Electro Magnetic EffectsElectro Magnetic considerations of the Copper Bracelet.
My realization that copper was a powerful therapeutic tool for arthritis occurred when I was 12 years old. Here is how it happened.
My grandfather was an admiral. He was also a surgeon and doctor. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother became a schoolteacher who struggled to bring him up while they were forced to move to the slums of Manchester in England. He excelled and got scholarships all the way to university and had an exceptionally keen and rational mind, which in later life gained him an appointment as the Queens honorary surgeon. His way of thinking was further endorsed by an extremely successful, lifelong naval career. His was a nature that did not take kindly to (what he considered to be) superstition or fanciful suggestion.
When he was in his eighties, he developed severe rheumatoid arthritis. My grandmother, who was in many ways his opposite, recommended that he wear a copper bracelet to help his condition. He ridiculed her belligerently, saying the idea was nothing but superstitious hogwash. Pain however, has a way of helping persuade us to be more open-minded, and a few weeks later the discomfort had become so great that he was willing to try anything. He furtively went into the garage workshop and beat out a copper pipe with a hammer into a flattened shape that could be worn as a bracelet. (In those days most copper bracelets were hand made, as the Internet wasn't available with endless purchasing options). He even secretly wore it under his shirt so my grandmother wouldn't see it. A few weeks later after having taken it off and on several times he became convinced that the copper bracelet was ameliorating an enormous amount of his pain.
True to form in his military tradition with the confidence that his senior rank afforded him, he proudly announced to the world (ignoring my grandmother's "I told you so's") that the copper bracelet was a wonderful discovery for his arthritis. Sadly, in my grandfather's time the wonderful invention of water ionizers for eliminating arthritis had not been invented, but if they had, I am sure his science loving mind would have purchased one. For more info on that subject go to: www.takebackyourtap.com
It was during an annual family visit to their home in the lovely Somerset English countryside that I heard him relate this exciting story as he sat at the head of the dinner table telling us how wonderful the copper bracelets had been for him. It was an amusing mini-drama witnessing the dismissive attitude of Grandpa as he unfairly claimed the credit for discovering how amazing copper can be with absorbing pain. Some authorities on this subject believe that Copper has a property to disintegrate super oxide radicals that causes disturbances in the lubrication property in the joints, which may further cause rheumatoid arthritis and tendinitis.
I thought at that time, "If a copper bracelet can do this for arthritis, what can other metals do? What can gems do?" I had a deep fascination for gems at an early age, but this particular incident left an indelible impression upon me, because I knew the character of my grandfather. I admired his assertively cynical intelligence and his stoic need for reason and empirical data. But in my grandmother, I saw the very contradiction. She was much more feeling orientated and passionate for things felt but not necessarily seen, her way of thinking was much more disdained in the English 1960's that it would be today. Her interests in energy healing, intuition, and psychic pursuits back then were sadly dismissed as weird.
Since then I've met many people who wear copper necklaces and copper bracelets for arthritis as well as a wide host of other jewelry based instruments to improve their lives in one way or another.
With copper bracelets I have talked with a large number of individuals who have experienced major improvements in their conditions. And of course, I've met a large number who haven't reported any benefit at all.
Sportsmen such as golf and tennis players are known to wear copper bracelets as they practice their sport, as it allows them to feel calmer and help them focus on the game better and many of them claim to have less repetitive strain injuries.
From an organized and highly respected institutional model, most of the evidence on the health benefits of copper bracelets are so far is anecdotal. So far, there has not been any expensive and extensive conclusive scientific study supporting these benefits
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My observation with the copper bracelet is that often people don't wear a copper bracelet that is heavy or pure enough. Being a pure metal is really important and these days, because copper tarnishes, many vendors only sell copper alloy bracelets, which are ineffective. I suggest it has to be at least one full ounce of pure copper (in any form necessary). It should preferably be a flat piece, with maximum skin contact. It is best worn near the site of the arthritic condition or other discomfort. Ideally the bracelet should wrap itself all the way around the limb its being worn on. If the person has a larger body, then a heavier bracelet will work better.
Two can work better than one if worn on separate arms, as it is logical to expect the pain conductive influence of copper will work better on a wider electrical field of the whole body if spaced well apart. The ultimate copper bracelet is the spring copper bracelet as it completely surrounds the electrical circuitry on the arm unlike a C shaped copper bracelet. The great thing about the spring copper bracelets is that they are comfortable to wear on the upper arms without slipping down and can be relocated on any limb of the body with ease and experimentation.
