My 'pendant' for skepticism is being tested
I try to keep an open mind about most things, but I must admit, when it comes magnetic, copper or ion bracelets and pendants, I’ve been more than a little skeptical. Still, it doesn’t take long to find plenty of folks who disagree with you, and most of them – many of them golfers – aren’t being paid for their endorsement.
Recently, the nice folks at Q-Link offered to perform an electronic acupuncture test (I think that’s what it was) on me to determine how much one of their pendants would help. The test measures a series of wellness characteristics, including circulation, stress and allergies. Then, they test you while wearing the Q-Link SRT pendant, which has Sympatheic Resonance Technology from a “copper induction coil and resonating crystalline embedded with life-supporting frequencies.” The results: My levels without the pendant were in the acute stage, which isn’t good. My levels with the pendant were marginally better, if at all, which also isn’t good. They were looking for a five-point improvement in those areas. The best I could muster was two. In other words, I need to review my life insurance.
I got to thinking that if this is a hoax, surely the test would have shown more improvement with the pendant, right?
In any event, I was told that maybe I just needed to wear it longer. Some people are like that. Or perhaps my levels are so bad that I need a pendant and a bracelet at the same time.
Regardless, what have I got to lose? I’ve been suffering from elbow tendonitis for a couple of years now, and that’s not good for your golf game. Several people, whom I respect, have told me that their elbow pain disappeared after wearing Q-Link, so why not? Even if it is a placebo, if it works, it works.
In the meantime, I’ll wear it for a while and see what happens.
|« One for the little guys: Pavin is a solid pick to lead Ryder Cup team||Restoration of Phoenix's Papago Golf Course doesn't disappoint »|