fields to create a balance that will re-charge the body to heal. There is, again no true scientific evidence to support this claim, but there are people who feel better while wearing magnetic bracelets.[an error occurred while processing this directive]