Do those Phiten titanium necklaces actually enhance athletic ability and promote healing?

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Can Phiten necklaces make you win a baseball game? Is voodoo real?
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By | Posted October 6, 2008
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With baseball heading toward the World Series and the NFL just getting started, not a day goes by without a televised sporting event. And people watching those games may notice an odd fashion accessory: the Phiten titanium necklace. The necklaces are sported most prominently by Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks, Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees and Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox, who believe that they enhance their physical and mental abilities. And they probably do, but more for psychological than physiological reasons.

In 1982 Yoshihiro Hirata, an alternative medicine practitioner, founded Phiten, the company that sells his titanium-infused products. The necklaces first gained prominence in Japan, where they are still popular with athletes. According to the company, the necklaces and bracelets work by stabilizing the electric flow that nerves use to communicate actions to the body. “All of the messages in your body travel through electricity, so if you’re tired or just pitched nine innings, the electricity isn’t flowing as smoothly as it can,” said Joe Furuhata, a Phiten spokesman. “Our products smooth out those signals.”

While many sports stars believe the necklaces give them luck, not everyone is convinced. Many doctors and scientists say there is no scientific evidence supporting Phiten’s theory. “There’s no science and physiology,” said Dr. Orrin Sherman, chief of sports medicine at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. “There’s just no way the chemical structure of the body can be influenced by magnets that small. It’s all superstitions with no scientific basis.”

Sherman noted that when people interact with magnets far more powerful than the Phiten necklaces, like the magnets in a CT (computerized tomography) scan machine, for instance, they do not report any of the effects pitchers and quarterbacks say they receive from the necklace.But while the physiology behind the necklaces doesn’t hold up to scientific scrutiny, that doesn’t mean they do not help. Athletes are a superstitious lot. From Craig Biggio, who did not wash his batting helmet for an entire season, to Wade Boggs, who would only eat chicken before games, athletes love all manners of hokum and voodoo. If the players think they are getting an advantage from the necklace and that gives them increased confidence, then they do in fact get a positive boost from the product. “You’ve gotta believe in placebo effect,” said Sherman.

So maybe science shouldn’t stop Hideki Okajima of the Boston Red Sox from wearing three necklaces whenever he takes the mound. Sure, the necklaces don’t actually alter the electric flow in the body, but as any player who has stopped shaving during the playoffs can attest, when you’re winning, you don’t want to change a thing.

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  1. Phiten products do actually have scientific evidence to support the claims. The product does not use magnets, instead it ises an ionized titanium product that emits low level ionized radiation.

    Studies have shown that the Phiten technology actually reduces the firing potential of pain neurons in the brain.

    Studies have been done on animals and plants that have shown real results beyond a placebo effect. I would add that animals can not feel a pyscological effect of wearing a product. Before writing something off on a science blog I would do a little research on the actual product rather than citing false information.

    Austin, October 19, 2008 at 9:57 pm
  2. Austin,
    Ridiculous ‘healing’ products are launched every day and some gain traction with the less intelligent end of the population. Please do us all the great favor of citing (that means listing the source of) the scientific evidence that you claim exists.
    If scientific evidence that proved even the most minute (that means small) benefit for the Phiten Necklace, then the marketing gurus for Phiten would be advertising it everywhere to appeal to the intelligent folks in the world. This would dramatically increase their sales.

    By the way, if there is evidence that plants benefit from being around titanium, how is that relevant? Plants also thrive in a carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere that causes brain damage in humans…perhaps you were sitting next to one of these plants during the carbon dioxide experiment??

    Casey at the bat, October 20, 2008 at 9:50 am
  3. can u (austin) or anyone tell post up the link containing the scientific evidence if possible?
    thanks

    lola, October 20, 2008 at 6:36 pm
  4. Casey and lola,

    I don’t intend to put down your intelligence in anyway and I don’t know your educational background, but even if Austin did post the scientific evidence behind Phiten’s technology, I doubt you would really understand it. Lab tests and results normally aren’t meant for the general public to comprehend.

    As an average sports fan, when I see professional players endorse/wear products like Phiten, I give it a try with an objective view. Let’s not knock Phiten even before you step on the field with one on.

    George, October 22, 2008 at 8:31 pm
  5. I was skeptical of these necklaces at first and regardless if its a placebo effect or not, millions on people are wearing Phiten necklaces which has to say something. http://www.GoPhiten.com has cheap phiten.

    Phiten, November 4, 2008 at 10:55 am
  6. Hey Lola, I found some info that you asked for above go to http://www.easybackpainrelief.com/evidence.cfm

    for evidence on Phiten. It shows thermal body scans etc. Hope this helps. Buy from http://www.GoPhiten.com

    Phiten, November 4, 2008 at 10:57 am
  7. Oh, please. The healing power of necklaces? My son’s baseball team recently became obsessed with these, and a rep from a Phiten store came to a practice to hawk them. To “prove” they work, she had folks place palms together and then stretch one palm backwards, so we would feel how tight our lower inner arm felt. Then she applied a round patch about the size of a nickel “right where it hurt the most.” We then repeated the stretch test. Whaddayaknow! Not as much pain! A quick two stretches to the other lower arm showed (sans patch) showed the other arm also felt better on the second stretch. That’s what stretching does!Yes, scientific tests are full of mumbo-jumbo that we mere mortals can’t understand, but real ones start out with an abstract, sort of a synopsis, that we CAN understand. I’d love to see an abstract to a genuine study of the Power Of Necklaces.

    Charlie, November 10, 2008 at 4:17 pm
  8. I agree with the sentiment of this article but I take issue with a person who posts on a science blog but talks about the large magnets that people are exposed to in CT. CT uses radiation to produce images not magnets. I believe you would want to talk about the large magnetic fields that people are exposed to in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to attempt to prove your point.

