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Ecoflow Bioflow

“complete rip off!!!! ”

Written on: 15/07/2014 by ripoff14 (1 review written)

I bought one about 4 months ago to see if it would help with various aches and pains (arthritis, general wear and tear.) as they advertise it does, well needless to say it did absolutely nothing and to top it all off after 4 months the band broke! took it back to them, would not replace it or fix it as i no longer had the receipt (there is only one company that make's them!) and then had the nerve to try and sell me another one. Should be locked up, ripping off people through their suffering!… Read Full Review

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Kay2605's Response to ripoff14's Review

Written on: 21/08/2014

Don't blame Bioflow because YOU lost your receipt! They have a very generous 3 month guarantee if it doesn't work for you and a 12 month one for faults - their terms are they need the original receipt. You are the one that couldn't fulfill their one request for the receipt so don't blame them for it!

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“Am I doing something wrong?”

Written on: 18/03/2013

Been suffering from gout for 30 years, this was my last hope! Not a bit of difference, can anyone help? Is there a right or wrong way to wear it?… Read Full Review

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Fredjones54's Comment

Written on: 29/12/2013

No , a plastic bracelet or copper one for that matter will not cure anything.

If it did why would we bother spending billions trying to create cures?

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“Amazed”

Written on: 23/07/2012 by DesJohnstone (4 reviews written)

I've only started using a Bioflow bracelet recently as I was getting painful aches in my wrist and after a number of checks my doctor couldn't get to the bottom of it (a life on pain killers beckoned). I've never been one for anything "new age", but someone in my creative writing group said that she'd had a similar problem and had had some success with a Bioflow bracelet. She'd seen a demo TV and bought it on that basis (something that would put me off). So, against my better judgement and… Read Full Review

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“Amazing Magnetic Bracelet”

Written on: 26/04/2012

I bought my magnetic bracelet as a sceptic but amazinghealth.co.uk assured me I have 90 days to try the bracelet out so I did. The rest is history, it helped me so much that I wear mine all the time to help me. My magnet works wonders… Read Full Review

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“My wife swears by her Ecoflow Bioflow Duo Bracelet.”

Written on: 09/12/2011 by rjwhitehead (1 review written)

My wife won't be without her bioflow bracelet and is getting a new one for Xmas as the old one is becoming distressed from constant use. She suffered with terrible pains in her wrist for some time and we got a Bioflow Duo bracelet as a last resort after all else failed, and she has been problem free for some years now. I also posses one now with the onset of old age and aching joints. A demonstration on daytime TV is the thing that swung it for us, as I was never convinced about magnets and… Read Full Review

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Fredjones54's Response to rjwhitehead's Review

Written on: 29/12/2013

If this is true submit your results to a scientific journal so bio flow can win a noble prize

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“My mum was helped from her diabetic and neuropathy...”

Written on: 23/12/2009

My mum was helped from her diabetic and neuropathy problems, myself from digestive problems and my sister from severe headaches… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/12/2013

If this is true submit your results to a scientific journal so bio flow can win a noble prize

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“I have worn a Ecoflow Bioflow since 1998, I originally...”

Written on: 19/04/2009 by Danti (2 reviews written)

I have worn a Ecoflow Bioflow since 1998, I originally bought it for my Dad, put it on the side as you come through the door, I saw it every morning as it waited to be taken over at the end of the week to him, as I was in considerable pain myself with artheritis that had started in my knee and slowly taking away my mobility, I put it on, thinking put your money where your mouth is, as it was I quickly bought him another one as no way were I going to take it off again ... ever, I have my life… Read Full Review

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“Good guarantees and keep your reciept!!!! in case you...”

Written on: 23/03/2008

Good guarantees and keep your reciept!!!! in case you break it,you never know, you can replace it, if your under guarantee, plus upto 50 percent off for customer loyalty and so on,go on try it… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/12/2013

If this is true submit your results to a scientific journal so bio flow can win a noble prize

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“I have used Bioflow for years, and recently my old...”