The main characteristic needed for the copper bracelet to work is to have one that snugly touches the skin in the widest ergonomic manner possible. Being dissatisfied with the rigid C-shaped copper bracelets that do not have consistent snug skin contact is a reason we (www.astrogems.com) have developed the skin-hugging pure copper spring bracelet.
The copper bracelet is wonderful, and I strongly recommended it on account of its lower cost. Other highly beneficial and conductive metals are pure silver, and pure gold. We do make several designs in these metals also. When the pure metals are turned into alloys the elemental crystal characteristics of the noble metals are greatly deformed and do not have the characteristic resonance of frequency when interacting with the electrical body. The beneficial influence of copper has nothing to do with the sometimes-green surface chemical reaction with acidic perspiration.
People wonder what arthritis or fibromyalgia is, and of course there are many different types, but I think overall there are several diseases that are related to the electrical polarity of our system. The electrolytic aspect of whether we have an imbalance of negative ions or positive ions in our blood. With arthritis or gout there can be some relationship to the electroplating process as our electrical body can "plate" our bones or cells with added calcium or not. The "scale" in a kettle and the calcium-lime coating in a water pipe are both the result of the electrolytic transfer of opposite poles in attraction from the water elements to the wall of the container.
It's the same situation with complex ingredients in the blood, which is influenced by positively ion charged acidic waste. Man has not yet designed instruments to prove this theory completely and many others similar to it.
If clients ask me if this is the ultimate therapeutic bracelet or bangle the answer in my 30 years full time experience, would be that they are really great to wear but there are other types of bracelets and bangles that accomplish different benefits. When it comes to the noble metals it is imperative they are pure and of sufficient weight with ample skin contact.
But if you are the type of person who has low energy, health problems, or depression, I would think it's only normal to suggest that you may have, in the various systems of your body, an electrical imbalance that needs to be harmonized and probably strengthened. With www.astrogems.com and www.gemtherapybangles.com I have been doing research for over 30 years investigating how gems and noble metals can bring into balance the inharmonious electrical conditions of the body which can also be felt by the mind and thus assist the processes of recovery. Another way to assist this that has little to do with bracelets or bangles is to drink freshly made ionized or electron saturated water that can not be bottled as it loses its electrical charge. Most disease begins when there is either a hypo or hyper energetic imbalance in the body. And most medicine sadly focuses on the symptom rather than the unbalancing cause. Copper is just one way to help bring the body into a better balance along with a host of other prospective skin touching instruments. Of great interest to the research done by www.astrogems.com is the influence on different types of personality and constitution while multi gemstone bangles. Wearing pure copper necklace chains is another way of absorbing out of balance mental activity is it tension, certain types of headaches or a racing mind. Many persons are a bit airy or restless in their psychological make up and to help absorb some of this scattered thinking patterns or static electricity.
With www.gemtherapybangles.com we have done extensive and very exciting research on multi colored quartz crystal bangles that amongst other ground breaking discoveries explained in the testimonial pages have been found to offer great relief with depression and other issues and to ensure the reader does not suspect fraudulent promotion we even offer a lengthy 31 day full money back guarantee.
Copper bracelets as lightning rods
Like the copper rod that protects the house from lightning, we need to be grounded from the un-bio-friendly electrical-magnetic frequencies we attract from cell phones, computers, TV's, and walking on synthetic carpets. Some people hold in more electrical charge than others, and they especially need to wear a grounding copper bracelet, or even one made of pure silver or pure gold (or combinations thereof). We all have an electrical auric field that emanates out of the body and this field needs to be vitalized and stabilized for optimum health.
Being earthed is a subject that is gaining momentum as many disease conditions seem to be exasperated by wearing shoes that have insulated us from the earths bio friendly magnetic field. Noble metals all conduct electricity, though pure gold, silver, copper and sometimes even a lead silver alloy appear to be especially useful for human use. What's important is that they have sufficient weight. Of course a toxic colon, pH imbalance or toxic GMO foods etc. can also throw out our electrolytic balance. The concept that needs recognition is that the complex trillion dollar pharmaceutical industries greatly ignore the needed research on the electrical body and that culture is permeating our paradigm in western society.