    Colin, January 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm
  9. yea i was skeptical at first when i heard about phiten… but when they came out with Phiten MLB i had to get one. My wife also has bought a tornado necklace and hasn’t had a sore neck since. If your thinking about getting one these guys are pretty reasonable Phiten. As far as a review of the necklaces, your either a believer or you are not. Look at the rediculous ammounts of money that people drop on expensive titanium jewelry

    phitenpower?, January 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm
  10. “Studies have shown that the Phiten technology actually reduces the firing potential of pain neurons in the brain.”

    First of all Austin, there is no such thing as a pain neuron… there are only 1. sensory neurons 2. motor neurons 3. interneurons
    Pain is caused by the rapid firing off of these neurons…

    josh, February 15, 2009 at 9:26 am
  11. I do not sell, endorse or I do not want to convince anyone to get one… I am talking from my own personal experience… On my left shoulder and when I make a certain movement, I had a sharp pain, I had it for months, and I could not exercise (Gym) with that arm. While travelling overseas, I went to a mall, and entered a store that was selling this necklace; the sales rep told me to give it a try, in less than a week’s time the pain has faded and I feel better overall… I do not know if it is/was a coincidence or not, but I still wear it and believe in it. I do not care what Casey, Charlie or the author of this article say… It works for me and that is what matters…

    Rob, February 26, 2009 at 5:58 am
  12. My 10 yr old son recently asked for a phiton necklace, mostly for the cool factor because he is a baseball player and a huge fan. For the past 4 years he has suffered from severe migraine headaches ranging from 2 to 4 per month. When he gets the headaches he takes immitrex nasal spray and that usually stops it. We purchased a phiton necklace about 2 months ago and he wears it everyday and since then he has not had one headache.. I am a skeptic but in this case at least for now I believe. I would love to see Phiton do a study with people that have routine migraine headaches and see if there is any truth or real healing power to them.. All I know is my 10 yr old son is thankful. I will keep u posted..

    Rick nc believes, March 6, 2009 at 7:53 pm
  13. Im 15 years old and i play high school baseball, and i am very much into lifting weights. I have recently been wearing a copper braclet to relieve some of the aches and pains from lifting. The phiten necklaces are becoming more and more popular among my baseball team and lifting buddies so i borrowed one from them and my elbows and knees increasingly quit aching. I was sold so i ordered a yankees one.

    JT, March 30, 2009 at 9:12 am
  14. To George and Austin:

    I’m not a member of the general public; I’m a scientist with a graduate degree. If you have studies, put your money where your mouth is and post them. Until then, I remain skeptical of anecdotal evidence and pseudo-science, so I doubt the necklaces will work for me.

    J., April 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm
  15. w/ my experince of phitens they work really well i do agree that it is all mental but it still akes me perfomr better when i first got the bracelet i went 9 for 9 all day while scoring 9 for 9 times out of 2 games

    i think people should stop dissing them cause they do work as long as u believe in them

    pablo, April 23, 2009 at 9:31 am
  16. “Studies have shown that the Phiten technology actually reduces the firing potential of pain neurons in the brain.”

    should actually have read …

    “Studies have shown that the Phiten technology actually reduces the firing potential of any neurons in the brain.

    id10ts, May 3, 2009 at 9:43 am
  17. I’ve had this piercing pain on my left shoulder for years already (at least 5 years). I would get a massage once a week, shiatsu or thai massage to relieve the pain. They cost a fortune! I was introduced to Phiten by my cousin who sold me a bracelet a couple of months ago. I immediately felt some relief. However, two days after, my left shoulder started to ache again. I went to a Phiten shop and bought a necklace. The pain was gone in an hour. I’m still wearing the necklace, and still no pains, so far. It’s been 3 months, and I haven’t gone for a massage again! Phiten has saved me a lot of money! I’ve also been sleeping so well since I got the Phiten products!

    Hanna, May 5, 2009 at 10:33 am
  18. Lola dont be a prick by publicly or in other terms, cyber bully Austin. He was only stating what he believed. No need to make fun by acting like he is two years old with your little parentheses jokes

    Phiten( Is for looks), May 7, 2009 at 3:23 am
  19. I’ve never heard of these titanium bracelets but I do recall a man named Edgar Cayce who lived in the first half of the twentieth century who mentioned something about keeping a small piece of carbon based Iron in your pocket or somewhere near your body to stay healthy.It had something to do with the fact that we are carbon based lifeforms.It also has something to do with the frequency vibrations of carbon based Iron’s magnetic properties.

    SAL, May 31, 2009 at 5:58 pm
  20. SOME MUSHROOMS CAN CONVERT TOXINS INTO NON TOXIC MATERIAL

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22mushrooms+that+convert+toxic+material%22&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

    SAL, May 31, 2009 at 6:57 pm
  21. well i just went to a mall today with my father and step mother, and i was positive the whole thing was a hoax they did the tests and i almost laughed at them but then when they put the patches on my back where one of my vertebrea is slightly out of place ( serious pain most of the day) in about 10 min i already felt more relaxed, im still not positive that this thing works and it may just be a placebo effect but if i can go this whole next week without much back pain like i usually do then this really does work, i also got the necklace and i felt my shoulders and neck relax too, i usually am stiff there because im a breakdancer and i do a lot of headspins and i usually dont warm up well but yeah…we will see what happens this week after i dance and see if any of this really works, so far so good on the back and neck…i also have a bracelet, i dont usually believe in any of these things, but if its makin my back feel relaxed when its usually in spazam then….well thats amazing! ill repost next week with updates !

    justtried, June 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm
  22. Here’s my testimony, for anyone who cares to read it :) I’ve not heard or read anything about this product before when I stood outside the shop. I was having this recurring back ache and a headache.They did the usual demo and sale pitch,frankly I was skeptical.How could a piece of string cure my headache? However I was curious as I played softball in college,and seeing those endorsements from the MLB player, I decide to try one.Put it on immediately and my headache was gone by the time I stepped out. Now I’m thinking it could be due to retail therapy :)

    Zoomer, June 9, 2009 at 4:18 am
  23. These things are a joke. They don’t work. There is no proof of any enhanced abilities. I seen all of the Korean team members during the WBC wearing these. I laughed.

