Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 9:25AM
From an article on the QLink pendant by Ben Goldacre:
Last summer I obtained one of these devices (from somewhere cheaper than Holford’s shop) and took it to Camp Dorkbot, an annual festival for dorks held - in a joke taken too far - at a scout camp outside Dorking. Here in the sunshine, some of the nation’s cheekiest electronics geeks examined the QLink. We chucked probes at it, and tried to detect any “frequencies” emitted, with no joy. And then we did what any proper dork does when presented with an interesting device: we broke it open. Drilling down, the first thing we came to was the circuit board. This, we noted with some amusement, was not in any sense connected to the copper coil, and therefore is not powered by it.
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that this device was designed with the deliberate intention of deceiving people.
The closer you look at alternative medicine, the less ethical it becomes.