If we look back over the last two centuries at the many different forms of electromagnetic energy that have been recently discovered (gamma rays, X-rays, radio waves, microwaves, lasers etc.) it's logical to presume that we still haven't invented the hundreds of instruments to discover the many as yet unknown energy forms. In light of this I feel one day the beneficial effects of wearing certain metals and gems will be verifiable with as-yet undiscovered measuring technology.
The mind-body connection
There's a constant ebb and flow of energy required for a harmonic balance in the mind and body. The human mind can obviously trigger the body to manifest various psychosomatic negative health conditions and with these manifesting physical conditions a precursor to them is a decline or imbalance in electrical energy; just as certain body conditions will stimulate a less resilient mind to certain mental states. In turn, negative conditions of the mind and body can be lessened or eliminated by using the influence of positively charged beneficial materials touching the body's electrical field.
Samuel Hahnemann, the great father of homeopathy, with his extraordinary perception and foresight, was able to state as early as 1842:
"The dynamic forces of mineral magnetism, electricity, and galvanism act no less homeopathically and powerful y on our vital principle than medicines actually called homeopathic, which overcome diseases when taken by mouth, rubbed on the skin, or smelled.
But we still know far too little about the right way of using electricity, galvanism, and the so-called electromagnetic machine to put them to homeopathic use."
Many health professionals agree that when man more commonly walked barefoot on the earth there was an exchange of electrons beneficial to mans health. By not wearing insulating rubber souled shoes he had a natural developed resilience to other frequencies that can create an imbalance in our electrical field. One theory is that by not being in touch with nature without adequate sunshine and walking barefoot while eating denatured foods our bodies are even more intolerant of the weakening EMF's around us.
Though we have mentioned how modern man is surrounded by excessive inharmonious electro- magnetic frequencies that are radiating out of powerful cell towers, cell phones, electrical circuits, radio transmitters, radars and computers there is another perspective to evaluate along these lines. Just as Darwin explained the significance of physical evolution based on environmental adaption. Man has also an electrical body that integrates and optimizes itself with planet earth and cosmic radiations. This same automated feature of the body electrical is reacting to excessive frequencies in ways we have not yet profiled well or proven.
The well-known writer and teacher of meditation, Paramahansa Yogananda, wrote in his Autobiography of a Yogi:
"Just as a house can be fitted with a copper rod to absorb the shock of lightning, so the bodily temple can be benefited by various protective measures. Ages ago our yogis discovered that pure metals emit an astral light, which is powerfully counteractive to negative, pulls of the planets. Subtle electrical and magnetic radiations are constantly circulating in the universe; when a man's body is being aided, he does not know it; when it is being disintegrated, he is still in ignorance. Can he do anything about it?
"This problem received attention from our rishis; they found helpful not only a combination of metals, but also of plants and - most effective of all - faultless jewels of not less than two carats. ...One little-known fact is that the proper jewels, metals, or plant preparations are valueless unless the required weight is secured, and unless these remedial agents are worn next to the skin.'.
The human body has many natural frequencies. Among them are the heartbeat, the cerebrospinal fluid flow, the respiratory rhythm, and the electromagnetic rhythms of the brain. John Zimmerman, PhD., documented that the hand of a Touch for Health healer emits an electro-magnetic frequency averaging between 7-8 Hz when the healer is actively engaged in employing healing touch.
Regarding nature and frequencies, it is also interesting to note that the alpha waves of the brain appear to be very similar, if not virtually identical to the "Schumann" electromagnetic resonances recorded at the Earth's surface. In 1954 Schumann and Konig reported on their discovery of naturally occurring electromagnetic pulsations on the Earth. (Schumann 1954a/17) Schumann resonances are natural waves excited by lightning strikes in the cavity between the Earth's surface and the ionosphere.
In essence, lightning pumps energy into the earth-ionosphere cavity, and causes it to vibrate or resonate at extremely low frequencies. The electromagnetic waves created by lightning travel around the Earth at the speed of light, reflecting from the ionosphere to earth and back again in cyclical fashion. These waves circumnavigate the globe an average of 7.83 times per second. As noted above, this frequency correlates with the average frequency of alpha brain waves in human beings.
Does it not make sense that if we are being bombarded or caressed with so many wildly differing frequencies of technology that, like a copper lightning rod, some of this can get earthed out by wearing a copper bracelet, bangle or necklace? In years past our food was much more earth-frequencied due to its natural state and development.