    DJ Taka is BALD, June 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm
  24. For those who shares their experiences just to somehow give a little proof of this “wonder” necklace, you all are such great persons. Why? Because you give comments based on your personal experiences.

    Not so sure for those who keep on commenting without even trying it at least.

    I’m not a scientist nor a genius guy but somehow, i know when to react with basis.
    Right now, I’m just about to try this product… I’ll share to you next time my own “experiences”.

    J, June 16, 2009 at 8:09 am
  25. I bought an 18″ Phiten Titanium necklace one week ago to date. I have had nerve associated pain in my left shoulder for years. The product did not curb any of the pain, did not give me energy, did not make me happier, did not help a stiff neck, did not make me cycle faster, did not make me tired less quickly and did not give me an extra mental edge. I wish it had have worked but I’ll be returning it for a refund. I still think there could be something out there that could help in any one of these areas. If a necklace of radioactive material can kill you, there should be the opposite of that somewhere. Hopefully someone will find it. As far as Phiten necklaces are concerned, it’s just a necklace. The wraps could do something but I have never tried them. In their case I would give them a try as well. It’s a different principle, but silver in a wrap inhibits bacterial growth. So who knows that Phiten’s wraps could do for you, you’d have to try them.

    Lion, June 19, 2009 at 8:09 pm
  26. Lola could hardly bully Austin when they don’t know how to use capitals or puncuation. A ? after a request and not a question, plus the u instead of you.

    Nice post Austin, Lola, your an idiot, this is a discussion for people to share their “experiences” with this product. If you are looking for factual scientific data in this environment you have shown what an idiot you are.

    I have used a phiten necklace since a major shoulder seperation and rotator cuff repair.
    I am well ahead of my Dr.’s prediciotn for recovery and he is researching the necklace based on my recovery.

    No scientific data, just my experience shared with others to take for what it’s worth.

    Scott, June 29, 2009 at 8:47 am
  27. I had a prediciotn once too. It was that I would make a total ass of myself on the internet. See it never came true.

    dudleydoright, July 6, 2009 at 10:58 pm
  28. OMG, I have used this and instantly I feel much better, my back pain has stopped and my migraines also! When used in conjunction with my healing crystals I feel energetic and ready for anything :).
    From my personal experiences it is really really good. And you cant deny personal experiences because humans are not able to be wrong and infallible. Curse you science and your stupid studies – what have you done for the world? We, the people are right and you are conspiring against us!
    But even the science supports us, there have been studies with an outstanding test sample of 10 people and are indeed true.
    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7144589.html?query=phild&stemming=on

    IBelieve!, July 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  29. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44686&page=15

    Tablas Recoup wearables, which are coated with 17-micron palladium, are assembled in amelio-sterile conditions. The fractal ceramic inners are super-heated and super-cooled 38 times in a Barzionic retro-furnace.

    During this extremely complex hyop-hyper-thermal process, the wearables are rapidly swung through pressurized chambers containing 277 bio-enzymes in gaseous form. These repeatedly-applied molecular-level coats give the wearables their proven super-healing properties.

    At the core are the sealed biomasses – these include gingerbread extract, topolactyl carbon, flourinated hydrazine, quasi-pilorial succinylcholine and common vitriol sheathed in an argon envelope.

    I suggest you get one of these for the amazing health benefits that accrue within minutes of wearing it.

    I don’t know if you noticed it… but, at the 2009 India Open, both Taufik and Pi Hongyan were wearing Tablas Recoup necklaces. (Those who lost were wearing Phiten!) It’s no surprise that TH and PH won the titles without too much trouble

    Tablas Recoup is better, July 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm
  30. Let me start by agreeing with you Scott, uber punctuation is needed for bullying – especially when the bullying is just politely asking for some evidence.
    But Tablas Recoup does work better than the lame titanium in Phiten. Phiten’s “Phild Processing”, bah! This processing is inferior to hyop-hyper-thermal processing of Tablas Recoup. The Tablas Recoup sounds so much more complicated and therefore I think it’s better. Tablas Recoup > Phiten

    Ha Yung Dee, July 17, 2009 at 9:33 pm
  31. have been posted by the same child

    These previous 3, July 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm
  32. Phiten works! I bought a necklace after researching for ages and reading loads of test results and testimonials. Since buying a Phiten necklace the following positive effects have happened to me: I got a huge increase at work, I met the woman of my dreams, turns out that she has a Phiten necklace too, I got a 6 pack and muscles in places that I never had before, I can now jump 3 metres high and run 37 kmh. I then woke up and made a sandwich and banana shake.

    ABeliever, July 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm
  33. Well, the bottom line is, these things cost less than $10 bucks online. I’ve seen some on ebay for about $7. If you are curious, try it. If it doesn’t work..so what?? You blew less than $10. Why is everybody being so knitpicky? Oh, and DJ Taka, you may have laughed when the Korean WBC baseball team was wearing them but I don’t think any other team was when they made it to the finals and nearly one the final game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Not bad for a country where professional baseball only started in 1982.

    Jason, July 26, 2009 at 2:34 am
  34. This totaly works! I had a baseball game right before i bought and i was throwing 40 mph ( there was a radr gun). Then next game when i was wearing it in was throwing 173 mph with a wicked curve and hitting bombs that would make barry bonds look like a little 10 year old white boy hit them!

    Tommy, July 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm
  35. i am 14 years old and i bought a phiten necklace out of the curiosity if it worked or not i play baseball year around and i heard josh beckett and joba chamberlin use them and like them i thought i ought to give them a try i bought it and put it on my right elbow always is sore from pitching once i put it on it seemed to draw the pain out with in three days their was absoulutley no more pain if you havent tried it and you have pain or soreness i would recomend it and if you havent tried i think you should keep your oppinion to yourself (if negative) why make fun of it if you havent tryed it

    jacob, August 16, 2009 at 1:15 am
  36. I hurt my arm in wrestling season and could not throw a baseball without it hurting. I tried all sorts of stretching and everything else before trying Phiten. My arm hurts just not nearly as bad and not nearly as long. Phiten does not claim to “cure” your pains but they do say they can help and they do… For me. For the people out there trying to convince they work, stop trying. Who cares if they believe if it works for you then let the people who hurt keep hurting.

