Frequently Asked Questions
The piezoelectric effect was described by Jacques and Pierre Curie in 1880, certain crystals have the remarkable ability to absorb energy and release it again in the form of a tiny electrical current (electrons).
The piezo-electric crystals within the silicone bracelet and band absorb energy and your device is designed to absorb some of the pain impulses going to the brain. No energy / electricity or electrons are transmitted into the body – instead, the QTech devices are designed to cause minute and intermittent changes to the electromagnetic field in the immediate environment of the device
Documented feedback from users has shown that about 90% of the users experienced disappearance or significant reduction of pain within a few minutes to a couple of days of use.
Copper or titanium bracelets: There is no evidenvce to suggest that these products actually work.
Electrical piezoelectric devices: Piezo-electric machines are thought to work by transmitting energy into the body to block pain impulses by a variety of mechanisms. QTECH is based on absorbing pain impulses.
Magnet-based devices: 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.
With normal use the QTECH device should remain active for many years – the piezoelectric effect does not lose its effectiveness over time.
However, the silicone could wear out or break from wear and tear or rough treatment. Treated properly, the band and patches should last for several years. We give a 12 month guarantee.
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.
A placebo comparison test between QTECH and dummy devices clearly demonstrated that the benefits experienced by users were not due to a placebo effect.
A summary of the test results of users of QTECH devices will be available on the QTECH website.
Yes you can. Originally the bands had magnetic clasps so it wasn’t advised however, we have now removed the magnetic clasps altogether.
We do not recommend QTECH for any pains other than musculoskeletal pain.
QTECH is not a treatment. QTECH devices help to alleviate pain from joint and muscle problems. 9 out of 10 users in current tests with a variety of conditions have experienced a marked reduction in pain.
No side effects of QTech are expected and only two events have been reported . just one person reported that it made him “feel unwell” and one person had irritation from the plaster used to stick on a patch.
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.
There is no reason why your device should interfere with your watch or smart watch.
For the bands, it is not a problem if they are worn in water but ensure they are properly dried afterwards.
If you have an allergy to any of the main materials in QTECH – silicone in the band or metal in 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 to avoid 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).
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.
Yes, we ship internationally. Shipping price will show on checkout for your country.
Please note: Delivery may take longer than usual due to Covid19 and in certain countries is subject to import customs clearance.
The bands are not meant to be tight – there should be a finger’s gap between the band and your skin. We also do a bespoke length for an extra small fee. Please contact us for more details.
The pain is due to compression of the medial nerve. QTECH wrist band might give some mild relief but is unlikely to provide long term relief.
Sciatica is usually due to pressure or stretching of the nerve so it is unlikely that the QTECH devices will provide pain relief.
For nerve pain, nerve compression, slipped disc, pinched nerve, spinal stenosis, loss of power from nerve injury etc., there is no evidence of a benefit from QTECH bands.
QTECH products are only currently available to purchase from our online shop, or over the phone. If you would like to enquire about being a distributor, please contact us.
You are not recommended to use the product:
- During pregnancy
- On children
- On pets – QTECH is not currently registered for use on animals
- On damaged skin
- If you are allergic or have hypersensitivity to silicone or metals