Does wearing Copper bracelets save us from paralysis attacks? No, the claims are misleading!

There is no firm evidence to support that wearing copper bracelets can cure arthritis or paralysis

Claim

Research says if we wear copper bracelets we will be safe from paralysis attack

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Explanation

A man is seen in the one-minute, 29-second film explaining the advantages of donning copper wristbands. Additionally, he presents research from the UK that claims to have reduced paralysis by 87%. Subsequently, he asserts that wearing a bracelet on one’s wrist is the best approach to prevent these kinds of problems and draws a comparison to Hinduism, which has long supported similar practices.

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The user continued, urging everyone who practices Hinduism to wear wrist bracelets to live a healthy lifestyle and encouraging them to share this video with their friends and family. Come, let us verify the veracity of the viral claims.

What’s the truth?

Our study began with a pertinent keyword search that took us to a Medical News Today article.

According to the article, “Some people claim that copper bracelets help ease the aches and pains of arthritis. However, there is no strong evidence that they work. Studies indicate that they have no significant impact on symptoms.

There is evidence to support that the copper in foods may reduce inflammation in the body and is an essential nutrient for bone health. However, there is a lack of evidence supporting copper absorption from bracelets.”

The article continued by mentioning a research study in which 70 individuals wore four distinct wristbands for five weeks, interspersed with one week off. Interestingly, “there were no significant improvements in the self-reported symptoms for any of the bracelets while participants wore them. There was no improvement in pain, joint function, or inflammation.”

The article also adds that the benefits of copper bracelets are a kind of placebo effect and not a real cure.

There are not many researches on copper bracelets curing any medical condition. It is evident from the information above that wearing copper wristbands is purely mythical and not a legitimate treatment for paralysis or arthritis.

Conclusion:

Therefore, we conclude that the viral claim that wearing copper wristbands can aid with paralysis attacks is untrue and that the claims that it helps with arthritis are not supported by adequate data.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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