By Pat Anson, Editor
Have you heard about the “healing power” of copper?
What about the “undeniable power” of magnets?
Late night television and the Internet are full of ads touting the benefits of wearing copper or magnetic bracelets.
“Research has shown that magnetic bracelets can improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and even help in the treatment of chronic pain,” proclaims one advertisement.
The so-called healing power of magnets and copper can be traced back thousands of years and remain popular today. Magnetic therapy, in fact, may be more popular – and more profitable — than at any other time in history, with estimated annual worldwide sales exceeding $1.5 billion.
But all that money may be going to waste, according to a new study by British researchers, who found that magnets and copper do nothing to alleviate the pain, swelling, or disease progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
Read more at National Pain Report.
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