Caution: Don’t slip on the Snake Oil!
Today, wading through the mire on the internet is more than simply a challenge. Since we began selling the Curatron 2000 in May of 2000, much has changed. Charlatans and purveyors of Snake Oil abound. On the web, the charlatans may outnumber the honest and hardworking salespeople selling products that actually can help folks reduce their pain or perhaps even heal.
Making bullshit believable appears not to be a challenge. Many times I answer the phone and talk with people who believe that all PEMF products are perhaps in their mind equal to all other PEMF products. The term PEMF has become abused by many sellers of products that in my opinion are created in the imagination of the seller. Others then build on the initial piece of misinformation and build more.
One measure of the effectiveness of a product is its return rate. Let me say that the return rate for the Curatron is less than a fraction of one percent. We, here at Amjo have seen fewer than five systems returned in the sixteen years that we have been selling and supporting the Curatron 2000 family of PEMF products.
Many people who have purchased the Curatron 2000 HT have purchased higher power models to speed their recovery. We have also had many clinics purchase additional systems for their office or satellite offices they are opening or have opened. It’s not unlikely for us to see a clinic buying a Curatron 2000 3D, our ultra power system as an adjunct to their XP, XPSE or PC systems in their practice.
Continuing from the second paragraph above. Education is a factor when trying to understanding all forms of technology. Many people don’t know the difference between power, energy and frequency and often are completely misled. Many believe that 1000 microTesla is more than 1 Gauss or even one Tesla. Some companies do their best to make us believe that 10 mT is greater than One Gauss. In fact One gauss equals 1×10−4 tesla (100 μT), so 1 tesla = 10000 gauss. So now, even I am confused. There a couple of pages on this blog that may help you.
See Lets Talk Intensity
It should be clear that all PEMF systems are not created equal. Systems such as the Bemer, QRS, Quantron and the IMRS family are all very, very low power systems. These very low power systems in my estimation are nothing but placebo machines. We have replaced many of these systems where the buyer simply feels nothing and sees no change.
At the other end of the spectrum are the ringer or spark machines that create extremely high voltage signals into a curled up antenna. Voltages approaching 40 kV (40,000 Volts) are generated by these machines such as the PEMF8000, PEMF100, PEMF120, and other PAPIMI devices. Papimi devices got off to a rough start when they were being sold as panacea machines, that could cure cancer and virtually all other challenges in our bodies. You can read a little about the early problems with PAPIMI machines in a scary article written by a journalist for the Seattle Times.
The Curatron is a true PEMF device, creating very fast rate of rise or speed of induction and magnetic flux densities up to 1600 Gauss, 0.16 Tesla, 160 mT, or 160,000 μT (micro Tesla) in the Curatron 2000 3D. No other machines can make that claim.
Today, many machines are being offered as panacea machines. That’s the bullshit part of bullshit baffles brains. See my earlier posting at http://www.pemfsite.thebulldg.com/panacea-or-snake-oil/
I would encourage every reader to first doubt anything they read about PEMF on the web. Many of claims are simply false.