Traditional Tibetan therapeutic bracelets, made of interwoven metals including copper, brass and nickel, are believed to have healing properties that can also balance inner energies. For centuries, these types of bracelets have been worn with the belief that they can help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as to promote healthy blood flow and circulation. Their attractive appearance and easy adjustability make them the perfect therapeutic accessory. Each bracelet is uniquely handmade by skilled crafts people in Nepal according to traditional methods handed down from multiple generations of family artisans. Assorted metal wires are cut to length, braided or twisted together in select patterns, and then hammered into ingenious and onto a copper sleeve. Designs are inspired by elements of traditional Tibetan culture that include precious dZi stones, Buddhist blessing cords and unique Tibetan-style hair braids. This bracelet may discolor over time. Old fashion cleaning remedies for copper & brass include soaking in either vinegar, lemon juice or even ketchup for less than 5 minutes, then clean with soap and water. Each of these liquids contain acids that bring out the natural color and luster. CAUTION: Tibetan energy bracelets are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Do not use this product as a substitute for necessary treatment. Consult a physician if any medical condition exists or occurs.