Written on: 17/08/2007 by sjjackson (1 review written)

I have used Bioflow for years, and recently my old bracelet broke. I had a few days without it and really noticed a difference in my knee - very stiff and painful. Within a few hours of wearing my new one I could feel it improving. Two days later I have much better mobility in the joint, and it is much more comfortable again… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/12/2013

If this is true submit your results to a scientific journal so bio flow can win a noble prize

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“For some time I had arthritis in my fingers. This...”

Written on: 03/08/2006 by pengegon (1 review written)

For some time I had arthritis in my fingers. This caused pain and stiffness and was steadily getting worse, to the extent that I believed it could cripple my hands in a year or so. Though extremely sceptical, I thought that the £50 price of a Bioflow 'Duet' bracelet would be money well spent if it eased the pain and stiffness even a little, and if it didn't work there was a money-back guarantee. So I purchased one. Within 2 days of putting it on I could feel a positive difference, and now… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/12/2013

If this is true submit your results to a scientific journal so bio flow can win a noble prize

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Kay2605's reply to Fredjones54's Comment

Written on: 21/08/2014

Noble or Nobel?

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“When you get the Ecoflow Bioflow and you've got...”

Written on: 11/11/2005 by davidinnotts (2 reviews written)

When you get the Ecoflow Bioflow and you've got another kind of magnetic bracelet, you can spot the difference right away. It's VERY much more powerful, and has a thing they call CRP which changes the magnetic field from North to South very fast, so they work like the therapy machines in hospitals and physiotherapy clinics.

They say it works through your blood, so you can wear it anywhere where there's a good blood flow (eg, wrist, ankle, neck (on dogs and cats)). It can take a while to… Read Full Review

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Davidinnotts's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 12/11/2005

PS: the magnets they use are called Neodymium, the best you can buy.
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<br>All decent magnetic therapy should use these magnets, mainly because they're very powerful for the size and because they take ages to lose their magnetism - I found 5% decrease in power per 20 years quoted on one magnet maker's site. Cheap bracelets lose their power in a year or two.
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<br>The Bioflow and an American brand called Norstar are the only makers I've found that use the large Neodymium magnets that do the job, and the Bioflow is the only one with the hospital-type flux changing feature.

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Fredjones54's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 29/12/2013

If this is true submit your results to a scientific journal so bio flow can win a noble prize

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Davidinnotts's reply to Fredjones54's Comment

Written on: 29/12/2013

It's done - and described below, Fred. Although, as usual, the researchers wouldn't say that there is rock solid certainty that this major trial shows that Bioflow works, the stats show 98% certainty that the effect is WAY beyond placebo, and that a second trial would give broadly similar results. One arthritis specialist GP commented to me that these results are better than trial results of most drugs used for arthritic pain.

More trials are needed, of course, but who will fund them? Not drug companies, for sure. Not the maker - they'd be accused of bias, whatever the outcome. Maybe it will have to be a charity again - this one was commissioned by the UK's Arthritis Research Campaign, who put those leaflets in hospital outpatients for us all. It cost them £87,000 even with most of the professionals involved giving their time for free. It's a lot of money.

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Davidinnotts's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 19/07/2010

Well spotted, Chorleypie.
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<br/>The report's authors are being cautious. They give a lot more detail of how different people behaved in the report itself. but this conclusion is still true.
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<br/>Until the number of people in a study gets into the thousands, there's still a small possibility that the study's results aren't typical and represent an unusual response. In this case, there's maybe one chance in 30 that the Bioflow's effect on the 67 people is different to its effect on an average person and one chance in several thousand that it's very different. Like an outsider in a horse race winning, even though it tripped and fell at the start.
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<br/>It's also possible that most of the people in the study lied in the interview at the end of their trial. A few always do, but it's VERY unlikely that most of them did. But it's possible, so the authors were cautious.
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<br/>You might have read the half dozen comments that came in from doctors immediately the report was published. Comments like (I'm paraphrasing) "As only a few black people took part, it might not work with black people." As the authors said, this is only a first go, and more trials like this are needed. It's as if these commenting doctors simply didn't want to believe that at last a magnet system for pain relief had been found that worked. All the previous evidence said that magnets were useless, so why should things change now?
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<br/>The answer is, get up to date! Bioflow is unique. Like the hospital equipment it's based on, it WORKS! This trial is good enough to show that the chance that Bioflow isn't effective is very small, and you really have to want to believe very strongly that it ought to be the same rubbish as other magnetic bracelets, to deny what's obvous in the report, like those head-in-the-sands doctors.
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<br/>In the end, what matters is - does it work for me? Boiflows come with a 90-day trial, and if it's no help in that time, ask for your money back. That's a practical test for practical people.
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<br/>Hope that helps,
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<br/>David.