    It works for me and that’s all that counts.

    And who cares if it’s all in their heads. If it works for them, whether its in your head or blood flows more smoothly, Phiten is doing what they said.

    Believe it will work and it will. Don’t believe it will work and it wont its simple. But there’s no need for this huge thing.

    For the people who are trying to convince others it does not work, who cares if people believe they’re not wasting your money so why do you care if they go out and buy them. It is their money.

    cedric, August 17, 2009 at 12:36 am
  37. i bought one of these because i had a sore arm and nothing seemed to work and so i wore it for a couple of weeks and it did not help with any pain but i did find that i could no longer remember how to use any puncuation at all and my caps key on my keyboard broke so i’m going to keep it cause it save me time when i type now

    Marley, August 28, 2009 at 8:52 am
  38. For almost four hours, today, my neck, shoulders, and back were aching from shifting books. I went to the local Phiten shop and had several pieces of the titanium tape and discs applied to my neck and upper back. Within ten minutes, the pain eased and I felt much better. I bought a necklace also and have been wearing it for the past few hours. My range of motion is good and the tension in my shoulders has lessened significantly. I don’t know the science behind the product. I just know it works. My husband and several friends use Phiten products and are quite happy with the result. Now, so am I.

    Tina, September 4, 2009 at 2:50 am
  39. I tend to be a skeptic when it comes to the alternative medicine angle. That said, I purchased a Phiten necklace a few months ago mostly for the fashion aspect. Prior to wearing this necklace, I would get a couple of stress headaches per week. Since purchasing the necklace, I have only had one headache.

    I am still skeptical and believe that what I am experiencing could be in part due to a placebo effect, but I just purchased another Phiten (I get them very inexpensively) and braided it enough to fit my ankle to see if it helps with frequent pain in my left foot from a break a few years back. Time will tell how this turns out, but if my foot stops hurting, I will probably be the biggest Phiten shill out there.

    Ryan, September 25, 2009 at 8:29 pm
  40. My experience exactly mirrors that of another contributor here. I had a frozen right shoulder for nearly 6 months and resigned myself to living with it. (alternative being steroids, anti inflamatories etc). Whilst at a mall in Singapore (I am UK resident) I saw the Phiten stand and the guy manning the stand kindly slapped some tape in my shoulder and told me to come back later when it felt better. By the time I finished my shop I could feel a difference, I went back and bought some of the tape and a necklace. He told me to keep the tape on for 3 days which I did. Now at the end of the 3 days of tape/necklace I would say my shoulder is 90%. Good enough for me!

    Mike, October 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  41. what do titanium necklaces do? do they get yourr energy up? please answer my question TODAY!!!!

    austin, October 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm
  42. I remember this movie where an elephant needed to hold onto a feather so he could fly. Turns out he didn’t need the feather after all. He just needed to believe he could do it. My 9 year-old son wants a necklace–I’m just looking for a cheaper version. This “feather” will be in his junk drawer in two months and I’d rather not have him spend $30 on it.

    pvf, October 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm
  43. I just ordered one of these so I will report back once I receive it (in about a week) and use it for a little while (2 weeks? more?). I have fairly chronic muscle back pain from an old herniated disc: After about 4 years of pretty serious back pain, the muscles tightened on the left-side of my back, in an attempt to alleviate the pain. Since then, I’ve been lifting heavily to build these muscles up. But, the muscles to still contract on the left side and therefore I’ve got muscle pain (basically because I make an effort to stand straight and this causes stretching, I also purposely stretch to the right throughout the day). I also now weight lift fairly regularly, so I have aches and pains most days as a result (just minor muscle aches for the most part) So, with that, I just wanted to let you all know I’ll report back in 3 weeks to a month and let you know if this is helping. I’ve got no stake in this other than the $33 bucks I spent on the necklace. Hope my report will help!

    Matt, October 17, 2009 at 11:39 pm
  44. I am a windsurfer. suffered from shoulder pain for several months. bought the thing as i was desperate. it seems to work. dont know if is beacuse if the placebo effect or what. but anyone knows if it has any negatives effects? has anyone done any studies on future effects of wearing this thing? so far.. i will sue it very little.

    anna, November 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm
  45. All this proves is that many pro baseball players lack basic critical thinking skills.

    They are highly paid morons, so it’s not like buying a few fake magic necklaces will hurt them.

    PS: Austin, to answer your question: Titanium necklaces do NOTHING at all. I’ve got a Masters in Cell Biology and Anatomy, and I can tell you, this necklace is a total fraud. The baseball players are experiencing something called the “Placebo Effect”. This basically means that because they imagine that the necklace helps them, it helps them. They could do the same thing if they were convinced they had a magic rock, or wristwatch, or whatever…and it would be much cheaper than the necklace.

    Sean, November 4, 2009 at 6:48 am
  46. There is a glaring mistake in the article – a CT Scanner does not use magnets it uses X-Rays. A Magnetic Resonance Imager uses a large magnet. this is a hoax.

    imageMan, November 6, 2009 at 3:01 pm
  47. Josh, don’t be too quick to harp on Austin. I am pretty sure what he was talking about was pain receptors, which do exist. These pain receptors can be blocked by some medications and therapy which cause an analgesic effect. I am still searching for evidence myself. However, I do have a medical background and currently work with a division I college baseball team. The guys that use them tell me that they work and their game has improved. For me, that is pretty good evidence, scientific or not.

    Rayskis, November 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm
  48. My question is, how does the titanium work? The patent cited above discussed above describes the process of dissolving titanium in water by using a supply of hydrogen and oxygen in a high pressure containment tank. What is the chemical composition of the dissolved Ti? Is it an ion? Or will it bond with the oxygen to make TiO2? I ask because a recent UCLA study found TiO2 to cause cancer.

    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/nanoparticles-used-in-common-househould-112679.aspx

    katinthehat, November 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  49. Duh, katinthehat. The cancer cells kill the pain-firing neurons in your brain. That’s how a titanium bracelet works. Try to keep up with us, o.k.?

