Copper and Healing
Update March 2010 - These pages are being updated, they will be filled with detailed research material, so please check again in April
Copper has been used in medicine for thousands of years — apparently since before the beginning of recorded history.
The ancients recognized copper as an essential healing mineral.
Copper was found useful for its curative powers — largely due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties — in the treatment of wounds and skin diseases.
In modern times, copper is becoming more widely recognized for its effectiveness in the treatment of a number of internal diseases including anemia, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke and heart disease.
In addition, current research is confirming the role of normally ingested copper in the prevention and moderation of disease. Much of this research is based upon an improved understanding of the role of copper in the human body, i.e.,
its role as an essential trace element needed for healthy growth and function of bones and collagen, the brain, the heart, the skin and immune system.
For more information on the healing properties of copper, click on the following links.
COPPER HEALING IN HISTORY
COPPER: AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT WITHIN THE BODY
COPPER AND ARTHRITIS