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Chorleypie's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 31/12/2009

The BMJ article (http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/329/7480/1450?maxtoshow=&hits=10&hits=10&resultformat=&fulltext=magnet%27%22orexactfulltext=and&searchid=1103324368714_16370&stored_search=&firstindex=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=1) concludes:
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<br/>"Is the effect real?
<br/>Our study has not entirely resolved the extent to which the effect of magnetic bracelets is specific or due to placebo. Blinding did not affect the pattern of results, but the validity of the self reporting of blinding status could be questioned. Although the analysis of per-specification bracelets also suggests a specific effect, the result is only a trend and needs confirmation. Therefore, we cannot be certain whether our data show a specific effect of magnets, a placebo effect, or both."

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Davidinnotts's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 06/02/2008

Hey, wrinkly skin and hair loss! That shows that you were wearing something hard on that spot. It was a Boost Button! You'll get less hair rubbed off if you have another piece of cloth under it, but I wouldn't worry: when you stop using the button, it'll soon go back like the other one.<P><br/><br/>The Boost system is to add extra magnotherapy at the point of pain, but the main job is being done by the CRP unit on a pulse, working through your blood. Any pulse point will do, but inside your wrist is usually most convenient. So you can try not using the Boosts. Keep them handy though - after a while the extra therapeutic effect of the Boost will go, and you may get more pain. Then you'll need to put them back on. But if they make no difference now, they've already done their job. Most users need to Boost as well as a wristband only when the pain is worst. <br/><br/>By the way, a Boost Button works as well as a wristband on your blood, providing it's right on a pulse point. A lot of people can't wear a wristband at work, so they slip one kind of CRP or another into their sock, right over the pulse point on the inside of the ankle. That's as good as on your wrist. The carotid arteries on the side of your neck are even better. Though when I suggest people wear one of our dog collars for best effect, I get some funny looks!<br/><br/>The Bioflow CRP system has never been shown to cause any ill effects, except some initial detoxifying symptoms in a minority of people, as their bodies adapt to it. It's similar to the detox effect from a whole-body massage, and for the same reason: you body becoms more efficient and throws more cell toxins out into the blood for a while, which your kidneys have to remove.<br/><br/>Magnets Do affect a lot of modern equipment, and trial-and-error will show you what not to do. The Bioflow CRP module has a particularly powerful neodymium magnet, so you hae to be careful not to touch it to a credit card magnetic strip, audio or video tape - it will wipe the information on them. Also, don't put it close to a heart pacemaker. Some older types are set with a strong magnetic field, and you don't want to upset that! Still, follow your cardiologist's advice if you have a pacemaker.<br/><br/>But, except for the Boost Buttons, this huge power is only on one side. The back side, away from your skin, has a relatively low magnetic field and is of little therapeutic use. So putting the back side in these places will be far less likely to do damage - it's not much more powerful than a bangle full of ordinary magnets or a big fridge magnet, and they are not proven to be of much use in therapy. <br/><br/>If you want to play, you could try putting a wristband (inside surface) or a Boost button against the screen of any old-type CRT monitor or TV. You'll see the effect on the screen. If it doesn't go away in a minute or two, switch off and on again to get rid of this effect. It's harmless. It can also temporarily stop some watches with second hands, or some older mechanical watches. Again, it won't do any damage, but it will affect the timekeeping till you take it away.<br/><br/>Bioflow is a powerful system, but if you treat it with common sense, you'll have no problems.<br/><br/>David.

