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  1. Maggie Smith

    Just bought you a chai!

    It’s a thank you for snapping me back to my senses with questions of science, and maybe just some common sense, regarding the Kailo pain device.

    Pain is a great motivator. It makes one desperate after a while. So, in spite of my skepticism, I was seriously considering purchasing the device in hopes that there really was “new” technology for relieving the back and hip pain I have been suffering for over three years. After all, like the testimonials on the crowdfunding and Kailo web sites, I have tried just about everything else to alleviate my pain.

    Then, I found the link to your comments/responses at the bottom of nerdtechy’s review of the device (which seems, in retrospect, an awful lot like a paid product placement). And, I was saved…from my self!

    After reviewing and appreciating your questions asked and answers provided, just like that, #poof#, their marketing spell was broken. Glad I found your page.

    Thank you.

    • admin

      Dear Maggie,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, and also for your kind gesture. At first after seeing your comment I had a lot of joy, realising that this post might have helped one less person get ripped off.

      At the same time I am also reminded that like many I know, you probably have long-term pains, and it is disappointing that currently there is no magic bullet that I have to offer in alternative.

      I wish you well, and hope that science can continue to advance and help us to discover real lasting options for pain relief.

      God bless,
      Sam

  2. Lesley Kissin

    I backed Kailo. But being the sceptic that I am, I gave it to others around me who were suffering pain to experiment with, not myself. Out of eight people, one who had just had a major shoulder operation, another passing a kidney stone, another with crippling menstrual pains, everybody except one person was relieved. So just having cracked a rib, I decided it was my time to have a go. Cracked ribs are supposed to take between 3 and 6 weeks for the pain to die down. I’m in my 9th day and the difference is amazing. So in my opinion, if you are in serious pain, you’ll try anything. If it doesn’t work for you, send it back but at least see if it helps, just because anything is worth a try.

    • admin

      Hi Lesley, thanks for sharing your experiences, and I am of course always glad if someone has found a solution for their pain. The problem is – you’ve proved nothing, and you certainly have not proven that it is not a placebo effect. Lets imagine, if you did the same thing with a regular playing card, and everybody had the same response, would you start selling playing cards for $119 as “healing pads”? There is zero evidence that Kailo actually does anything at all, and the claims that Kailo make are farcical and unsubstantiated.

      if you are in serious pain, you’ll try anything…

      I agree, and that makes people vulnerable to being suckered.

      ..because anything is worth a try.

      Here, I completely disagree.

      I understand just how desperate people may be to find pain relief – but this is exactly the psychology that Kailo is preying on. Show their fantasy claims to any doctor, and see what they say. If my article has not convinced you 100% that the “science” they claim is bogus, then just ask yourself as the devils advocate: if this really worked, then:
      (a) why does it clearly not work for everybody
      (b) why hasn’t it spread like wildfire?
      (c) Why is my blog one of the less than 10 websites on the entire internet that have mentioned it?
      (d) Why are there no scientific studies published (credible or otherwise!)
      (e) Why did nCap license to Kailo, when nCap already tried to launch the exact same fake scam product and only sold $15,000 of nCap pain relief pads?

      An ounce of skepticism will be better than a pound of Kailo snake oil sheets.

  3. I work in this kind of tech. Im not working in Kailo.
    -Yes, there are studies
    -Yes, this is all known by science Long ago
    -Yes, it works but every body and pain is different

    why that stupid explanation?
    1.They try to protect their technology
    2.They try to sell a product, not giving physics lessons.

    About placebo
    .For placebo to work you need to believe it works, if you are negative about something you get negative placebo. So before stating “is placebo” you need to messure people “state of believe” first.
    In any case, if something seems to work and you dont know why, science needs to make experiments and not just fall into the easy lazy non-answer, “that is placebo”. Science starts with “i dont know how it works, LETS FIND OUT” if you are a ego driven being that need to look like you know everything, then you know SHIT…

    • admin (the "Kailo Kritic" haha)

      Not sure why you think I am “ego driven”? I’m more justice-driven.

      I’m actually very willing to be proved wrong, and I enjoy a robust discussion based on the facts. For this case, it would be better for everybody if I was wrong. It would be amazing if Kailo really worked, and it was something I could recommend to many people. But I feel strongly compelled to call out SCAMS when I see them and no-one else is! Kailo’s runaway success has not once been questioned, so I felt that someone had to do it?

      Would you care to provide a link to a single scientific study showing a similar product or method as Kailo actually working (i.e. not just placebo effect)? Needs to be something that doesn’t require power to run, and doesn’t need to touch the skin – those are the claims that Kailo makes.

      I’m glad that you acknowledge that their explanations are “stupid”. I have issues with your other points though:

      1. Patents protect technology, and Kailo claims to be protected by patents. On Kailo they print “PATENT PROTECTED”, but they have not printed the patent numbers on the product like other patent protected products typically do. NCAP does have patents – but they are only about antenna technology, and not pain relief. I could clone Kailo tomorrow and as long as I give it a different name (Kailo name is trademarked) they could not do a thing.

      2. Right, and making false claims can land you in a lot of hot water under consumer deception laws. Plus, giving false explanations is not a good look. Reveal one lie, and you know the person is a liar. Change my mind.

      Regarding Placebo, technically, you do NOT need to believe something works or doesn’t work for a Placebo effect to occur. Even the simple act of mentally focusing on a body region to see if you can feel pain, can influence pain levels – this is a technique often used in body scan meditation that some people fine helps. There’s lots of other ways that placebo effect could be triggered too, by stimuli (e.g. sticking something on your skin) or even the absence of stimuli (e.g. sitting very very still).

      I don’t think you’re familiar with the scientific method – it requires a falsifiable hypothesis that can be scientifically tested. Until Kailo gives us a hypothesis that can be tested (that I could replicate and test without buying a Kailo), or, if they offer independent double-blind clinical trial results, then I’m pretty free to call them snake oil. 🙂

      I don’t own a Kailo, and I don’t plan to give them a cent of my money. The purpose of this article is to clearly show that their claims of about how Kailo works do not hold water!

      Best,
      Sam

      • j

        -No one have to prove you wrong, you do.
        -Question is different than denial without knowledge.
        -I do have the studies(mant), i dont going to show them.
        -Copy the tech, everybody does.Patent dont protect, is the money spent in lawsuits.
        -Consumers, as you do, know nothing about physics, full explantion just going to confuse them more.People buy by heart, not by logic.
        I did not say the explanation was false, just not explained with exact science terms.
        -Placebo can be positive and negative…for sure.
        -You already have your hypothesis, prove your self wrong.Copy the patent, make the experiment.

        I repeat, they are the competente, and i know exactly what they do, and i dont want to help them. BUT… the truth is it may work in many cases, for sure not all of them.
        They should say it…but public just dont care, and even more, they dont want to know.

        • admin

          I could easily copy Kailo. I work in a material science lab and analysis of materials is what we do. I would not be sued as there is nothing against copying technology that has not been patented. Copyright protects creative works, patents protect inventions.

          > Consumers, as you do, know nothing about physics, a full explanation is just going to confuse them more. People buy by their heart, not by logic.

          That is true, which is why as a material scientist, I thought I should add some of my opinion for any people who care if the Kailo science claims are bogus or not, from a scientific perspective. People are easily fooled by snake oil products.

          > I did not say the explanation was false, just not explained with exact science terms.

          Ok, well, I’d love to say “teach me” but you have already said you won’t share your secrets 🙂

          > Copy the patent, make the experiment.

          There is no patent for Kailo pain relief! That is my point of my article!

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