    Rob, November 24, 2009 at 2:30 am
  50. katinthehat, your post light-weight scared me for a second, until i read this line:

    “Schiestl said the nanoparticles cannot go through the skin”

    so even in worst case scenario, i dont believe thats something to worry about. thanks 4 the 411 anyway tho…..

    SteeZ, November 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm
  51. I am an avid tennis player and I have always had stiffness on the right side of my neck and my right shoulder blade always hurt. I started wearing a phiten necklace and the pain and stiffness virtually disappeared. I took the necklace off just a couple of days ago and both the pain and stiffness returned, when I put the necklace back on I started feeling better immediately.

    I am what you would call a skeptic, if it can’t be proven then it is not true; that is because of my scientific and technical training. I must say it still baffles me that this thing actually works but it has made a believer out of me. It is also a lot cheaper than my chiropractor!!!

    Augustine, December 10, 2009 at 1:05 am
  52. The MANY yea -sayers.almost everyone of them, speak from experience whilst the few nay-sayers….with but 2(?) exceptions dont—-so.sounds good enough for this sheillah—..I will buy and try one.
    where do I get those $7 jobbers?? an old ornery Aussie,,,B

    B, December 10, 2009 at 2:10 am
  53. Years ago it was magnets and then came the copper bracelets and necklaces, and after that came Magna pendants and now we have Titanium. I’m sorry but it’s all the same hype and placebo at work. However, if a placebo or good luck charm gives you the psychological boost to perform even 2% better then hey more power to you. Just don’t spend do much chasing these miracle solutions.

    El Diablito, December 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm
  54. I got one of these a few year’s back from Dick’s as a gift. I asked for it, so it’s not like it was uncalled for. I assumed it wouldn’t work, but wanted to give it a shot. I wasn’t trying to cure anything specific, except maybe to help with occasional neck pain from sleeping funny. After wearing it regularly, I got sick with something like strepp throat, but the culture came back negative and the doctor chalked it up as something else “viral”. A number of days later I formed an abscess in my neck. I was willing to call it a coincidence, and move on. So I put the necklace back on this past fall and started wearing it regularly again. I almost immediately started with feverish episodes that would come and go, with several days in between. During the non-feverish periods I experienced a lot of little respiratory infections and even another “viral” thing in my eyes (was not conjunctivitus). It’s been a truly trying month or two. I’m not claiming the necklace is at fault, but I’m done with it, if for nothing else, than for the bad luck.

    It should be noted that I am severely allergic to metals that contain nickel, so pretty much anything except gold, silver, titanium, but stainless steel somehow bothers me. I wear a titanium watch fine. I wonder if there is somehow some nickel in this necklace. That doesn’t really make a lot of sense regarding my symptoms, but it is interesting nonetheless.

    Just Some Guy, December 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm
  55. I think it works… Well some told me that it will work with some ppl and it wont work with some ppl…not too sure bout that…well i had this sore leg coz i’ve been walking the whole day in shopping centres for 5 days… after i bought and wore it for more than 30 minutes, the pain at my leg had almost gone!! I was amazed… well it is up to u, readers whether to believe it or not… i suggest u to try 1 urself…

    kampua93, December 29, 2009 at 2:06 am
  56. I recently bought a Phiten bracelet hoping it would ease some pain in my right hand from being on the computer too long typing up real estate contracts. I’ve only been wearing it a week, but it seems to be helping me so far.

    Winston Salem Realtor, December 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm
  57. All these anecdotal stories are nice, but some double blind studies showing that this product does anything more than produce a placebo effect would be nice. My guess is that the manufacturer has no interest in doing such studies (or incentive), and the product is harmless enough that no one else will bother.

    Wayne V., January 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm
  58. I’m a high school baseball player and recently our team has had winter camps for varsity players. In the morning before school we have pitching camp and hitting after. Just a few days ago our pitching coach had me throw the ball in a slightly diffrent manner and it caused my shoulder to be sore. I bought a necklace form Dick’s and the pain has already gone. These things work!!

    Jake., January 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm
  59. Hi All,

    I’m from Malaysia & I’m a proud user of Phiten Product. I am currently using the X45 Shingo Limited Edition & the Sports Bracelet.

    At 1st I was very skeptical of the product, cause here in Malaysia the price of the neckless is not cheap! RM 195.00 which is more than my 2 day salary. But when I went to the phiten shop for Weight lifting test, I could immediately feel the results.

    I too am a runner and before I used Phiten my 30KM run took me about 4 hours 30 minutes but now few months later my 30KM is about 3 hour 30+ minutes & that is about 1 hour lesser than my original record.

    On the other side of this story, I often get headache at least 1 time a week & about 4-5 times a month but since I started to use Phiten I only get a headache about once in 2-3 months. Do note that my wife is very thankful to phiten cause now she can rest her hands from massaging my head.

    What I’m trying to say here is that you have to test it out, if you don’t you just won’t know. I’m not sure why I’m trying to convince you all, but it is your lost if you don’t at least try it.

    P/s: My wife now is a Phiten user as well and she loves it.

