TGA cracking down on non-compliant advertising of bioresonance and similar devices

Posted 18 August 2019

In May 2019, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA – Australia) commenced work on a sector-wide compliance activity relating to the advertising of ‘bioresonance’ devices, which are sometimes mistakenly promoted as ‘biofeedback’ devices. This sector has been identified as having a high rate of advertising non-compliance, with widespread advertising. The advertising of bioresonance has been the subject of previous regulatory compliance actions.

(Editor: Beamer, Scio and Quantum SCIO-EPFX devices are included in this category)

Bioresonance is based on the belief that human beings emit electromagnetic waves, which can only be measured by bioresonance devices. Advertisers claim these devices can measure these waves to detect illness in the human body as well as sending ‘rehabilitated bad’ waves to the patient to alleviate illness.

The TGA is currently investigating the scientific credibility relating to the diagnostic and therapeutic use of these devices. The TGA is also working Read the rest

Duping saps with ‘quantum’ physic: Quantum EPFX QXCI / SCIO

Posted 07 February 2019

By Ivo Vegter, Daily Maverick

Since the dawn of medicine, quacks have bamboozled victims with sales pitches that sound profound and cutting-edge, but are nothing more than buzzwords designed to deceive. Recently, I found a new one: quantum testing.

The hand-written blackboard outside the naturopath shop lured would-be customers with probiotics, kombucha, and apple cider vinegar (with mother, which is the mix of fungus and bacteria that cause the fermentation). At the top of the list, however, were the words that attracted my attention: “Quantum Testing”.

Presumably, not all passers-by know that there is no particle accelerator hidden in the back of the shop, or that quantum physics has no connection, whatsoever, to medical diagnosis or therapy. The sign was obviously aimed at that less educated and more gullible market.

It turns out that quantum healing is a thing. A completely bogus charlatan kind of thing, invented Read the rest

ASA ruling: SCIO full-body scan

Posted 18 January 2013

A complainant laid a complaint with the ASA arguing that the claims for the SCIO full-body scan were unscientific and false. However as the complainant did not construct his complaint correctly “he did not relate this information to his complaint, or explain which portions thereof apply to which claims”, the ASA  argued that “[G]iven the requirements for clear and concise grounds in the Code,  . .  the Directorate has to decline to rule on the merits of this matter at this time, based on the complaint at hand.” In other words, the ASA did not rule that the claims were valid but that they could not consider the complaint.

The SCIO full body scan makes claims completely contrary to known physiology, science and physics. Here is a good overview of why this product’s claims are nonsensical as well as an investigation by Canada’s Investigative Consumer ShowRead the rest