Copper Bracelet and Its Healing Ability

Have you ever heard about a magical bracelet that has a healing ability ? Over thousands of years, many medical practitioners have used copper to treat health problems. In ancient Egypt for example, various copper compounds were used to hasten wound healing, treat headaches & epilepsy and sterilize water. Interested to find out more about copper’s mysterious healing ability ? Let’s find out more.

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Worn by Pharaohs, Indian Rajas, Chinese Emperors, Persian Kings, Alexander the Great, and so many others, the copper bracelet has had more than just a cosmetic purpose!

Some people believe that copper kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. There is a record from The Smith Papyrus, one of the oldest book ever discovered, mentioning the ability of copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water. Wearing copper bracelets for medicinal benefits has a long history and has been popular in folklore for thousand of years. But what do modern scientific studies says about that ? 

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Different mechanism of action about the effect of copper bracelets has been proposed (this list is not exhaustive and should be taken as provisional) :

  • There is none: all effects are imagined
  • Psychological: the placebo effects explains the results, meaning that believers are more likely to obtain better outcomes.
  • Copper has the components that provide iron for the formation of hemoglobin and help form collagen for wound healing
  • Correcting copper deficiency can help optimize the body’s resistance to disease
  • Copper has a beneficial effect for reasons not understood at present. This would explain why some arthritis sufferers seem to obtain benefit from copper bracelets while others do not.

Conclusions are not unanimous and even though the myth of copper bracelet seem highly attractive, not everybody is convinced about its benefits. Even so, over thousands of years, many medical practitioners have used copper to treat a wide range of health problems. Their claims of success are not just anecdotal. However, the quality of much of the evidence does not meet modern standards, so more studies must be done to define and validate the effects, side effects, and mechanisms of the various copper compounds in various indications.

Have you ever tried to use copper bracelet ? If yes, what is your opinion about it? If you’re interested in testing the ability of copper bracelet or to discover more about copper products, you might want to visit Shanghai Metal Corporation. We have a wide selection of copper products that can be used for many kinds of application. Contact us if you need further information and don’t forget to follow us on social media to get our latest update and offer.

Sources: Scientiapress, WMFonline, Net Planet, EzineArticles

    

Ayu P.//SMC Editor

COPPER MOLECULE STOPS SPREAD OF CANCEROUS CELLS

 

Silver has always been known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and have been medically approved to be used in medical devices such as breathing tubes. But who would,ve thought about using Copper as a new anti-cancer Molecule. That’s exactly what a team of researchers in the university of Bielefeld in Germany has done.

Prof. Glaser team leader of this extraordinary research team has explained that copper has shown amazing results in killing cancerous cells , even performing better than the Cisplatin , a widely used drug for fighting cancer.

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In his report, he explains how the new compound has the ability to stop cancer cells reproducing themselves. They have proved that the copper agents binds with the DNA of the cancerous cells and  stop them from spreading by changing their behavior. The result was that ‘the copper complex is more effective than cisplatin,’ said Pr. Glaser, ‘the highest number of cancer cells died at a concentration of 10 micromolar. With cisplatin, you need 20 micromolar.’

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In addition to have shown better results in combating cancerous cells, copper molecules seem to avoid all the side effects known to the Cisplatin. This discovery may lead to a major medical breakthrough in treating cancer patients without having them to suffer the debilitating side effects known to chemotherapy.

Copper having a promomising future in the medical field, Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range of copper products . You can visit the company’s website , contact us and follow us on twitter and facebook for more information and news on metal

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The Health Benefits of Pine Trees

Tomorrow is Christmas and we’re all excited to celebrate it ! During this time of festivities, pines are one of the most commercially important tree species. We love pines because they bring us joy during Christmas and they also have this delightful, holiday-spirit aroma. Do you know that pine tree can also give you health benefits ? Let’s learn more about them :

1. Pine Needle Tea

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Pine needle tea has been a medicinal favorite of indigenous peoples for centuries. It is said to have helped European settlers survive their first winter in the New World. It is rich of vitamin C, A and has antioxidant properties.
Visit this website to learn how to brew it.