    Zackery, January 21, 2010 at 3:04 am
  60. let me tell you guys about my experience. like most of you here, at first i was a skeptic. here in the philippines, x30s cost around $60 USD. they’re really not cheap! and if you’re a skeptic, you wont buy one and that’s for sure. good thing the phiten shop here had a sale for 1 day only and i bought my x30 for only $20 USD. prior to wearing this necklace, i’ve had shoulder pains for atleast 3 years. and i have already accepted the fact that there’s nothing i can do anymore to stop the pain. i was wrong. after wearing my x30 necklace for just a day or two, the pain disappeared totally! and again, like most of you here, i just cant explain how this little necklace helped. but what im sure about is that with full honesty, the pain is now gone. i really cant blame those guys saying that this is just a fad bla bla bla and this cant any way help. i was like you before trying out this necklace. if this thing sells cheap in your country, i suggest you try it out first.

    barnie, February 2, 2010 at 12:56 am
  61. I just bought one out of curiosity while i was at Dicks sporting goods,im not that active but i just wanted it to see if it would help some of my aching and soreness.Everyone’s body reacts differently to different treatments, i gotta say it did help a little but of course i could just exercise and it would help much better.All in all the japanese guys who made it do have some experience on how their product reacts otherwise no one would by them,just because pro athletes are wearing them ppl are thinking,oh i should try that.Exactly TRY IT for a little and then see if it works.You cant judge something or make a conclusion if you havent experimented.Also im not a firm believer in asian medicine but they are pretty smart,im asian too and not to sound stereotypical but im pretty sure that little asian guy in the lab spent ALOT of time testing, re-testing till he came to a conclusion it would HELP(keyword).They have similar bracelets in Korea that have 2 balls at the end for similar symptoms and my uncle had one,he said it helped,i dunno about gone FOREVER but it helps.But all in all exercise is the best way to keep in shape,i really dislike ppl who buy these cause big pro athletes are sporting them,i have a black one on right now actually cause my neck and jaw is sore from sleeping in weird positions and its slowly loosening up.Im not bashing anyone,just giving my experience with the product…Damn this comments long hope u guys read it through=)

    Jon, February 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm
  62. I just purchased 3 necklaces based on the testimony of my friend who is a pro golfer with back issues. Although a skeptic, he bought one at a golf expo and now swears by it. I purchased these knowing there was no scientific evidence. I did so on the basis of a friend’s personal experience. I am one of “those people” who believes healing begins in the mind. I believe the necklace has helped everyone who claims it has (for whatever reason). My husband and I have been wearing them only one day and haven’t noticed any changes, but aren’t giving up just yet. We know what we are getting into when we purchase something with and unproven claim. It’s our prerogative. I found this site googling for data. It is amazing how many negative people there are who find it necessary to rant such negative and nasty comments to seemingly nice people taking time to comment on personal experience. Someone should develop a “happy pill” for them! :)

    Lori, February 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm
  63. I am a high school athlete who has just recentely (1 week or so) just bought the Phiten Stars bracelet and the black/white Tribal Necklace.I believe in the Phiten Technology because I run 8 miles a day at a medium/ kinda fast pace and all the time came home to aching schins and headaches on cold days.Ever since i bought Phiten, i havnt had any problem or pain in my athletic high school every day life, even if i do long distance track/marathons/or baseball.I bel;ieve in this necklace and are going to order Phiten’s Tsunami Necklace. (3 phitens combined). :)

    Marlin XC, March 5, 2010 at 9:29 am
  64. I think you all are morons

    JC, March 10, 2010 at 1:31 am
  65. For people who believe it works, it does! For people who don’t believe it works, it doesn’t! There’s simply no science to support any claims regarding phiten at all, so it can only work if you BELIEVE! So, just for fun, I made a little voodoo doll with a phiten necklace and bracelet to represent all the “believers” out there. If the technology seems to stop working… you know why!

    But hey, there’s other technology that we don’t need science to believe in out there. Try probalance, or maybe a lucky rabbit’s foot. If phiten could have only infused a rabbit’s foot with titanium it would have worked (so much luckiness in one location)! Plus, I’d just love to see PETA showing up to protest cruelty to bunnies at various sporting events.

    I figured it out!, March 15, 2010 at 10:54 am
  66. I am in an organic chemistry class and we spent our last class period discussing the claimed chemistry behind these necklaces and found multiple flaws. Many of the processes used to create these are simply chemically IMPOSSIBLE. Do some actual research on how they work and, even with a little chemistry background, you will discover how false these actually are. They are a waste of money.

    MRF, March 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm
  67. Dont buy from ebay they are fakes imitations thats why they dont work

    Dave, March 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm
  68. Colin – thanks for noticing the reference to RADIATION as magnetism. The rest of the article… whatever. But that was ridiculous, thinking that someone might go out looking for a radiation dose thinking they are getting a magnetic dose. Ahhhhh!

    Eric, March 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm
  69. You all need to stop arguing about these stupid necklaces. You all sound like little children who are trying to bring down a company. If you are arguing so much about these stupid necklaces, just try them out.

    don't question thy name, April 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm
  70. yes phiten work any of you who say they dont are stupid I’m a runner and baseball player and 2 days after i got a new one hit a walk off homer that got my team 1st place. So prove me wrong but i say they work.

    white sox boy, May 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm
  71. i use to have a sore penis after jerking off and after i used this necklace it all went away, im so excited, i can masterbate so much more now! =)

    Logan, May 7, 2010 at 9:23 am
  72. Now I have never used one of these products and I’m not claiming to be some sort of expert on them, I’m just simply asking a question. For everyone who insists on demanding lab results from elaborate experiments why is that the only resource you’ll use to dis/prove the abilities of this product? I’ve always found that tests preformed “on the field” always hold more water then ones done on paper…

    I would also like to state I do agree that tests in laboratories are valid and serve as a competent source of information. I’m just trying to remind people to think freely and without limitation.

    Luna, May 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm
  73. I picked up cycling about 6 months ago. Since then every weekend I have been riding at least 150km. And a lot of them are hill climbs. This has caused my bicep tendon on my right knee to be inflamed and with minor tear. Each time this happens I will be out for at least 2 weeks and fully on meds from the sports clinic.

    Recently, my fellow cyclist introduced me to Phiten products. Not the necklace but the knee strap with has the titan microbs. I have been strapping the straps onto my knee everyday and only removing it for showers. Since then I have not been having the sharp pains on my tendon anymore. And I don’t even need meds nor painkillers. I am not sure how it works but with it I have been able to continue my trainings with no problems.

    So it is up to you to believe or not.

    Terence, May 10, 2010 at 1:01 am
  74. you do know you can gain and loose ions by touching something metal (grounded) or by walking on a carpet right?

