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You need to seriously ask the question, are people wearing titanium bracelets purely for all the health benefits or are they simply wearing them because it’s the new trendy thing to wear.

What are Titanium Bracelets

When it comes to the world of alternative medicines, the medical jewelry for alert purposes is certainly not a new thing. They are designed from the material titanium and the benefits are endless.

The Health Benefits of Wearing Titanium Bracelets and Why Titanium

We all know that oxygen is our friend and can help to calm down pain and swelling. What you probably didn’t know is that titanium can attract and absorb oxygen and push it into your body. Arthritic people with swollen wrists will tend to wear the bracelets made from titanium on their wrist which as you now know will assists in bringing down the swelling. You can also witness tennis players wearing the titanium bracelet for the same swelling issues.

If you were to speak to a practitioner of an alternative medicine they will tell you that pain equals negative energy, and we all know that scientifically if you put a positive energy with a negative energy then they will in effect cancel out both parties. So the idea of wearing a magnetic stainless titanium bracelet can now be understood that it will add a positive charge to the painful negatively charged area of the body thus equaling to no more pain.

Titanium and the body are well-matched, the proof is in the pudding, have a look at all the different gadgets that are placed in the body, they are all made from titanium. Titanium is very resistant to damage as it is resilient against heat, salt water, physical strength and pressure. Some people will say that titanium can act as a painkiller for humans and has even possessed the skill to assist with aiding in the cure of carpal tunnel syndrome. It works by arousing the nerves in the concerned area which will help with the healing process.

Manufacturers of permanent static magnet devices claim that they reduce pain in various conditions, including osteoarthritis. Worldwide sales were estimated at $5bn (£2.6bn, €3.8bn) in 1999. Osteoarthritis affects around 760 000 people in the United Kingdom, producing an estimated 3.02 million general practice consultations in 2000. If magnets were effective they would offer a cheap and probably safe treatment option.
  • Major differences exist in the type and strength of magnets used, the conditions treated, and treatment times. There are also methodological concerns about small sample size and difficulties in maintaining blinding.
  • Between December 2001 and December 2003, we recruited 194 participants aged 45-80 years with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee from five rural general practices in Mid Devon. Osteoarthritis was diagnosed by a consultant (orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist) or a general practitioner, and we sought confirmatory radiological evidence for participants who had none recorded in their general practice notes. Participants had to score 8-20 points on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC A) on entry. We excluded people with a cardiac pacemaker, current magnetic bracelet, surgery to the index joint (excluding arthroscopy), or haemophilia and women who were pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Of the 391 people assessed for eligibility, 144 did not satisfy the inclusion criteria and 194 (78.5%) of the remaining 247 accepted entry into the trial. Very few participants were lost to follow up. These were evenly spread across the three groups, and their baseline WOMAC A scores were not markedly different from those of participants with complete data.
  • After the trial, we tested all the returned bracelets using a calibrated Hall effect probe. This showed that the standard magnets had a mean strength of 186 (range 134-197) mTesla (only one was outside the specified range) and the non-magnetic group all had zero strength. Because of a manufacturing error, only 28 of the weak magnets were within the specified range (21-30 mTesla).
  • Analysis of variance between the three groups on the change in WOMAC A from baseline to 12 weeks showed a difference that was just non-significant (F = 2.90, df = 2, 190; P = 0.057). Results from analysis of covariance on the score at 12 weeks (with baseline WOMAC A score entered as a covariate) were significant (F = 3.24, df = 2, 189; P = 0.041).
  • Around a third of participants in the standard and dummy groups were correct in their beliefs about their bracelet, although the reasons differed between groups. In the standard group beliefs were mainly based on noticing the magnetic force - for example, bracelets were often reported to stick to keys in pockets - or on improved symptoms. In the dummy group, few noticed the magnetic force and beliefs were most commonly based on a lack of symptom improvement.
  • The overall analysis of variance gave significant results (F = 4.45, df = 2, 190; P = 0.013), and Dunnett's test showed a significant mean difference between the standard and dummy groups (4.4, 95% confidence interval 1.0 to 7.9; P = 0.01) but not between the standard and weak groups (3.3, -0.2 to 6.7; P = 0.07).
  • Participants' estimate of the monetary worth of the bracelet did not differ significantly. Adverse reactions were rare, with two participants in each group reporting dizziness, increased pain, or stiffness.
✓ Fact confirmed: Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee Tim Harlow, Colin Greaves, Adrian White, Liz Brown, Anna Hart, and Edzard Ernst; 2004 Dec 18

Some others say that it works by drawing the cells of blood to the area by using the magnetic pull and by doing this it will of course amplify the flow of blood thus speeding up the healing process.

Conclusion of the Titanium Bracelet

There are many different choices of the titanium bracelet on the market today as it is so popular. So, you need to take into consideration your sex and the clasp on the bracelet, this is purely however for the aesthetic look only. As far as medical considerations, there aren’t any.

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