Frequently Asked Questions

The Supa-Quartz within the silicone bracelet and band absorbs energy. Through this action the special quartz in your device can absorb pain impulses going to the brain.

The supa-quartz powders within your QTECH device are not like any other quartz powders. First, they come from crystals that are 99.5% pure white quartz. Second, their structure is ‘shocked’ as the original quartz crystals – millions of years earlier – absorbed large quantities of ‘shock waves’ that were released when a meteorite crashed into Earth. Shocked quartz contains millions of holes and traps in its lattice structure and thus has ‘missing’ electrons. This explains why QTECH’s supa-quartz powders ‘love’ to absorb outside pressures and pain impulses.

The supa-quartz in your device naturally absorbs external pressures and forces such as electrical pulses (pain is transmitted through the nervous system via tiny electrical pulses). This was proven as early as 1880 by Pierre and Jacques Curie, who called this absorption of external forces and electricity and the subsequent release of piezo electrons ‘The Piezoelectric Effect’.

Supa-Quartz and normal quartz differ in that Supa-Quartz is shocked quartz whereas normal quartz is not. We have not seen any evidence that normal quartz works.

Ample evidence is available that shocked quartz is laden with much higher internal energies than normal quartz. This enables supa-quartz to be a much more effective absorber of pain impulses than any other type of quartz. This proof has been shown to be true in tests with over 150 subjects. Additionally, the evidence that shocked quartz has different properties to “normal quartz”was published by the inventor as early as 1970 in ‘The Mineralogist’, the leading Mineralogy Scientific Journal.

We have not seen any evidence that these products actually work.

Piezo-electric machines are thought to work by transmitting energy into the body to block pain impulses by a variety of mechanisms. QTECH’s Quantum Bioscience Technology is based on absorbing pain impulses.

Magnet based devices have been used for many years and work for some people, although controlled trials have shown little difference from placebo. They are thought to work by somehow rebalancing magnetic fields in the body. QTECH is designed to absorb pain impulses, ie a completely different action.

The meteoritic crater that crashed to earth creating shocked quartz is located in a remote site. The exact location is confidential.

The powders created from the supa-quartz used in QTECH devices are the intellectual property of our business partners in Switzerland. The powders can be shown on request, but they cannot leave the NOVA premises.

The QTECH devices are made by combining (embedding) silicone resin with the supa-quartz powders, allowing the mix to cure and then cutting it to size.

The active part of the device, the supa-quartz powders within the silicone strips, are the same on every occasion. There is no difference in the pain-related activity of different batches. The supa-quartz powders all come from the same location in Canada.

The answer is no. We know that because QTECH devices, when placed next to a pico-amperemeter sensor, show no radiations whatsoever, including electrical impulses.

There is enough to maintain production for the next 200 years. The total amount available is confidential.

Supa-Quartz powder is mixed in appropriate quantities with silicone to match the size of the bracelet or band. The exact amount used in each device is commercially protected.

With normal use the supa-quartz should remain active for many years. The silicone could wear out or break from wear and tear or rough treatment after some years.

Theoretically yes, but it would require enormous machines and vast financial resources to produce the shock waves needed to deform the crystal lattice structure of normal quartz crystals. Supa-Quartz in its current form has a hardness of around 8 on the Mohs scale. 10 is the highest level and is associated to diamond. It would take at least as much money and energy to make supa-quartz as it would to make synthetic diamond.

There is a current patent pending at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Pain is itself subjective. Pain scales were used by which current users recorded their pain scores prior to and post use of a device. It was observed in over 150 people that in 9 out of 10 (90%) of cases the pain rapidly subsided or went away. The difference between use of a placebo compared with a QTECH device was highly significant.

The first tests with users in mainland Europe produced very good results. Nova Medical Solutions was initially sceptical but on trying it on subjects in the UK saw that it matched the original results from mainland Europe and negotiated a deal to take on the QTECH product.

A placebo comparison test between QTECH and dummy devices with a range of subjects clearly demonstrated that the benefits experienced by users were not due to a placebo effect.

