The Results of a Copper Bracelet Clinical Trial and Subsequent Studies

  • W. Ray Walker
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Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 2)

Abstract

This work started in September 1974 when I was shown a copy of Medical News. Alongside a report concerning the use of copper chelates of aspirin and salicylic acid as anti-inflammatory agents, was the following question: Is there anything to the folk myth that copper bracelets have great therapeutic value?” “If copper is chelated in vivo, and if the form of copper used in the bracelets is a form that works, and if our research is correct, it would provide a rational basis for the statement that “my arthritis went away”, Dr. Sorenson said.” “But we haven’t studied the therapeutic potential of copper bracelets”, he said, “and as far as I know, no one else has studied it either”.

Keywords

Placebo Permeability Arthritis DMSO Superoxide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Ray Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of NewcastleAustralia

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