Magnets have been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and are still used today as a first line treatment for many common complaints by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Magnetic bracelets are commonly used to treat arthritic conditions. Copper has anti-inflammatory effects in the body, and may therefore have painkilling properties.
Six magnets worn close to the wrist, are believed to help increase blood flood to the joints, bringing healing nutrients such as iron and vitamin C, plus help to balance the bio-energy fields in wrist and surrounding tissues. The combination of copper and magnets is considered to be the most effective bracelet for arthritis.