About Copper Insoles
Copper insoles are designed to help relieve the pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism.
The apparent healing powers of copper is nothing new. Down through the centuries copper has been used to assist healing and the ancient Greeks used copper bracelets to help ease their aches and pains.
Copper is one of the essential minerals needed in the body and is thought to help to keep blood vessels, the immune system and bones healthy.
Older people are often found to be deficient in copper. In addition to a healthy diet, using copper insoles can be another way of topping up on this important mineral.
The way copper insoles work as a potential cure for arthritis and rheumatism is that the mineral is absorbed into the body through the skin.
The soles of the feet are larger in area and tend to sweat more than the wrists, where copper bracelets are often worn, so the opportunity for absorption of copper through the feet is greater.
Osteoarthritis affects over 5 million people in the UK alone, whilst rheumatoid arthritis is responsible for a further 400,000 conditions.
Numerous tests have been carried out over the years to prove whether copper really can alleviate the pain of arthritis and certainly there is abundant anecdotal evidence that the regular use of copper insoles has helped many long-term sufferers.