2. Pine Essential Oil

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In Japan, there’s an interesting concept called shinrin-yoku, which means “forest bathing”, referring to spending time in the woods for its therapeutic effect. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have access to ancient Japanese pine forests, but we can fake it by going through a local Christmas tree farm or by using pine essential oils, You only need to put a few drops on your pillow or onto a tissue, breath in deeply, slowly and relax.

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Pine oil can also help to provide relief for colds and congested sinuses. Add 3 drops of pine essential oil into a hot water and inhale the steam through your nose and mouth.

You can also use it to massage away your muscle aches and pains. You just need to add 5 drops of pine oil to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil,

Check out this website to discover other benefits of pine oil.

Keep in mind that essential pine oil should be used with care, as it is very powerful. If left undiluted, it may irritate skin and mucous membranes. Internal consumption may be dangerous for health.

Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures and supplies various kind of metal, such as stainless steel, a perfect material to build your thermos and infuser for pine needle tea. Contact us if you need further information and don’t forget to follow us on social media to get the latest news of our product and company.

    

 

Sources : globalhealingcentermedicinalfoodnewshealth

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Серебряная Вода – Да или Нет?

В России чуть ли не каждая семья имеет в своем запасе священную воду, воду из родника и бутылочку с серебряной ложкой на дне. Правда или нет, но еще с детства меня интересовал вопрос – почему ложка не нашла себе лучшего применения, чем лежать на дне, выполняя, на мой вгзляд абсолютно бесполезную работу? Время прошло и теперь я всерьез заинтерисована этим вопросом, ответом на который и собираюсь поделиться с вами…

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Начнем с того, что серебро использовалось нашими предками чуть ли не с запамятных времен и со временем мы так привыкли к его применению, что не заметили, как стали есть с серебряных тарелок и ложек, пить с серябряных бакалов, ставить цветы в серябряные вазы… в общем пользоваться этим благородным металлом во всех присущих ему качествах. Но неужели его предназначение закончится легкостью обрабатывания и непремудростью использования? Как вы понимаете – нет, главное и, на мой взгляд, ценное его свойство это способность дезинфицировать все к чему оно имеет дело. Серебро убивает микробы, товарищи! Бактерицидные свойства серебра известны с глубокой древности. Еще в Древней Индии с помощью этого металла обеззараживали воду, а персидский царь Кир хранил воду в серебряных сосудах. И возможно теперь нам следует задуматься перед тем как покупать дорогущуу бутылку французской воды и вернуться к старому дедовскому способу…купить набор серебряных ложек, который войдет не только в богатсво вашей семьи, но и поправит здоровье!

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Bottles’ battle – the Winner Is…

There have always been discussions about what kind of water bottle is the best. Plastic? Stainless steel? Aluminum? Or glass bottle? Due to protect our environment, everybody wants to purchase a reusable water bottle but sometimes it is hard to make a right decision and the amount of different products makes it even harder. Here is some information to make you choose easier between aluminum and stainless steel bottles.

Stainless steel water bottles

Stainless steel was the standard for buildings and also a sign for the economic growth in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Nowadays it found its way to reusable bottles. Stainless steel bottles are usually crafted from culinary-grade stainless steel and come in various sizes and colors. If you are concerned about manufacturing techniques or toxins, stainless steel bottles are a good alternative to plastic bottles. As stainless steel is non-reactive, bottles do not leach, they don’t have to be lined and the don’t affect the taste of drink. Stainless steel bottles are probably not really suitable in hot climates because the metal heats up more quickly. On the other hand you can be sure that it will last you a lifetime and can withstand daily wear.

