Copper has been an essential material to man since pre-historic times. For centuries, people have believed that copper can help enhance circulation reduce swelling, relieve stiffness and ease pain.
legendary healing qualities of copper
- *Relief from arthritic conditions and rheumatism
- *Relief of muscular aches, pains sprains,
- * Rebuilding of skin tissue and bone mass
- *Reproduction of collagen
- *Reduced inflammation
At minimum, massaging with warmed copper stones and tools is a deeply effective treatment for relieving tension and stress. Using copper as a massage tool may be an additional benefits for relieving pain
video of copper massage
Copper is biostatic. That means bacteria will not grow on its surface. Copper and copper alloy doorknobs protect against the transfer of disease in hospitals
The following is from mercola.com
The Awesome Power of Copper
The healing power of copper has actually been recognized for thousands of years. The Egyptians used it more than 4,000 years ago to sterilize wounds and drinking water. The Aztecs used the metal to treat skin conditions.
Today, copper is a common ingredient in medicines such as antiseptic and antifungal creams. And, earlier this year, the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the registration of a proposed public health claim stating that surfaces composed of certain copper alloys can kill off life-threatening bacteria.
According to Guillermo Figueroa of the nutrition and food technology department of the University of Chile in Santiago, it’s the ions released by the copper that kill bacteria.
“Copper ions separate on contact with bacteria and cause irreversible damage to the bacteria's cells," Figueroa said. "It is a very swift, physical chemical process. They die quickly."
Copper has even been found to be a very effective at exterminating Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA), more commonly known as “the super bug."