Glimmering, pure copper bangles feature embedded magnets.
Wearing copper bracelets for medicinal benefits has a long history, all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Proposed benefits focus on reducing joint inflammation and easing pain. Researchers attribute the benefits of copper bracelets to the absorption of trace minerals into the bloodstream. Microminerals of iron and zinc, present in copper, combine with sweat on the skin. From there, the body absorbs these minerals, adjusting any deficiency. A low constant dosage of these microminerals in the blood provides immediate and long-term benefits for tissues and joints.
Promoters say magnetic bracelets work because certain cells and tissues in the body emit electromagnetic impulses. Theoretically, when disease or injury hampers their flow, magnetic energy can rectify the imbalance and reestablish health. Pure copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. It appears pinkish-orange when freshly exposed. Copper has been used by humans for thousands of years because it is one of the few metals that can occur in nature in a directly usable form. The salts produced by copper will colour other minerals blue or green, such as azurite and malachite. This mineral is also essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral; it is found mainly in the liver, muscles, and bones. Copper-containing rock, or copper ore, holds only a small percentage of copper.
As a conductor of energy, when used with earthly crystals, it is said to intensify, enhance and channel their properties.