Do Copper Bracelets work

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hornby
hornby Member Posts: 8
edited 6. Oct 2016, 09:50 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well ???????

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    No.
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  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
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    no
  • Megrose2
    Megrose2 Member Posts: 331
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    No.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    Yes - for the manufacturers and sellers!
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    They do for those who don't have arthritis.

    I apologise if we seem negative about the drug-free 'alternatives' to what ails thee but, if this and the other nonsense oft-peddled in the latter pages of the Saturday and Sunday papers worked, this forum would not exist. Yet here we are - and not for the want of trying to be better. DD
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  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    What about a combination of copper and tripe with some magnets thrown in for good measure?
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,621
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    Hornby

    I think they probably don't and give some people green arms too :)

    http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/10October/Pages/Copper-bracelets-and-arthritis.aspx

    BUT......they aren't too expensive....some swear by them.....so if you can afford it and if they help you go for it :)

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • hornby
    hornby Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    To be honest I am going to give it a go. I have ordered one with magnets for £3. Probably won't work, but for £3 it won't hurt either. I suppose if it has worked for anyone they wouldn't be on this forum, so even asking the question could be considered daft.
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
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    Just incase you wondered what the reference to"tripe" was all about we are nutters on here.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
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    ARUK's comprehensive guide to complementary therapies.
    http://tinyurl.com/zlbxqxy
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    There's no harm in trying - seeing as how your toe is affected maybe copper insoles may be worth a shot too as that's closer to the affected joint. You are not the first on here in being newly-diagnosed and looking for drug-free alternatives and you definitely won't be the last. Pain makes us feel fragile, fearful and vulnerable so we are natural targets for those who target the worried well. DD
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  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
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    Hi Hornby

    Copper bracelets do not appear to work for the majority of arthritis sufferers nor sufferers of RLS (restless leg syndrome).

    You may like to glance through this link:

    https://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2015/2/Halcyon-Bracelets/SHP_ADJ_279436.aspx#.V_ZXE0sVDGj

    I understand you can return these bracelets within a certain period if they do not work and get your money back.

    Elna
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