Most treatments for pain have a very high placebo effect. Could the effect of the Q Magnet be a placebo?
The treatment of pain with magnetic treatment devices and with pharmaceuticals involve placebo effects. Placebo effects have been a great confounder and a substantial component of pain relief in placebo controlled studies of pharmaceuticals. Control studies have shown that the efficacy of Quadrapolar magnetic devices is greater than that of placebo devices in those studies. Thus, the pain relief by Quadrapolar magnets can only partly be accounted for by placebo effects.