The inventor started publishing papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals as early as 1967. Laboratory tests were also commissioned by the National Research Council of Canada and sponsored by NASA. Five patents related to vibration absorption have also been obtained including a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) patent. A summary of the test results of users of QTECH devices will be available on the QTECH website.

Yes, they will be available in summary form on the QTECH website.

This is because currently we have no experience in children and pregnancy and it is therefore standard professional practise to state these exclusions.

Yes you can. Originally the bands had magnetic clasps so it wasn’t advised however, we have now removed the magnetic clasps altogether. The chairman of the company has a daughter with a pacemaker who wears her QTECH band daily without any issue. It is safe to wear.

We do not at this time recommend QTECH devices for animals. QTECH devices are not currently registered for animal use.

Currently we do not have any experience of use of QTECH devices for bone pain due to cancer. You need to consult your doctor.

We do not recommend QTECH for any pains other than musculoskeletal pain. At present there are devices suitable for elbow and wrist pain, but expect to have devices for back, knee, ankle, shoulder and neck available soon.

9 out of 10 users of QTECH experience a reduction in pain, some within a short period of time others over a few days. Make sure you are placing the device close to the source of the pain and between that source of pain and your brain. The device should not be worn tightly but should be in contact with the skin. Refer to the product leaflet for more advice on use and care. Do continue use of the device as suits you and your lifestyle.

QTECH is not a treatment. QTECH devices help to alleviate pain from joint and muscle problems and conditions. 9 out of 10 users in current tests with a variety of conditions have experienced a marked reduction in pain.

QTECH can help reduce pain due to a variety causes such as arthritis. 9 out of 10 users in completed tests with a variety of conditions including arthritis have experienced a marked reduction in pain.

No side effects of QTECH have been reported by the estimated 200+ subjects who have used the device so far to alleviate the musculoskeletal pain they experience.

9 out of 10 users in completed tests with a variety of conditions have experienced a marked reduction in pain.

No but do not expose your device to naked flame or heat as this will damage the device.

No, you do not need to wear your device all the time. Many users of QTECH experience long-lasting pain relief having removed the device. Others wear it most of the time for the purpose of preventing the return of pain. Some wear the device during sleep and playing sport. Choose use of the device that best suits your lifestyle and its effectiveness for you.

The use of a QTECH device should not interfere with medications. Consult your doctor/family physician if you have any concerns.

We do not have any experience of this but suggest you do not use a QTECH device and Smart watch etc close together

It is advisable not to wear QTECH devices when swimming for practical reasons such as it may get lost or interfere with your activity. Follow the care instructions that arrived with your device. Dry it thoroughly if it does get wet; wash regularly in warm soapy water. Use the pouch and box to store it in when not in use and keep away from extreme heat and cold.

If you have allergy to any of the main materials in QTECH – silicone in the band or silver plate on the clasp – it is advisable not to use the device. If irritation rather than an allergic reaction occurs, a light cotton or muslin cloth can be wrapped around the wrist or elbow in advance of wearing those devices where the silicone is in contact with the skin. To date we have seen no allergic reactions to the device.

QTECH is registered as a Class 1 Medical Device with the UK’s MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency).

QTECH is not currently being explained or promoted to doctors or other healthcare professionals. However, a number of doctors are in the 200+ current users who have successfully used it on themselves. Once the planned clinical trials are completed, results will be published in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and promoted to doctors and healthcare professionals.

QTECH is not a treatment but 9 out of 10 users using QTECH experience a reduction in pain. Whilst it is not necessary to inform your family physician there is no harm in mentioning it when you see them, particularly if you are attending consultations for an underlying condition.

Delivery is normally 5 days in UK and Europe and up to 14 days globally

Yes, the device can be sold in the EU and Switzerland although delivery could take longer. Delivery to countries outside EU is subject to import customs clearance.

Your device is guaranteed for three years against breakage of the silicone or any other components. Please keep original receipts and a replacement device will be sent free of charge.

