In an area known as the Zambia Copper Belt, there is said to be a very low incidence of arthritis amongst the people who work in the copper mines. It is thought that the presence of copper is a contributory factor in this phenomenon. Many believe that wearing a copper bracelet has kept them free, or relieved the pain from arthritis. It is always hard to prove such things and what works for one person doesn’t work for another. However, the Spring 2005 issue of Arthrocare News quotes from an article in the British Medical Journal which says that research indicates that copper bracelets have been proved to reduce pain in osteoarthritis.
There can be no substitute for the genuine Zambian copper and some of our brethren there have made some copper bracelets. They are packed in display boxes of six and cost £15 per box inclusive of postage and could make gifts for friends. Whilst our brethren need to sell them for a living, they know what it is like to be poor, and are happy for us to send a free bracelet to any who cannot afford to buy one. Orders should be placed with the Christadelphian Advancement Trust, 49 The Woodfields, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 OHJ, England.