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Qray bracelets - do they work?(5 posts)

Qray bracelets - do they work?acp
Dec 7, 2002 11:35 AM
Does anybody have any experience with Qray bracelets? I have seen infomercials on TV and they are supposed to relieve joint pain. Wondering if it might help my sore elbow and hip or are they a hoax.
Wanna buy a bridge?gogene
Dec 7, 2002 1:29 PM
How many infomercials sell anything of value? How come there is always a ...."but wait, there's more!"? How on God's green earth could a bracelet, regardless of what it's made from, relieve joint pains? If you have joint pains, there is a medical or physiological reason. I think your best course of action would be to see a doctor. At least for a start. Then if you think some mumbo-jumbo bracelet is going to help you, your decision will at least be partly informed.

But wait, there's more! I think that things like the bracelet really do help relieve joint pains. The weight of the money in your wallet will be considerably less, thereby lessening the pressure on your joints, therefore less pain
re: Qray bracelets - do they work?bsdc
Dec 8, 2002 5:26 AM
There was actually an independent study done that proved they do not work. I came across it in one of my professional newsgroup.
re: Try the attached link for reviewsJL
Dec 8, 2002 7:23 AM

In a word: BOGUS.

In a word -- no, BUT...brider
Dec 9, 2002 10:30 AM
The theory behind these and the copper bracelets that are sold is that the small electrical field set up by the dissimilar metals (result of galvanic reaction) will shut the ion gate in the nerve cells, shutting off the pain signal. The theory IS sound and is the reason that Magna-Bloc and Nikken DO work. However, it takes a VERY strong field to get any appreciable penetration into the flesh. The only place a bracelt like this COULD work is around the wrist, where the nerves are close enough to the skin. The copper bracelts don't have a strong enough field to even penetrate enough to work here. In addition, if you're looking for relief from pain in the elbow, the magnets need to be between the elbow and the shoulder.

Remember that the body's reaction to pain signals is generally inflammation, which effectively stops blood flow. If you can block the pain signals, you limit the inflammation, and thus increase blood flow and speed healing.