PROS :                                                                       CONS :

– dishwasher safe                                      – can dent if dropped

– durable                                                         – heats up in hot climates

– 100% recyclable                                     – not microwaveable

– high-quality design                              – energy intensive manufacturing

– no plastic toxins                                     – possible metallic taste

Aluminum water bottles

Aluminum has a variety of applications, but aluminum is probably most used for packaging of beer, soda, tea and other drinks. Aluminum bottles and stainless steel bottles often look and feel similar. But aluminum bottles have are dramatically different. As aluminum reacts with certain liquids, aluminum bottles are usually lined with an enamel or epoxy layer. The most popular aluminum bottles have narrow necks which makes them difficult to clean, dry and load it with ice. Those aluminum bottles with certain types of lining are not recyclable.

PROS :                                                                               CONS : 

– trendy                                                                       – not dishwasher safe

– lighter than stainless steel                          – can dent more easily

– less expensive                                                     – difficult to clean

– keeps beverages cold                                     – chemical leaching possibility

Shanghai Metal Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality stainless steel and aluminum. We offer an excellent service and a great durability of our products to fulfill customers’ needs. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download a new application by scanning QR code below and don’t forget to follow us on Social Media.

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A Cheap Way to Create Drinking-Water from Contaminated Water

Providing a safe drinking-water is still one of the major concerns in most of developing countries. Water purification methods exist, but they are expensive and therefore, not easily accessible for many people. In ancient time, people in India believe that drinking water stored in a copper vessel gives benefits for your health. According to the Hindu traditional medicine, Ayuverda, copper is believed to possess anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, making it perfectly fit for the drinking purpose. But is there any scientific evidence that support this believe? Let us find out.

A recent study (2012) has evaluated the effect of copper vessel on a contaminated drinking water by storing it in a copper vessel for 16 hours. The result  was satisfying and showed that copper vessel can be use as a cheaper solution for especially developing countries to have a more easy access to drinking-water. One of the best part about this material is that it never becomes stale and can store water for long periods of time.

The benefit of copper doesn’t stop here ! Copper is an essential nutrient for our body and have diverse roles in biological electron and oxygen transportation. It can be found in several food such as beef, oyster, lobster, cocoa, black pepper, nuts, sunflower seeds, avocados, etc. Taking water stored in a copper vessel can help you to supply your daily requirement of copper.

If you’re interested in getting this copper vessel, Shanghai Metal Corporation produces slitting, edging, and oscillate winding to fit your specific copper requirements. To find out more, please check out our website or send us your inquiry. We have English speaking staff that will guide you to find your wanted product with the best quality and price. Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media to get news about our product and company.

    

Ayu P.//SMC editor

The Best Steel For The Best Dish!

An interesting wok test compares the carbon steel wok again the stainless steel wok. There is a lot of debate over these two compositions of woks even if they look kite similar there are some important difference with their temperature reaction.

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Most people prefer the carbon steel wok over the stainless steel wok because it has the most regular heat dispersion. This is not the case with stainless steel overheated and these hot spots can totally ruin a cooking and reduces long-term quality cooking. On the other hand, the carbon steel has good resistance to high temperatures and retains heat much longer than stainless steel woks for future use.

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The only downside is that carbon steel requires slightly more maintenance to eliminate the appearance of rusting. We just needs to dry well and rub with 2 or 3 drops of oil to prevent any risk of rust.

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To have a good wok stainless steel we have to choose the best quality of stainless steel and the final price may be higher than the carbon steel wok.  Overall, the carbon steel wok is a better choice for short and long term use.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a large selection of carbon steel with the highest quality standard and an affordable pricing. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Goldfish Gets Brain Surgery

In Melbourne, Australia, an apparently regular occurrence is taking plaice (pun intended) – a fish surgery. Dr. Tristan Rich at Lort Smith Animal Hospital operated on a goldfish named George to remove a large tumor.