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David232's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 05/02/2008

hi
<br/>i am using bioflow wristband since 6 months. then i added BOOST BUTTONS, purchased almost 3 months ago,to be used at the knee joint area where i had an autoscopy (no implants)operation november 2006. these boost buttons helped the circulation, i guess. BUT now after almost 3 months use (daily 10-12 hrs)i see the hair on that area is disapeared and my skin got wrinkled compare top the other leg where iam not using these buttons. my question: is this dangerous to use in a long run and are there any prooven bi-effects of these buutons.
<br/>i used 2 buttons around the knee joint and the wrist band bioflow as usual. should i consider stopping using these buttons? while iam using these boost buttons & wristband i spend some time in my office using computer. is that a hazard for me or the computer?
<br/>in the leaflet boostbuttons it explains under IMPORTANT ADVICE: DO NOT PLACE NEAR, OR NEXT TO, ANY ITEM THAT COULD BE AFFECTED BY A MAGNETIC FIELD SUCH AS AUDIO TAPES, cd, COMPASSES WATCHES ETC
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Davidinnotts's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 19/12/2005

I've just got back from California - lucky me! - so here is some more information following from Bertie's welcome comments.
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<br>Medical test on Bioflow:
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<br>The test mentioned in the review was by a team mostly of GPs in a group of medical practices in SW England. If it wasn't properly conducted, the BMJ (UK's premier medical research publisher) would not have accepted it. You can see all their qualifications, etc. in the BMJ article. The trials took about three years and compared the Bioflow CRP system to a weaker plain magnet typical of those in rival wristbands and to a dummy magnet (a steel washer). The results showed that the Bioflow was substantially more effective in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis in the knee or hip than either the weaker magnet or the dummy. The inclusion of a dummy (called a placebo) is to take account of the 'all in the mind' syndrome, which really does occur - Bertie is right to bring this up. The introduction to the article describes all this. The whole trial was commissioned by the well-respected Arthritis Research Council.
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<br>Magnotherapy must always have worked on some people, or the many folk tales would have been easy to disprove. The problem seems to have been that it didn't usually give measurable results for most people. Modern research and neodymium magnets seem to have completely reversed this in the last 15 years or so, providing these new systems are used rather than the old ones found in most magnetic bangles.
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<br>There have been many hundreds of trials conducted on magnotherapy, and until about 15 years ago, results ranged from mixed to positively dubious. Bertie will have read some of these. I have a collection of abstracts from the medical databases, and they show a steady progress in the medical research over the years, leading to the development of reliable electromagnotherapy equipment for hospitals in the late 1980s. There is now a mature commercial market in equipment for doctors and physios to choose from, with several brands showing provable results for a wide range of conditions.
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<br>To give you some idea of current reliability, sports medicine forums don't now discuss whether electromagnotherapy in clinics is of any use - they discuss what settings on various makers' equipment will give optimum results for a particular condition or injury! This shows that professionals trust this kind of magnotherapy. Most physios I've met are happy to use the equipment if they have it, along with other treatments like massage and infra-red therapy which also have proven effectiveness.
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<br>This is all relevant to the Bioflow, because it was specifically developed to mimic the action of the proven hospital equipment, but as a 'trickle charge' of therapy to be worn permanently, rather than the 'boost charge' of the hospital machines where the treatment takes under an hour. In both cases, the criteria that make the difference from older therapies are (1) very high magnetic flux, much more than almost all wrist bangles, and (2) rapidly changing magnetic flux, in other words, the magnetic pole is swapped between north and south several times a second. This combination is the medically proven system, and as a wrist magnet it is unique to Ecoflow's Bioflow CRP unit because the inventor patented it.
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<br>How does this compare with conventional medicine? We have a problem in the UK, because most people regard using drugs as free treatment under the Health Service. The true cost of the drugs is ignored, and so, usually, is the NHS Prescription Charge because so many people do not pay it. Taking the drug cost into account, halving the drugs bill for a typical arthritis sufferer could pay for a Bioflow in a few months - and the Bioflow only has to be bought once if it is not abused. Even if you regard the drugs as free, over a couple of years the saving on Prescription Charges would pay for a Bioflow.
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<br>Apart from the cost, though, drug use has a significant drawback - side effects. I don't need to go into this, because it's a major topic of conversation for most pill-takers It's enough to say that a key reason for people in pain to try Bioflow at all is the side-effects of their drugs. Most Bioflow users can cut down their drug regime (or eliminate it altogether in less cases) and they regard this as one key benefit - irrespective of cost.
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<br>With nearly two million sold, the only side effect reported by using Bioflow is a 'detoxification effect' similar to that from having a whole-body massage. It can range from slight nausea to a 'hangover', to muscular cramps to 'flu-like symptoms (though this last is very rare). It's caused by a sudden flow of toxins into the bloodstream as the Bioflow improves the body's ability to remove them from each cell, and rarely lasts more than a few days from first use. It can be alleviated by wearing the wristband for only a few hours a day until the symptoms die away. Most people get no symptoms at all, probably because they follow the maker's (and doctors'!) advice to drink plenty of fluids and avoid stimulants like caffeine and alcohol for a few days so that the kidneys can cope with the extra toxin removal.
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<br>Trials on simple magnets still take place, but the only certified positive results I've heard of are for leg ulcers suffered by the bedridden. (Maybe someone can direct me to the medical trial results for other conditions?) A lot of District Nurses have done verified research binding simple low-power magnets of several makes into the dressings over ulcers, and the magnetic field has been shown to accelerate healing by a useful amount. This does, by the way, kill the old wives' tale that using magnetic therapy directly on an open wound is dangerous - quite the opposite!

