Copper was the first metal known to man. For 10,000 years, it has been fashioned into jewelry and small tools. Recent research shows that copper inhibits bacterial growth. The use of metals for medicinal purposes is found throughout recorded history. Some believe that the wearing of copper bracelets alleviates the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Triloka Copper Power Bracelet is made with 100% pure, fair trade, hand-crafted copper with magnets.