    Me, May 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm
  75. Lola, you lost me after “low level ionized radiation.” LOL

    physic, May 17, 2010 at 11:51 am
  76. it´s a grate placeboo…

    FIGHTIN’ OVER PHITEN

    Reader Gary Heayes, in Tokyo, Japan, informs us of the latest in nonsense on those shores:

    I thought I’d drop you a line about a “new” quack product being marketed widely in Japan right now. The scientific marvel in question is the Phiten necklace. It is a fabric-covered PVC rubber cord that apparently contains powdered titanium. The purported effects of wearing the necklace are increased energy, better blood flow, reduced muscle pain, and supple joints. The product is advertised on national TV, and the company runs a large number of stores selling the necklaces and titanium impregnated underwear, t-shirts, gels, creams and plasters. Many famous Japanese sports persons, including the entire Japanese Olympic volleyball team, wear the products. It’s also being endorsed by major sports personalities (eg Randy Johnson) in the US. The US website is http://www.phitenusa.com/index.asp. The necklaces sell for about $40.

    The Phiten stores use an interesting “test” to convince potential buyers. In an idle moment I went into one of the shops and let the staff demonstrate the miracle to me. They have a brown paper carrier bag that contains a brick shaped object wrapped up in newspaper and tape. They ask you to stand, extend your arm and lift the bag from a chair. You then put the bag down, and they drape the necklace across your arm and ask you to lift the bag again. It’s supposed to be easier with the necklace on your body. Three of my Japanese work colleagues were so impressed by this that they bought the necklaces and eagerly repeated the demonstration around the office.
    Randi comments: This is the old “Applied Kinesiology” scam, for which Gary has a rather good explanation:

    I have an idea why this “test” might appear to work. When a person tries to pick up an object the brain makes a rough guess as to how much strength it’s going to require. With an unknown object wrapped in paper, we have no idea how much it’s going to weigh. The Phiten brick is actually quite heavy, and most people are likely to underestimate the effort required. The test with the necklace draped over the arm is always the second attempt, by which time our brain has recalculated and knows exactly how much effort is required. Hence it seems much easier to lift.
    I also let the Phiten staff smear “titanium” gel on my neck and shoulders since I had bad neck pain that day. The shop assistant was rather startled when I reported that the pain hadn’t instantly gone away. She stuck some titanium stickers on me and told me to give it more time. Well, that didn’t work either. The whole thing is just a modern reworking of the familiar magnetism quackery, which incidentally also has a large following here in Japan. Interestingly, a chain of discount stores is now selling a knockoff non-branded rubber necklace that contains not only titanium but also powdered tourmaline (Why? For the negative ions, of course!) at 100 yen (about 90 cents). Just goes to show what the markup on Phiten necklaces must be.

    Thanks for all your valuable work and your fascinating website. It’s good to know there are people out there battling the forces of ignorance and hogwash.

    The apparent success of “Applied Kinesiology” goes further than this, however. When I get the time, I’ll tell you about my first encounter with this nonsense, back in New Jersey, about 1973….

    Junk science abounds on the Phiten website. For example:

    Phiten proprietary technology, PTi (patent pending), results in an aqueous solution of titanium that is considered insoluble in water. Our most popular series of products employ fibers deeply impregnated with aqueous titanium solution to help relax your muscles.
    A lie, plain and simple. Titanium is a very hard, corrosion-resistant, silvery metal, atomic number 22, insoluble in water — no matter what these idiots claim. Oh, but don’t doubt that they’ll get a patent on their “proprietary technology.” It doesn’t have to actually work, to get a patent; it just has to sound good to the clerks at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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    Sergio, May 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm
  77. Science should be looked at with an open mind. Even the top scientists admit they do not know everything and are often proven wrong. That’s what makes science, trial and error.
    What is bothering me is people here are being called stupid because they found something that helped them. If a placebo works, is it really a placebo? Check your research, medical science is starting to accept that placebos are actually working. Our minds are incredible and can do more than anyone can imagine. Have an open one, and don’t be cruel to your fellow humans.

    Laura, May 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm
  78. Does the “radiation” produced cause cancer or anything crazy like that?

    Jessica, June 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm
  79. I was skeptical of Phiten at first until I put one on! It was truly amazing the difference I felt. I felt so good that I decided to eat the necklace. If it does such good things on the outside it should really do wonderful things on the inside! Now after a major surgery to remove the necklace from my small intestine I can recommend that you keep it on the outside. I won’t ever try to eat another necklace again. Maybe a bracelet but not a necklace.

    Tommy G., June 9, 2010 at 10:24 am
  80. Recently my father bought a necklace and put it on. He woke up with a severe headach stating he thought his head was going to explode. Has anyone experienced that affect or has heard of any info on negative affects of using the necklace? Maybe because of pre-exising medical conditions or a certain type of medication being used?

    judy r, June 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm
  81. Boston will win over Lakers tonight!!!
    Does that sound more skeptical than this Phiten thing????
    Beat LA.

    celtic, June 17, 2010 at 8:01 am
  82. Lakers win

    hahaha, June 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm
  83. Ok so my boyfriend just gave me a Phiten necklace and I love it :) I didn’t know they existed untill he got a job ad a Hibbett Sports sales man and he got him one. I love it and I have felt better since I put it on! I know that their is always going to be people out there who don’t believe things work the way they have been said to work but the people who believe it works…well…just let them be :) I believe it works and I will not say otherwis! People shouldn’t put other peoples oppions done :) every one has one and everyone may not agree with everyone so get over it because…well thats just called life :) I have no idea about the facts and studies about these necklaces but I have one, its purple which is my favorite color, the love of my life bought it for me, and I have honestly felt better since he put it on me :) if you pick to believe it or not…don’t put down others for likng a product that you may not like :)

    Hannah :), June 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm
  84. I used to be in constant back pain. from Mid day to the end of the day due to the type of work I do. When I first purchased this product I thought well lets give it a try. 1st day I have to admit pain was still there but at least 20% to 30% better. and by the end of the week, with out even thinking about it. I was pain free. it has been almost 1 year, and I don’t have any problem with my back.