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Bertie's Response to davidinnotts's Review

Written on: 16/11/2005

'Medical tests show they work'.
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<br>Who conducted the tests and what are their qualifications?
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<br>The only tests I've read on the magnetic therapy stuff conclude that any supposed benefits are all in the mind - so to speak.
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<br>Nevertheless, it seems to work for some suggestible people but the tragedy is that conventional medicine could probably do it better and at much less cost.

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“I did not believe a magnet could possibly help me and...”

Written on: 26/09/2005 by plawrie (1 review written)

I did not believe a magnet could possibly help me and bought an Ecoflow Bioflow only on the promise of a money back guarantee. I was pleased to feel a benefit in my knees within a couple of days, not a cure but reduced pain especially on stairs. It took a month for the real benefit to kick in. The spondylitis in my neck which had troubled me increasingly, despite prescription drugs, osteopaths, physiotherapists etc, went - just like that. I got virtually full movement back in my neck and 30… Read Full Review

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“I use a Bioflow bracelet, which cost around £50 and...”

Written on: 01/04/2005 by suzied (1 review written)

I use a Bioflow bracelet, which cost around £50 and has been well worth the money. I had high blood pressure, back pain and suffered from chronic fatigue. Within a week I felt more energetic and within a month my back pain disappeared and by 2 months my blood pressure has regulated so I have been discharged from hospital no longer needing tablets.It has also greatly improved my husbands back pain and sciatica. I would recommend these magnetic bracelets to anyone in pain.
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207006_Clairebioflow's Response to suzied's Review

Written on: 20/08/2005

I am an Independant distributor for Ecoflow who manufacture Bioflow products, the products are no cheaper on the internet all bracelet types range from £30 - £100 as there are many types from wristband to bracelet types. Do not be put off with face to face distributors because they are all the same price with the same 90 day guarantee

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Guest's Response to suzied's Review

Written on: 11/08/2011

Re the response about all distributors charging the same this is total rubbish! I paid £60, reduced from £65, a month ago from a Bioflow distributor show stand. I now see the same product for as little as under £45, so shop around and ignore the response from Claire.
That said, I do recommend the product.

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Coolcat's Response to suzied's Review

Written on: 23/08/2005

Thanks Susied for your review. I had not heard about this but after reading your review and some others I thought I would check out a few websites and the one you recommended did work out to be the cheapest, so I have ordered one.
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<br>I am on various different medication including strong painkillers, and I am fed-up popping pills, so can't wait to receive this and hopes it works. I will let you know what happens.
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<br>Thanks again for your great review and for sharing your thoughts on this - it really is appreciated.

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Magnetic's Response to suzied's Review

Written on: 23/08/2005

They certainly DO work - I wouldn't be without mine.

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207006_Clairebioflow's Response to suzied's Review

Written on: 20/08/2005

As a ecoflow distributor i can only agree with the results, they have made remarkable results to me, my family and horses

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Ecoflow Bioflow

“I use a black Bioflow wristband which is a bit like a...”

Written on: 14/11/2004 by Janner48 (1 review written)

I use a black Bioflow wristband which is a bit like a watch to look at. Quality is very good and there are lots of designs and colours to suit all ages and tastes, some are in the form of fashion jewelry.

