Touch of Africa Copper Information

BENEFITS OF WEARING COPPER OR COPPER ALLOY BRACELETS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED AMONG VARIOUS TRIBES AND CULTURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY. SOME OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE DO NOT ACCUMULATE MANY THINGS , AND THE BRACELETS THEY WEAR IS ONE OF THEIR VERY FEW DEAR POSSESSIONS WORN FOR BODY ADORNMENT BUT CARRY FAR DEEPER MEANING FOR THE WEARERS.

A MASAI SHEPARD WEARS HIS BRACELET FOR ENHANCED STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE. A TIBETAN LAMA FELT HIS BRACELET HELPED FIND HIS WAY BACK TO HIMSELF FROM DEEP MEDITATION WANDERINGS. A SHERPA GUIDE BELIEVES HIS LAYERED BRACELET STORED HIS EXTRA ENERGY WHEN HE WAS FRESH AND RELEASED IT BACK TO HIM WHEN HE NEEDED IT TO WALK THAT EXTRA MILE. HIGH IN THE ANDES , INCA DESCENDANTS SAY THAT MEN SHOULD WEAR COPPER AND LEAVE GOLD TO THE GODS.

CURIOUS ENOUGH IN MESOAMERICA THE AZTECS HAD SIMILAR BELIEFS AND SO DID THE EGYPTIANS EARLIER YET.

QUICK QUOTES ABOUT COPPER.......... CURES FOR COMMON AILMENTS HAS BEEN SOUGHT BY MAN THROUGHOUT THE AGES. HE SEARCHED HIS ENVIRONMENT FOR NATURAL REMEDIES, APPLYING TINCTURES, POULTICES,TAKING TEAS , BATHING IN MINERAL WATERS, AND MUD. THE USE OF METALS FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES IS FOUND THROUGHOUT HISTORY. ONE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST MEDICAL TEXTS, THE EGYPTIAN EBER PAPYRUS, STATES, ''TREAT INFLAMMATION WITH PULVERIZED COPPER'' . PHARMACIES ALL OVER EUROPE SELL COPPER BRACELETS FOR INFLAMMATION OF JOINTS. THE AMERICAN ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION CALLS COPPER BRACELETS AN ''UNPROVEN REMEDY''. PROBABLY THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE PUBLICATION ON THE SUBJECT IS DR. HELMER DOLLWET'S BOOK, THE COPPER BRACELET AND ARTHRITIS, 1981 VANTAGE PRESS. IN IT DR. DOLLWET EXPLAINS THAT COPPER IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF AN ENZYME NECESSARY FOR THE PRODUCTION AND REGENERATION OF THE CARTILAGE LINING THE BONE SURFACES. COPPER (AND ZINC) HE EXPLAINS, ARE ALSO ESSENTIAL TO SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (SOD) WHICH CLEANS UP SUPEROXIDE RADICALS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE TO HUMAN BODY TISSUES.

COPPER ON SKIN - SCIENTIFIC FACTS

COPPER WHEN IN CONTACT WITH THE SKIN, FORMS CHELATES WITH HUMAN SWEAT, SOMETIMES SEEN AS GREEN DEPOSITS UNDER THE BRACELET AND IS THUS ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. THINK OF A BRACELET AS A ''TIME-RELEASE'' SOURCE OF COPPER.-DR . RAY WALKER, UNIV. OF NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA.

COPPER COMPOUNDS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE AND LESS TOXIC THAN DRUGS BEING USED TO TREAT ARTHRITIS. - DR. JOHN SORENSON, UNIV. OF ARKANSAS.

COPPER AND ZINC ARE TWO ESSENTIAL MINERALS NEEDED TO SUSTAIN HUMAN LIFE. THE NATURAL MINERAL CONTENTS OF COMMERCIALLY GROWN PRODUCE HAVE BEEN DECREASING FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS, OUR JEWELLER'S BRASS CONTAINS 85% COPPER AND 15 %ZINC.

THE COPPER THAT IS USED IN ALL '' TOUCH OF AFRICA '' HAND CRAFTED JEWELLERY IS 99.9% PURE AND IS FREE OF LEAD. THE YELLOW METAL IS JEWELLER' S BRASS, A MIXTURE OF 85% COPPER AND 15% ZINC. THE METALS ARE FINELY CRAFTED IN A PROCESS CALLED ''ANNEALING'' . THIS MEANS THAT THE CRAFTSMAN WILL SLOWLY SHAPE THE BRACELET'S DESIGN, REPEATEDLY RE-HEATING THE METAL IN ORDER TO RELIEVE STRESS ON THE VIBRATING MOLECULES. WHEREAS IF A BRACELET IS MACHINE STAMPED INTO SHAPE, IT WILL BE FAR MORE BRITTLE OR ''ROCK LIKE'' .