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To prepare for the surgery, Rich had George swim around in a bucket of water laced with anesthetic to knock him out, the hospital explained in a Facebook post. A spokesperson from Lort Smith told NBC News the surgery cost about $300 AUD and, despite how unusual it seems, it’s not the first of its kind.

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Speaking of, Shanghai Metal produces the carbon steel used in surgical blades. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Now Even Babies Can Have Their Own “Espresso” Machine

I remember the first time I came across this shiny espresso machine that could freshly brew my own espresso at my very own home at any time of my day. It was fabulous and more importantly, effortless! Now even babies can have their own “espresso” machine the same way you brew your cup of morning joy out of your Nespresso (aided by George Cloney).

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Nestlé introduced its premium BabyNes system, which prepare and deliver a hygienic, safe, easy and quick bottle for babies. The single-serve baby milk formula portions are sealed in capsules integrated with a microbiological filter that eliminates bacteria from the water. The bottle preparation takes place within the closed capsule which means it doesn’t have any contact with the machine or the user before going into the bottle.

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The world’s first comprehensive state-of-the-art nutrition system for infants and toddlers, BabyNes, uses a patented technology to prepare the bottle with precisely the right dosage and temperature, at the push of a button, in less than one minute. The new baby formula system is an attempt to catch on the hotly competitive infant formula market. At the top ranking China appears as the biggest and fastest-growing formula market in the world with sales are rising more than 20 percent annually, compared with less than 4 percent in the U.S.

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Nestlé’s infant formula, Good Start, accounts for 10% of the US market, ranked as top three brands, together with Mead Johnson Nutrition Co’s Enfamil (40% of the market), and Abbott Laboratories’ Similac (40%). The industry is rapidly consolidating and manufacturers are expanding their share of developing world markets as seen by Nestlé’s recent acquisition of Pfizer’s infant-nutrition business.

Japan's Meiji to pull out of China's baby formula market

The high-tech BabyNes machine can be purchased for $287 and works with a range of six single-serving formula pods (purchased separately in packs of 26 for $56-$64), tailored for infants and young children up to the age of three years. Taking into consideration the baby’s evolving nutritional needs Nestlé customized four formulas to infants in their first year, and one formula for each of the following two years. The baby formula also is a perfect combination to when solid food is introduced to the infant’s diet.

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Battling against organizations such as Baby Milk Action who raises campaigns against breastmilk substitutes, Nestlé said it supported WHO recommendations on breastfeeding for the six-month period and “continued breastfeeding thereafter for as long as possible”, according to The Guardian.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation is specialized in producing aluminum foil that can be heat sealed to aluminum or aluminum-plastic mix containers, widely used in manufacturing infant milk formula pods. Aluminum foil has an excellent tight performance and a super dam-proof function, whilst non-poisonous, odorless and 100% recyclable.  To find out more, please visit our Website, WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 and Tradekey.

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Who To Blame (Or Thank) For Your Braces

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The word “awkward” is practically synonymous with the word “teenager” — every adolescent undergoes a difficult physical and emotional transformation as he or she transitions from childhood to adulthood. Unfortunately, that awkward quotient screws some of us over more than others; braces never did help with that.

Braces could be a pain; you can’t eat your favorite foods, the pain when you first get them fitted. But, the light at the end of the tunnel…you get your braces off. And voila-perfect teeth! So maybe the moment’s pain was worth the lifetime pleasure?

The same qualities that made you feel like a freak when you had the braces could be what make you valuable in the real world. Alexandra Robbins, author of “The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth,” calls this phenomenon “The Quirk Theory.

“Your ability to think outside the box might not have been appreciated by your peers during adolescence, when conformity reigns supreme. But in the adult world, that creativity makes you a valuable employee. That’s why revenge is best enjoyed at a twenty-year high school reunion.”

 

teethnobracesSo if you need someone to thank, Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures the stainless steel wire for braces.  As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our TumblrLinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 and Tradekey.

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