Mine has definitely helped reduce my aches and pains and it's definitely not in the mind! Also a friend with arthritis tried one (borrowed to try) and started getting relief within a few hours - she bought one the next day and has a more comfortable life since; in fact she has bought a… Read Full Review

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Davidinnotts's Response to Janner48's Review

Written on: 13/11/2005

A note about pacemakers and magnetic bracelets:
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<br>Older pacemakers are sensitive to magnets because magnetism is used to make the pacemaker's settings. So the consultant will naturally advise you to keep away from magnets as a precaution, because accidentally putting a strongish magnet against your chest over the pacemaker could change the settings. However, the magnet WOULD have to be fairly strong to affect the pacemaker.
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<br>Consultants are wisely cautious - you'd want them to be! So the basic advice is still to avoid any magnets getting close to the pacemaker. This can lead to you being told to have nothing magnetic on your person or in the house if you can avoid it. I think they go on the principle that most people can't easily judge whether an magnet is strong enough to be dangerous - a fair point. So fridge magnets, electric mixers, any loudspeaker or telephone might be banned because they contain magnets. Yes, some have gone this far!
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<br>Hospitals are now very much into risk assessment, ie, is the effect on your life of taking a small or large risk worth the benefits. Training in this is now spreading right across the health service. However, this needs careful assessment and a judgement, which takes time, consultation of the patient and a written record.
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<br>Many consultants are busy, they're maybe trained only the old way and only seeing things from their own speciality's viewpoint. They might say, "I can't advise you to take the slightest risk, even a vanishingly small risk, whatever the effect on your quality of life in other ways." They really mean, "I don't want to find you sueing me, so I'll say no to everything, whatever the effect on the quality of your life."
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<br>Those trained in Risk Assessment will look at the risk, compare the wider effects and make an informed judgment - but although their numbers are growing, they are few at the moment.
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<br>Two examples: I had a minor (now corrected) heart problem and was told not to fly to the 'States in case of problems. I took a second opinion from a cardiologist who was the Risk Assessment Officer for his hospital, and not only did he say, "You've made the same trip twice recently and it's a small risk anyway, so go ahead, knowing the situation", but he also wrote me an open letter giving this assessment, so my medical insurance was valid. What a difference in attitude!
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<br>The second case is a friend who got DVT on a flight from Australia, where the Bioflow he was wearing may well have saved his life by improving the blood supply through the partly blocked blood vessels. But when he got to hospital, the cardiologist ordered him to take it off, as well as stopping the pain-killers he also used for his arthritis. The man's attitude was, "I'm the only one who can prescribe for you now you're on my ward, and I'll only treat the vascular problems as I'm not qualified to treat arthritis." So my friend had two weeks of bad arthritic pain and no pleading could change the doctor's mind. This is the kind of attitude you need to look out for.
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<br>Now, how does this all relate to pacemakers? The Bioflow CRP magnets direct almost all the power into your wrist, so the outside of the bracelet is only slightly magnetic. So the big risk - of putting the wrist with the bracelet against your pacemaker accidentally - is a far smaller problem than it would be with other makers' bracelets (unless they're puny weak!). In any case, most modern pacemakers are designed to go through an MRI scanner which is a lot more powerful than these magnets, so Bioflows should give no trouble to modern pacemakers.
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<br>So what if you don't want to give up the undoubted benefits of a Bioflow? The obvious answer is to ask your cardiologist, after explaining (and preferably demonstrating) Bioflow's small external field. Risk-assessment trained consultants will be sympathetic and give you a fair hearing.

