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Does copper really help with arthritis pain?

A lady at my work wears a bracelet made of pennies, and she said it has really helped with her arthritis in her hands because of the copper. Is this true?....

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Some historians date the use of copper to treat arthritis back to the early Greeks, who believed copper relieved aches and pains. Copper, an essential mineral in the body, helps keep blood vessels, the immune system and bones healthy. The practice of wearing copper bracelets for arthritis began about 100 years ago. It was rumored that this helped relieve arthritis symptoms. But it may have been the natural waning of the disease that improved problems, says Dr. James McKoy, a hematologist with the Arthritis Foundation. Copper is believed to have antioxidant properties to prevent free radicals from damaging joints. Copper bracelets became a popular idea for fighting arthritis because it is thought copper salts can be absorbed through the skin from the bracelet. But doctors do not believe the skin can absorb enough of the copper salts to have an effect on the molecules that damage joints.

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According to this website, no, it doesn't actually help: http://www.livestrong.com/article/28058-copper-arthritis/

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sometimes
it just wears off
or
its a mental trick thing
where when you think if something happening you imagine the effects
like those powerband bracelet things
which do nothing
because if they just told you to wear a copper band and you ddint know what for
and you wore it
nothin would happen
because you have no effects to imagine

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So the placebo effect. Thanks :)
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np :D
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No, I have that before and useless.

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some

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I find gold and diamonds work better

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Ooooh ;)
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