Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Copper, Does it Heal?

For the past month I have been having problems with my arm, most likely tendonitis from typing on the computer (dang those FB games) and working with my wire and beads..anyway if I take Motrin, it gets better. So, I'm thinking it is an inflammation of some kind. I had read that Copper would help and I could forgo the drugs when it is acting up, so that is the plan. Now if you believe in Copper healing this is a wonderful solution....I'm not sure that I do or don't but a lot of older folks swear by it for arthritis and wear copper bracelets. Since I do make jewelry, I have a lot of copper chain and wire around so here came the making of the copper bangles this morning. My wire was only 14 gauge and I needed 12, but it works for now. I've been wearing my copper love knot ring, see previous posts and the bracelets today and can actually say that my arm isn't as stiff as yesterday. Maybe it's working. I'll wear them for a week and report back. Here is a little bit more about the healing qualities of Copper that I obtained from the Jewelry Supplier web site.

Healing PropertiesHealers base their belief in Copper’s power to heal the mind and body based on the metal’s energy conducting properties. They believe that it can even facilitate this process and use it for creating crystal wands and other means of transferring the energy of crystals. They also attribute many of the same healing qualities to crystals and minerals that contain Copper traces.

Mental Healing
According to New Age healers, Copper can stimulate the flow of energy and hence move Psychic or Mental energies thereby helping the wearer overcome lethargic tendencies, resulting in a more vitalized person with amplified thoughts. They also attribute powers of communication, channeling, cleansing, purification, increasing self-esteem and freeing the wearer of mental burdens.

Physical Healing
Beginning in the 1970s in the United States, Copper's use as a healing agent began to see an increase. People who believe in its power esteem it as a very powerful assistant with Arthritic and Rheumatic diseases, but also look to it for its healing properties in improving the circulation of blood, increasing energy, detoxification, reducing inflammation, stabilizing metabolism and improving Oxygen use.

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  1. Oh's all in your mind. :)

    It's like people who belief in the "powers" of crystals. *sigh* Pure fantasy. Stones can't heal. Neither can copper.

    But it sure is pretty.

    Are you soldering it? How big is your torch? I tried making some bangles a long time ago but it's too tough to do with a small torch...can't get the whole circle hot enough.

  2. Oh how I wished it did work, I would cover myself with lots of beautiful copper. I am crazy about the look of copper and have much of it around my place but as yet have not gotten that healing feeling. Please let us know how the study of yours works out I find it very interesting! Jeanne

  3. Okay so my testing is continuing with all my copper jewelry on my aching arm. When I don't use it it get's better....go figure. Oh, well, I still have several days left.

    Megan, to answer your question, yes the bangles are soldered. I only had 14 gauge in copper and used medium solder. It actually soldered quite easily. Using the 12 gauge fine silver I usually have to use two micro torches to get enough heat generated to flow the solder so I imagine that with 12 gauge copper I would have to do the same. I used one Blazer torch (strongest micro torch I've found) and the other was a cheap one from Harbor know the generic orange one for $9.99.

  4. I don't know if it will help, but it sure couldn't hurt. There are so many old wives tales that they are now checking out and finding some truth in them. I just love the look and feel of copper and the beauty you can create for a more reasonable price than silver or gold.

    You might like to check out if you haven't already seen it. Look in the blogs for he CWJ magazine too.

  5. I don't know how true it is, but I know that when I was a kid copper bracelets were very popular for arthritis.
    Now that i am not a kid any more, maybe I should try it.

  6. I don't know about copper healing, but I have some patients and a few doctors that wear copper. I do however use magnets in jewelry for healing because they work for pain. When you have pain it's lack of blood supply to an area. When you use negative charged magnets in jewelry it pulls blood to that area, because blood has a positive charge.



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