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Davidinnotts's Response to Janner48's Review

Written on: 19/12/2005

Reply to hedleylester1 about Bioflow fields.
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<br>Thank you for the good idea about using a CRT tube for magnetic field tests.
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<br>I've been using this test for a couple of years:
<br>Take a UK copper coin minted since 1990 (that's most of them). It has 10% of iron in it, so it will be attracted to a magnet. Hold it against the outer face of a Bioflow and pull it off; note the weak magnetic flux. Hold it against the inner face (towards the wrist) and pull it off; note the MUCH greater flux. This test works reliably on every Bioflow I've ever encountered (over 500), of all designs. (The exception was one unit of the 1995 non-water-resistant original type, which was a mass of rust! It was replaced for half price under Ecoflow's Customer Loyalty scheme.) It's possible, though unlikely, that hedleylester1 has a defective unit - I've only ever met one.
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<br>The reason for the result is that the patented Bioflow CRP unit consists of a very high flux neodymium disc magnet set in, but not touching, a steel cup which surrounds the south pole and the rim but leaves the north pole exposed. The north pole faces your wrist and the cup (like a 'keeper') folds the south pole around the powerful north pole into a ring of rather less flux. This leaves very little flux on the back of the unit. The medical trial published by the BMJ in December 2004 and quoted in Reviewcentre review 176272 includes a diagram showing the CRP unit's magnetic field as they tested it. The Bioflow's design allows blood flowing past the CRP unit to be subjected to high and alternating flux and is responsible for the Bioflow being able to mimic the successful electromagnotherapy equipment used in hospitals.
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<br>I noted when I replicated hedleylester1's CRT test on my Compaq 22" monitor that although the two faces of the Bioflow gave colour bending at similar distances, the intensity of the colour patches was much higher for the inner face of the Bioflow. I'd guess that it's the ring south pole that's doing most of the work, rather than the very powerful core north pole which is responsible for the patch intensity. The same south pole ring would also be the strongest influence when the back of the unit is used, as the magnetic field from it extends all round the unit parallel to the face.
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<br>I can't explain hedleylester1's results with staples, except that the conflict of north and south poles on the inner face probably influences the result. Maybe he/she can now work it out, knowing how the CRP unit is constructed. By the way, the distance of about 2 cm is enough to penetrate the wrist to its centre. Blood in vessels near the surface of the wrist would receive a much higher magnetic flux as well as the flux-changing effect of moving past different poles rapidly, and it's this that makes the Bioflow so effective.
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<br>The coin test is a clear indication to any cardiologist of the weak external field of the Bioflow wristbands and it has enabled several pacemaker users who already had a Bioflow to safely continue to receive its therapeutic benefits while not incurring risk from a pacemaker malfunction.

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Hedleylester1's Response to Janner48's Review

Written on: 06/12/2005

I would have to register some slight disagreement with davidinnotts who wrote on 13th Nov 2005,
<br>"The Bioflow CRP magnets direct almost all the power into your wrist, so the outside of the bracelet is only slightly magnetic."
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<br>I have been trialing a Bioflow for a little over a week - wearing it almost continually night and day.
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<br>One easy way of seeing fairly graphically the effects of a magnetic field is to bring the source close to a CRT screen (e.g. a television, but a computer monitor - not an LCD screen - is better because it is easier to engineer a fairly constant white area). Because the electrons which are being attracted from the "electron gun" at the rear of the vacuum tube to the very positively charged screen at the front, in order to form the picture, being electrically charged and in motion, are moved sideways by the magnetic field.
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<br>If I take off my Bioflow and move it with the 'outside' towards my computer screen, it must be between 3.5 - 3.7 cm away from the screen before I can notice any change in the colour of the picture. (On one side of the magnet, the picture begins to go blue, on the other, pink. If you try this out you may find that some ‘permanent’ tints appear to have been caused on the screen. Don’t worry. If you switch the screen off when you go to bed, the tints will disappear by the morning.)
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<br>Offering the Bioflow, 'inside' towards the screen it has to come between 4.2 and 4.5 cm from the screen before I can notice any change.
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<br>Taking the means of these extremes, the difference between the noticeable effect distances is 4.25 - 3.6 = 0.65 or 15%.
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<br>Another easy test of magnetic strength is, how far above a staple does the magnet have to be in order to pick up the staple?
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<br>The 'outside' of my Bioflow has to come between 1.8 and 2.2 cm above my reference staple in order to pick it up, the 'inside', between 2.2 and 2.5 cm. The difference here is 2.35 - 2.0 = 0.35 or, again, around 15%.
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<br>Because magnetic field strength does not fall away linearly with distance we cannot deduce that the field strength right next to the source on the outside is only 15% less than that on the inside, but there is not such a huge difference between the fields generated on the inside and the outside.

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