My right hand has been bothering me for about a week now. There is a dulling pain in my wrist making typing, writing, texting, cooking and basically every other task I do with my right hand uncomfortable. I sense it might be how arthritis feels.
I tried yoga and massage as a first attempt therapy, but didn’t notice much change. I reached out to our incredible Modern Day MS community and received a wide variety of feedback including acupuncture, peppermint oil and medication to help the pain.
One commenter simply wrote, “copper bracelet.”
This piqued my interest and after a quick Amazon search I found one for a surprisingly low price.
After I ordered it and told my husband, he quickly rolled his eyes and asked me if I’ve every heard of a placebo effect. I do believe that could happen, but if my hand stops hurting I would be grateful regardless.
According to Earth Therapy, “Magnets worn close to your joints are believed to help increase blood flow to these joints, bringing healing nutrients such as iron and Vitamin C to them. Magnets have been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and are still used today as a first line treatment for many common complaints.”
The believed health benefits of copper include proper growth of the body, efficient utilization of iron, proper enzymatic reactions, as well as improved health of connective tissues, hair, and eyes.
It is too soon to tell if my copper bracelet is relieving my hand pain, but I am willing to wear it in hopes I can heal naturally.
Have you worn a copper bracelet?
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