There are many wonders of the snake-oil salesmen in the modern world but sometimes these days we have the delights of hardware snake-oil to deal with as well. One such is the so-called “Quantum QxCI” device used for “bioenergetic health audits” and known for several years across the internet, but only just come to our attention here during our reviews for fake science.
This particular little gem we found on Bad Science this week; a site always worth a read, but in this case a particular laugh since it hit one of our favourite fruitloopery buttons with the magic word “quantum”… in this case for a device to scan the whole body for “vitamins, minerals, food toxicity, hormone balance, digestive disorders and stress.”
You can – and should – read the whole article at Bill Nelson wins the internetfor full details just to see the craziness out there because the same “treatment” is still available today! As you can see from the photo, the machine looks all technological, with two old-style computer printer-ports sticking out at the from and a ba
tch of flashing lights. Somehow, those ports connect to two ankle-bands, two wrist-band and a head band as well as – presumably – the PC used to read the results.
These days, the machine also shows – in addition to the magical wonders described in the article link above – enough medical history to see if you had food poisoning as a child and displays “virtual reality imagery,” “dental nosodones” and acupuncture meridians!
If any of you out there know what this particular delight of fake-science means, does or somehow manages to convince the short-of-thinking into parting with their hard-earned cash do please let us know. The site currently selling this wonder of the gullible world at the Edinburgh Natural Health Centre is far from clear even about the price. Perhaps it varies with how susceptible to nonsense the victim turns out to be, but who knows?. As for the last section of their advertising, if anyone has any clue what on Earth they mean by the “Unconscious Brain” or the “golf-ball sized brain behind the left ear” then we would be thrilled to hear from you.
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