Dr. Kikuo Chishima, a Japanese professor asserts that the "energetic," or "frequency information," of the food we eat is even more important than the nutrients. Food contains molecular compounds of amino acids, complex carbohydrate chains, and various chemical elements, each having their own unique frequency or vibration. It is the vibrations of the nutrients that raise the vibrations of the body's tissue. Pesticide and chemical laden fruits and vegetables, as well as animal protein contaminated with antibiotics and growth hormones, have 'chaotic vibratory oscillations' that act to derail the high coherence of our nutritional energy needs. Thus, our food has to be in the utmost coherent energy state because that is what is taken into our cells in the form of bio-photon energy. "Energetic coherence" is of high importance.
So does it stand to reason if we are not eating a high percent-age raw organic diet then our electrical frequency storage in our cellular body could already be hypersensitive to less harmonic electromagnetic waves?
When writing his advice in 1950 about wearing a bangle made with pure copper, silver and gold Yogananda also wrote the following:
According to astrological laws, to do away with bad influences of planets there is nothing better than a bangle. Every two bodies of the universe attract. When this adhesive power of the body cells becomes lax with the advance of old age, the planetary pull becomes stronger, causing more laxity of the cells, inviting disease and mental disturbance. The bangle and its combinations of metals as fixed by the Rishis, emanate electrical rays unseen by human eyes, which counteract all planetary vibrations. Just as a lightening rod is affixed to a house to absorb the falling thunder and lightning, so the bangle is a lightning rod to absorb the ferocity of bad planetary rays falling on the body. When disease attacks the body, or accidents are attracted by bad karma, or business troubles occur due to a weak body or disturbed nerves hence disturbed mind, the bangle will lessen the force of a physical or mental attack of karma....
Human tissues have shown widely varied responses to magnetic fields depending on the nature of the signal. One can induce meaningful electrical and magnetic current densities within biological tissue. Any substance that conducts electricity (including living tissue) possesses an induced electrical current (Faraday's law of induction). The earths Magnetic fields as well as a highly technological and electronically based environment create electrical potentials and stimuli within the different tissues of the body. The game changer is to be selectively strengthened by the benign radiations and to be able to screen out or avoid the bio-inharmonious frequencies.
As an aside to gain credibility to who and how remarkable Yogananda was as an authority on things little understood, "Time Magazine" reported when he left his body, it remained incorrupt-able:
"The absence of any visual signs of decay in the dead body of Paramahansa Yogananda offers the most extra-ordinary case in our experience... No physical disintegration was visible in his body even twenty days after death... No indication of mold was visible on his skin, and no visible drying up took place in the bodily tissues. This state of perfect preservation of a body is, so far as we know from mortuary annals, an unparalleled one... No odor of decay emanated from his body at any time..."
Paramahansa Yogananda also wrote in another book The Divine Romance:
"In this age, man will make great headway in the electrical or electromagnetic field of science.As Dwapara Yuga progresses, disease will be treated and healed more and more by rays. Vibra-tory energy can reach the electronic factors of the atoms, the building blocks of matter, where gross chemicals cannot penetrate."
Already great strides of healing and pain relief are being made with pulsed electromagnetic resonance simulation.
Quantum Scientists are still discovering subatomic particles within the atom that seem to have unique electronic qualities. Our tissues are comprised of cells. The cells are made of molecules and the molecules are made of atoms. The atoms are made of subatomic particles including protons, neutrons, electrons, quarks, leptons, gauge bosons and other subatomic particles. But it goes on so much further than this there are six flavors or quarks, six types of leptons, twelve gauge bosons, and the list is growing still. And of course this is just what has been discovered so far. We have used chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry for centuries in an effort to improve human health but not tools for electro stimuli or balance.
Quantum physics is still less than a hundred years young; its laws have helped us understand our universe better. Chemistry immediately embraced quantum theories. However, the world of biology and medicine did not. It is finally time to fuse these disciplines and set the table for the medicine of the future. Just as advanced scientists are discovering differing characteristics of many sub-atomic particles these electronic or magnetic field characteristics all have stable and essential life giving properties in bio tissue. It should be an obvious scientific interest to research the bio electronic influences of materials and other elements such as copper on the body electric.