Jewellery that has health benefits
Jewellery makes us feel good and it allows us to express our individuality, and who doesn’t like to have a collection of jewellery and accessories to fit any occasion? For many people, though jewellery made of certain metals, or containing certain gems and crystals, has far more significance, because they believe that it has medicinal properties too. While the effect that jewellery can have on the body and mind may be disputed, there is no question that a lot of people do believe in the power of metals and crystals to heal, and those beliefs have been around for centuries. Science can’t always explain everything and quite often, science takes time to catch up with folklore, so there could be more to the perceived health benefits of wearing jewellery, than we yet understand. Here’s a list of ten things that you can wear as jewellery that might, possibly, have health benefits.
1. Copper bracelets
Copper bracelets are said to reduce the pain of arthritis, and there might just be something in this. Although no one can explain for sure why copper bracelets help people with arthritis, copper can be absorbed by the skin from copper jewellery and copper can reduce inflammation. In one study, rheumatoid arthritis patients who were given copper bracelets to wear reported a significant reduction in pain.
2. Silver jewellery
Silver is another metal that is said to be able to be absorbed by the skin and provide medicinal benefits. It helps keep the blood vessels elastic, which would reduce blood pressure, and silver helps with bone formation. It is also said that silver has pain killing properties.
The health benefits to be gained from gemstones and crystals, are slightly more mystical and, perhaps, a little less scientific, but nonetheless believed by many people. Garnets, for example, are said to be able to provide energy and boost the confidence.
Amethyst is said to be a peaceful and tranquil gemstone that can help people with anxiety issues or who experience mood swings. The purple gemstone is also believed to be able to provide a subtle energy that can help to improve creativity and give the wearer greater inner strength.
Amber has been used for its apparent pain killing properties for centuries and it is believed to be especially good for relieving pain in the head, neck and throat, when it is worn on a necklace. Some people wear amber bracelets to control the pain of arthritis and it is also said to have the ability to reduce fatigue and anxiety.
Aquamarine used to be worn by sailors to bring them luck and the gemstone is said to bring the wearer positive forces and happiness. For health purposes, it is believed by some that aquamarine can also help with problems with the teeth, eyes, and the digestive system.
7. Magnetic jewellery
The theory behind the health benefits of magnetic jewellery does have some scientific backing. It’s not that magnets attract the iron in red blood cells, as some people believe, but that they can alter the magnetic fields in the body. People use magnetic jewellery to combat pain and they are also said to be good for all kinds of different ailments, from insomnia to erectile dysfunction.
Powdered pearl is used in cosmetics and skin care products and it said to provide a clear complexion and glowing skin. Wearing pearl jewellery is also believed to bring many health benefits too by balancing the body and bringing positivity and happiness. In Asian medicine, pearls are used to treat the digestive system, the heart and they are believed to increase fertility.
It has been believed for a long time that gold has the power to make the spirit stronger and to extend the length of a person’s life. What is known for sure is that wearing gold does definitely have a positive effect on mood and self-confidence. Some people also believe that gold acts as an anti-inflammatory and can slow the signs of ageing.
10. Rose quartz
Rose quartz is believed to provide a benefit we all need at some time in our lives, it cures heartache. It is said to have a gentle, healing property that can calm a troubled mind and rose quartz has been closely linked with love for centuries.
Like all the health benefits of gemstones, crystals and precious metals, whether they have real medicinal qualities or not, wearing beautiful jewellery always makes things seem a little better and there’s nothing wrong in that.