The Rescue Bracelet is giving amazing help to thousands of people around the world

“The tiniest electrical current, measured in millionths of an amp, can turn off pain, operate vital organs and move muscles.”

-  leading scientific digest, 1981

These are the most frequent queries that people have about the Original Rescue Bracelet.  If you have anything you’d like to know that isn’t answered here, e-mail us on:


 This product is not a medicine as defined by Act 101 of 1965. As such it does not constitute any medical claim for any product of any nature whatsoever. Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner for specific diagnosis or treatment of any disease or medical condition.

Although results vary from person to person, a very large number of people have used The Original Rescue Bracelet with tremendous success… and for a very wide variety of problems. In fact we have an extensive file of testimonials which bear this out.  The following FAQ List covers some of the more regular questions that we have received. We hope it is of assistance to you. If you have any other queries at all, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us, and we’ll do our utmost to respond to you speedily.



Q. Being right-handed and wearing a wrist watch on my left hand, should I wear the bracelet on my right hand as I am doing now ?


A. Theoretically, it should make no difference. However, in a few cases, feedback seems to indicate it does make a difference with some people. And one Claremont health shop has a theory that explains it this way: "The right wrist handles emotional problems and the left physical. So, if your ailment is purely physical, wear the bracelet on your left wrist. If the ailment has an emotional origin, then wear it on your right wrist."


Q. Should I shave the hairs on my wrist to ensure better contact?


A. We don't believe this should be necessary.


Q. Should I wear the bracelet with the space between the 2 ends facing upwards or the other way round?


A. It should make no difference which way up the bracelet is worn. However, depending on your wrist shape, you might gain better contact with the skin wearing the bracelet with the gap facing "up". It is a question of what is most convenient for you.


Q. Should it be worn above or below the pivotal joint/bone on the wrist?


A. The bracelet should be worn in much the same position on the arm as one would wear a watch.


Q. Is it better to wear 2 or more bracelets instead of one?


A. We don't believe using more than one bracelet would be of any benefit.


Q. Should I take off my bracelet when taking a shower or a bath, or when having a swim in sea water?


A. It is fine to wear the bracelet whilst swimming in salt water, or bathing and showering. In fact, it's best to wear the bracelet at all time, clean the bracelet afterwards by rubbing it on your list with warm soapy water.


Q. How long can one wear a single bracelet for? Does it last forever?


A. The bracelet should have a lifespan of 4 to 5 years. Because of the interaction between copper and zinc the bracelet will corrode and show signs of splitting.


Q. Can the bracelet be worn with and / or come in contact with other jewellery such as a gold wrist chain ?


A. There are no reports that wearing a bracelet in contact with any other item of jewellery has an adverse affect. Many people wear a Rescue Bracelet next to a watch.


Q. When I bought your bracelet I was already wearing an ordinary copper one. Will this affect the "rescue" bracelet, and is there anything wrong with wearing both on the same arm?


A.  The wearing of a copper bracelet at the same time as a Rescue Bracelet should not affect its function, even if both are worn on the same arm. However there have been some reports that wearing two Rescue Bracelets simultaneously seemed to impair effectiveness.


Q. How do I clean my Rescue Bracelet?


A. It is particularly important to clean the inside of the Rescue Bracelet, where it is in contact with the skin. Cleaning is achieved by rubbing the bracelet on your wrist with warm soapy water.


Q. Can I play sport, e g tennis, golf, with my Rescue Bracelet on?


A. It is fine to wear it during sport. What you may notice when the body is stressed, as during exercise, or if one is unwell (a dose of the 'flu will do it!) - that the bracelet becomes quickly discoloured. It would appear that the body is drawing heavily from it at this time.


Q. I was given a RESCUE bracelets that was one size too large, and there is only a 7mm gap between the two ends. Is this enough? If not, could I use a file to widen the gap? Packaging suggests a 'snug fit'?


A. A small gap is not a problem, provided the ends aren't touching. However, it is quite possible to cut or grind a bit off the bracelet, since the zinc within is continuous. Many people find that a 10mm gap is comfortable.


Q. My wrist needs washing off of green residue every two days. What exactly is it ?


A. A green residue of copper oxide is produced on the skin, and is quite normal. Copper being absorbed through the skin is one of the benefits, copper having long been recognised as an aid to arthritis. During periods when the body is under stress, such as illness or physical exercise, the bracelet may leave a residue more frequently, which seems to indicate that the body is drawing more from it. This is easily removed by using the aforementioned method.


Q. After wearing one of your bracelets for a few months and I find that it does help me with a chronic pain in my shoulder. Is there any danger of copper poisoning to the blood?


A. To the best of our knowledge no-one has ever run into problems from an excess of copper using a Rescue Bracelet. Copper is an essential trace mineral. While it is possible to have an excess of copper in the body, it is equally possible to suffer a copper deficiency. Even a mild copper deficiency impairs the ability of white blood cells to fight infection. For the body to work properly, it must have a proper balance of copper and zinc, and an imbalance can lead to thyroid problems. Low (or high) copper levels may contribute to mental and emotional problems. During illness, copper is released from the tissues into the blood to promote tissue repair. High serum copper readings during illness should not be taken to mean that copper is the cause of the illness; rather, it is an indication that the body's natural repair processes have been activated.


Q. Does it have any effect on the libido?


A. There is nothing to prove that the bracelet has any marked effect on the libido…. but we have received some positive reports.



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