Please note the QTECH devices are made from natural materials and the appearance of the silicone strips in the devices may vary in colour and smoothness.

Currently such an arrangement is not in place. We will be working on potential arrangements with charities with an interest in combating pain.

The bands are not meant to be tight and yes it does have a clasp fastening. If you measure around your wrist then make sure you choose the right size band for you. We do offer a bespoke service for an extra small fee. Please contact us to discuss more. If you do receive the band and it doesn’t fit, we can also exchange for alternative size.

The pain is due to compression of the medial nerve. QTECH wrist band might give some mild relief but is unlikely to have a long term positive effect so we should not give any expectation that it will really help.

This question was raised about a year ago with the atomic physicist who invented the device. He was emphatic that the QTECH devices do not directly create any material magnetic fields so are not a problem for pacemakers. We originally Made QTECH prototypes with magnetic clasps but switched to the present clasps precisely so that people with pacemakers can use QTECH. (My daughter has a pacemaker and has been using a QTECH for about a year).

Sciatica is usually due to pressure or stretching of the nerve. It is unlikely to help but if you decide to try and it doesn’t work, you may return the device within 28 days and you can have your money back.

The band only activates pain relief around the place it is worn. I would advise you to purchase 2 bands, 1 for each wrist.

We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee if it doesn’t provide any relief for you.

This type of musculoskeletal pain is suitable for QTECH. Our experience to date is that QTECH often really helps with pain from muscles and tendons. (We also have some cases of fibromyalgia).

We have no experience of neck muscle spasms. But might be worth trying QTECH bands and return within 28 days if not effective.

Unfortunately QTECH bands may not help in post herpetic neuralgia.We have no experience at all In that condition. We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee if the band proves unsuccessful for you.

There is no action against the original cause (unfortunately). If the device does help to relieve the pain it might permit the same level of activity with less pain or more activity with similar pain.

We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee if the band proves unsuccessful for you.

For the bracelet and the necklace it is not a problem if they are worn in water except that you have to take them off and dry them well afterwards. Also on the wrist there is a risk of losing them in, for example, a swimming pool.

So the answer is that it is not advised to wear in water but if you do decide to do so take it off and dry afterwards as water on the skin may make it less effective.

The bands have a long lifespan. They don’t lose their effectiveness over time. It will just be wear and tear of the bracelet.

For Nerve pain, nerve compression, slipped disc, pinched nerve, spinal stenosis, loss of power from nerve injury etc., there is no evidence yet of a benefit from QTECH bands. QTECH bands can help to relieve pain arising from joints, muscles and tendons.

You wash the brace in the washing machine on a low temperature, but you will need to remove the silicone strips inside the back band before washing. The instructions are in the boxes.

It is only available to purchase on the website or over the phone. We do have the 30 day guarantee if you are not happy with the product, where you can get full refund if returned in packaging.

Unfortunately, the bands are only focussed to work around where they are placed. One band will not help all around the body. It needs to be worn close the main pain source.

We have had a few people purchase a couple of the bands for different areas of the body.

We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee though if you don’t feel any affects within the first 30 days.

For the upper, arm the QTECH Swing Band would work better for you.

This is usually placed around the elbow but it is a Velcro strap band so you could place it further up your arm.

The neck band can lay pretty loose – as long as it can touch your neck to activate the technology.

Our large band goes up to a 44inch waist.

However, if you require a band larger we can offer a bespoke length for an extra £20.

Our Chairman, Dr Michael Flynn and he says the bracelet might help to relieve the pain in the base of the thumb. He wears a bracelet for this exact reason and it works for him.

The bands are safe to wear with medical conditions.

We recommend you to not use the product for the following:

  • During pregnancy and lactation
  • On damaged skin
  • If you are allergic or have hypersensitivity to any of the material listed on the outer packaging of your band

The band doesn’t have a life expectancy for the technology, it will just be wear and tear over the years you wear it.