Copper and Magnets: Pain Relief Questioned

Although research says they dont work, millions of Americans ignore the evidence and depend on these unproven and unregulated products for relief.

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Yet another study has debunked the notion that wearing copper or magnetic bracelets can ease the pain of osteoarthritis, but it doesnt seem to matter to a sizable percentage of arthritis and fibromyalgia patients. Decades of research have failed to make a connection between copper or magnetic bracelets and osteoarthritis, yet almost one in five arthritis and fibromyalgia patients have tried them, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "I am not aware of any evidence that supports their use from a well designed clinical trial," says Thomas J. Morledge, MD, Medical Director, Wellness Institute, Cleveland Clinic.
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