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Quantum biofeedback

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Quantum biofeedback is a repackaging of biofeedback (a phenomenon that actually works) to encompass such respected New Age medical concepts as chakras, acupuncture meridians, energy-fields and the EM "smog" from modern living. But it is quantum. It also claims to identify a wide-range of stress and health issues while selling expensive hardware[1] and software.[2] Unlike conventional biofeedback techniques where a subject mentally controls bodily rhythms via audio-visual cues, quantum biofeedback system are often claimed to impart their own healing signals to the body.

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[edit] Inventor

The idea of quantum biofeedback was invented by William Nelson, who fled from the US after lawsuits related to his false claims of healing the sick with his fake device. It appears he is now operating from Budapest, Hungary, marketing machines that do not cure diseases as claimed and that can even be dangerous.[3]

[edit] Science or woo?

The device pictured is called "The Quantum Xrroid Consciousness Interface". It's got flashing lights![wp]
Quantum Biofeedback, working through sixteen different electrical factors of the body, calculates combinations of impedance, amperage, voltage, capacitance, inductance, and resistance for Electro-Physiological Reactivity (The Xrroid Process). The body is indeed electric; therefore reactivity in the body can be measured electrically.[4]
This highly sensitive, computerized biofeedback device gathers bio-energetic data from the client, sorts and prioritizes it and then tests the client's own energetic reactivity to a wide range of health issues. In this way it provides you, the client, with a far more accurate picture of your health.[5]

In short — it's woo.

[edit] Fatalities

Karen McBeth, who was fighting terminal bone cancer, paid $17,000 for an EPFX machine, having been told that it would cure her cancer. The machine would display a rotating cancer image on the screen, for a random number of minutes, then would display the sentence, "You are cured." it did not cure her spreading cancer and her family complained that because she travelled to useless treatments, and spent $17,000, that not only were they defrauded out of money, but they lost some of the little time they had left with her. Her husband eventually hooked the machine up to a hot dog, which the machine also claimed to have cured it. More on this story in an article by the Seattle Times.[6]

JoAnn Burggraf used EPFX instead of seeing doctors and died painfully from undiagnosed leukaemia.[6]

The EPFX Awareness blog has plenty more coverage of this pernicious bullshit.

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