Jakarta - Rheumatism, joint disease that affects many people aged 50 years and over is a very disturbing disease activity, so much the way the sufferer to recover.
For those who do not like the chemical therapy, the use of copper bracelets or magnets lots selected, but a British study concluded that treatment was not much help.
University of York concluded that the observation of the Department of Health Sciences 45 volunteers aged 50 or older, which was published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
They were given four types of bands that are used alternately during the observation period of 16 weeks, and all kinds of bracelets for proved ineffective in reducing the pain or tension in the joints.
Dr. Stewart Richmond scientist who led the study said "it seems that all physical improvements are felt when wearing the bracelet can be a psychological impact association with placebo treatment."
But Richmond was admitted today there is only one documented study used for comparison are trying to compare copper bracelet therapy or placebo therapy.
Placebo is a term that does not have any equivalent in Indonesian language means that all efforts from treatment to treatment outside the fictitious operations, as a distraction method to improve the physical condition of the patient.
This means that patients treated with a variety of treatment techniques that are not actually performed, such as giving a pill that was just made of flour, electrical therapy which was not electrified until the actual surgery was not performed.
Tactic that is medically proven to improve the condition of the patient, evidence of the brain and the role of human mental perception of his physical condition, or are popular with the term suggestion.