It may not be absolute crack pottery to think that wearing a piece of metal jewelry can affect one’s health positively. While most of the information available should just be taken with a grain of salt, some of it is certainly worth consideration, and at the very least, even if it doesn’t work, you can still look pretty cool, right?
Now the theory is that there is some positive influence on the human body by having metal close by the skin, particularly the cardiovascular system. It has actually been documented to happen with metal being worn as an accessory is that Ionic forces are indeed interacting with and altering blood flow in the body. This can certainly come as some cause of relief for those who prefer homeopathic medical treatments as opposed to relying on modern science. Make no mistake; this is not a cure for any disease or any new kind of treatment. Many primitive cultures including ancient Greeks would use rocks with residual metallic elements in them to offer themselves some sort of healing factor. While we are a far cry from those far gone times, it is nice to see that some of the old-fashioned remedies do still have a place even in the bleeding edge of history. Originally, costume or fashion jewelry was made of inexpensive simulated gemstones.
Research has shown magnets in general do positively affect living human tissue and electromagnetic fields have been used to aid in the healing of various wounds with the use of static magnets (including muscles, bones and joints). While it is entirely not recommended as a medical treatment, some doctors may tout metal jewelry as useful as a prescription-strength pain killer and others may say it is completely useless and only a placebo effect at best. However, evidence would suggest that the reality is somewhere lying between those two extremes with their usefulness not being neither miraculous, nor a simple ploy to boost jewelry sales.
Some images from flickr.com displaying some metal jewelry-
Hard to imagine this precious little ring might serve you better than a bottle of aspirin isn’t it?
Wear this instead of taking some aspirin for a headache? Your choice.