Also known as energy bracelets, a lot of wellness companies have joined the bandwagon of the frequency energy wristband and necklace accessories. Food supplements like Amino Boosters bundled it as ‘free gift’ when you buy certain packages. They even offer a version suited for your pet, which they claim is the world’s first frequency pet tag. These energy bracelets or wristband claims it induces some kind of ‘power balance’. Some brands like AlphaSpin by JM Ocean Avenue has big health promises and are extremely pricey but do they really work?
What these frequency energy gadget claims
Among its many claims is that it can cure many health problems and disorders such as insomnia. You get better sleep with it and feel healthier throughout the day. Power Balance Silicone Wristband claims it can improve your immune system and get through the day with cosmic energy when you wear it. While AminoBoosters Wristband tells you you’ll be healthier just by wearing it.
Perhaps the most intriguing claims of all is the AlphaSpin offered by JM Ocean Avenue company, makers of all sorts of beauty and health products. The gadget is extremely expensive and it claims you will get the cosmic – zen like power of the universe! It does not only promise a healthier body, happy mood, but also claims to attract the “good vibes” and intrinsic energy of the universe.
They say that powerful energy resonate everywhere and these accessories are capable of harnessing and transferring this energy be it scientific or spiritual to your body. Well the AlphaSpin goes overboard with that, but you will be amazed at how people buy this product and some genuinely swear it works.
Is it placebo effect?
Well a lot of people buys and swears by it, so it is difficult to debunk. However, there really is a thing called ‘placebo effect’, where a person can attribute certain things on an object, be it spiritual or physical in nature. It’s how humans think. However through logic, reasoning, physics and science, there is a way to find out of it works or not. The nature of this energy bracelets actually comes from religious tradition, therefore it really is not based on new technology, but religious and philosophical ancient tradition.
A Hindu tradition
Subtle energy systems have been harnessed using stones and metal objects in ancient times. In Hinduism, a chakra (Sanskrit cakra, “wheel”) is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body. Chakras are believed to be part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such, are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels called nadi. Nadi are believed to be channels in the subtle body through which the life force (prana) (non-physical) or vital energy (non-physical) moves.
Various scriptural texts and teachings present a different number of chakras. It’s believed that there are many chakras in the subtle human body, according to the tantric texts, but there are seven chakras that are considered to be the most important ones. (Source Wikipedia)
Well if it doesn’t work, there’s no side effect.
A simple conclusion
There are no scientific studies that proves these energy gadgets work. A simple scientific google will give you a “hoax” and “scam” result for these types of object. The claims and testimonies of users also do not prove much because it seems to work for some, while it does not for the other.
You should be wary of companies that sell these accessories. What were they thinking?
Consistency is an important scientific basis for an object to say it works. Inconsistency is a product of doubt and when in doubt? Don’t.
If you want to increase your balance, get more strength and energy, go to the gym and exercise. Eat healthy and take food supplements that works. More importantly, instead of meditating on the cosmic energy to enter your body, ask inspiration and prayers to the creator of the cosmo who many call ‘The Christ’.