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What Should I Consider When Buying a Titanium Necklace?

By Carol Francois
Updated May 23, 2024
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A titanium necklace is a type of necklace marketed as a tool for relieving recurring muscle or joint pain. Titanium is a naturally occurring element that is widely available in the earths crust. It can be found in rocks, soil, bodies of water and almost all living things. Once separated from other minerals, titanium is often mixed with steel or other metals to create a strong, light, and pliable material. It is commonly used in surgical equipment, sporting equipment and medical implants.

The marketing material for a titanium necklace indicates that it can reduce pain by changing the bioelectric current within the body. There are two theories used as the basis for this claim. The first theory is that an unstable bioelectric current causes muscle and joint pain. The second theory is that the electrical conductivity of titanium can change the current to the correct level, where no pain occurs.

There is scientific evidence to support the existence of bioelectrical current in the human body. Bioelectric signals are created within the bodies cells and are used to transmit signals from the brain to the muscles. These signals control muscle and joint movement and the sensations of touch and pain. These signals travel along the nerves in the body.

No scientifically accepted evidence exists to support the theory that the bioelectrical current within the body can become unstable or blocked. The electrical current continues to travel through the body, transmitting signals from the brain, even if the muscles or nerves are damaged or missing. This current can be used to operate prosthetic devices by translating the bioelectric signals the brain is sending to the amputated limb into action thought a bioelectric connector.

Titanium is a metal and one of its properties is the ability to conduct electricity. In order to conduct electricity, there must be a direct connection between the source of the electricity and the conductor. A titanium necklace maintains contact with the surface of the skin, which is a poor conductor of electricity. There is no proof that any electrical current on the skin is transmitted into the muscles or joints below the skins surface.

If you choose to buy a titanium necklace, make your purchasing decision based on the aesthetics of the necklace. There is scientific proof that an improved mood and positive outlook can reduce pain levels. If the necklace lifts your spirits and improves your outlook, then it has provided a clear benefit to you and your health. Keep in mind that there is no scientific evidence to support claims of health benefits from a titanium necklace, but there many anecdotal stories of improve flexibility and a decrease in pain.

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Discussion Comments
By anon202597 — On Aug 03, 2011

I bought one at the beach. I liked the colors and thought that it wouldn't work so I made sure I got the small one so my eight year old could wear it after a few days.

Well, after the first night, I felt relief when I woke up. I have neck, shoulder, back and right leg pain. I wake up numerous times per night and since I have been wearing this necklace, I have had a reduction in pain, morning soreness, stiff neck and I sleep through the night.

Now I was very very skeptical, so that is the reason for buying the small one, so it is snug around my neck. I can get my hand in there easily so it's not a choker.

I did not constantly think about it, nor did I remember I was wearing it the next few mornings, so I know it is not a mental thing.

Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with how snug it is. I see people saying they don't work, but they buy the big ones that hang lower on the neckline. Maybe mine works because it is an actual smaller loop around the neck area which keeps the area covered.

Well I had to buy my son a new one because I kept the first one!

By RobsLady — On Jun 09, 2011

Generally, the only type of jewelry I've felt changed by has been the magnetic jewelry. However, and this word of caution is extended by my physics professor, you can only wear magnetic jewelry (and other metals that have effects) for a certain period of time.

With magnetic jewelry, I noticed that after about 5 minutes, my hand (if it was a bracelet) would go numb. You have to remember that no everyone reacts the same, but that some metals can - in large doses or over long periods of time - cause harm.

By Nawaf — On Jun 07, 2011

@letshearit - I don't have much experience wearing this jewelry, but in the few times I've tried wearing titanium, there's been no real difference. I haven't felt improved at all. However, I do believe there's some credit due to the psychological effect of wearing jewelry that you think makes you more beautiful - so you can always give that a try.

By letshearit — On May 15, 2011

Has anyone had any first hand experience with using a titanium necklace for health benefits? Did it relieve your pain or do nothing at all?

I suffer from joint pain and would be willing to try this if it indeed works. I don’t trust testimonies from the sites selling this product, but would love to hear your story.

I know a lot of things advertised on the Internet are gimmicky and that titanium necklaces don't have any real scientific proof that they work yet, but I find that science can often be slow to catching up with traditional techniques.

If you have any experience with wearing this kind of jewelry please share.

By Sara007 — On May 15, 2011

Be very careful if you choose to use a titanium necklace for its health benefits.

I have found that these necklaces are often marketed as being hypoallergenic, but if you already have an allergy to something like nickel or another metal you need to be careful.

I read that around 4% of the population has an allergy to titanium. Being allergic to nickel myself, I worry about those that would use this metal as an alternative, without making sure it wouldn't hurt them first.

If you put on a titanium necklace and experience any soreness or rashes, remove it immediately.

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