    Nico, June 27, 2010 at 8:33 am
  85. Okay, i recently bought this necklace from the phiten shop. before i bought this product i was infected with AIDS, genital herpes, and lung cancer, because i was a heavy smoker. after wearing this product for about seven days, my herpes was gone! after another day, it cured my aids! a week later my lung cancer vanished and i no longer had the urge to smoke 4 packs of cigarettes a day! even this morning i opened up my front door and there was one hundred thousand canadian dollars sitting on my porch! i definetly reccomend this product, but on the downside, it doesnt ease my shoulder pain

    rocko, June 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm
  86. this dosent work its all in ur head

    rock, July 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm
  87. My favorite quote “I’ve got a Masters in Cell Biology and Anatomy” OK so your point is what? What science knows right now at this moment says it does not work. Big surprise, Science is always changing, and the next “new discovery” always seems to negate the last one. Eggs are good…no they are bad….no just the yolk is bad, so eat the white…Ok wait we were wrong, it is all good….. Science is an on going journey into the unknown. It is no surprise to find out that leeches don’t cure sickness (not counting circulation use), although science said they used to, Mercury can make you sick, and asbestos will cause cancer. Science at one time endorsed all of it…and it was FACT because they have a masters in….whatever, so they are right! You name it, what science said was a fact at one time, all too often turns out to be wrong. My point? Just because you think you KNOW something today, does not mean it will hold true for tomorrow. That nifty piece of paper on the wall, while impressive, does not make anyone 100% right. AS for these bracelets, and stuff. Put one on, if it works keep it, if it does not throw it out. Until you do, you don’t KNOW jack. Radiation does not work on all types cancer for everyone….does that mean that we should call it a farce and quit using it? Oh I know you can SEE the cancer go away. Huh, here is a thought use that degree to come up with a way to image pain, then apply this contraption, and see if there is a decrease. Use that masters degree!

    so your point is...., July 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm
  88. I just had to chime in here. I got one of these necklaces for my wife. I made sure that I got one that was too small for her neck size. When she puts it on it only takes about FIVE MINUTES for her to pass out and I FEEL MUCH BETTER.

    Jim, July 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm
  89. No one is wrong here – Obviously, if you have used this product and it has done something for you, then you find it effective and beneficial. That does not mean, however, that it has proven benefits for every person that uses it.

    To the educated individuals – I agree with you, I want scientific proof. I want a double-blind study done to see if there are any sound physical benefits (separate from mental influences).

    To Laura – A placebo is a placebo if it does not alter the physical body, but the individual feels effects due to the power of suggestion.

    I tried to find any credible scientific evidence, and was unable to find any studies or journals on the subject. What a lot of people here are failing to recognize is that not everyone wants to try it to see if it works, and if it doesn’t work for everyone, then the benefits must be a product of suggestion. No, science is not always correct, but the scientific method of testing for the effectiveness of a product does work, which is why we want to see a real study.

    As far as I can see, the general consensus is that the phiten product has some effect on most people. Scientifically speaking, my background in Physiology and Neuroscience tells me that there is a high likelihood that phiten has no effect on the body in a purely physical sense. I do however, believe that it does create a highly effective placebo effect for many people, which might make it worth 25 bucks.

    Don't be so mean, July 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm
  90. To all those who don’t believe, this is my testimonial:
    I bought a phiten baseball series from china. It’s known to be fake as it was only being sold at 25 cents. Guess what? My penis was enlarged!!! from a limited length of 3 inches, it became 8 inches. Considering that the one I used is a fake, how much more if it had been an authentic original one.
    I love phiten!!!!!

    ABdul DYakol, July 26, 2010 at 4:02 am
  91. You know, I sell Phiten products. Our company is actually their largest distributor. I have seen more cases then I can count of these products actually working in people lives to relieve pain and discomfort that some have had for many years. These things work. Give them a shot, you may be surprised yourself.

    Tommy Mayo
    1-888-478-0880
    tommym@imsetc.com

    Tommy, July 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm
  92. Okay, i’m not saying I used my Phiten correctly or that others should try this, but i fashioned mine into a snug little ‘ring’ to fit a certain ‘member’ of my anatomy and I can’t believe the results! My member is huuuuge now, and he can ‘run a marathon’ all night long. I’ve tried other rings made of metal or leather and they don’t really do anything, but my Phiten C Ring has given me more length, girth and stamina than I could have ever imagined possible. Thanks Phiten!

    fnkytwn, August 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm
  93. For months now I’ve been trying to figure out what has kept my unicorns from being able to fly. I thought it had something to do with their diet because we’d switched from Lucky Charms to a generic brand they seemed to like just as well. After switching back, they still weren’t flying and I was pissed because I thought I’d been sold a bunch of worthless, lazy unicorns. Out of desperation I picked up a couple of these Phiten necklaces and pieced them together to make a “harness” for and I couldn’t believe the results. Within minutes they were all flying and even seemed to have more energy than ever before. I am a believer in this technology and no one can convince me otherwise, I mean seriously, look how many people buy them, they must be the real deal. Evidently it works on leprechauns too, our little fella was blind before we fitted him with one of these necklaces, it now has 20/20 vision and can even see through walls without corrected lenses.

    Kit, August 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm
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    Hit A Bargain!, August 10, 2010 at 7:42 am
  95. Lets not be skeptical ,u just got to wear one to believe what it can do for u! science are not 100%! science are nothing that great afterall!
    traditional Chinese medicine are used thousands of years. the science could sometimes not even able to figure the content of the herbs.
    but once they do,they will extract them and used its extracts and add a bit here and there and sell for 100s and that is science.
    Chinese needle acupuntures are used for thousand years, the science cant proof anything and it works great for many….. so what is science?

    law, August 18, 2010 at 7:33 am
  96. i had severe neck pain and its all gone when i started to wear a titanium necklace. No more pain….. Yes i am a believer…. But the necklace is not phiten just a regular ti necklace that cost 3 times less and i have no plan to switch to phiten.

    believer, August 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm
  97. In the article it states that “Sherman noted that when people interact with magnets far more powerful than the Phiten necklaces, like the magnets in a CT (computerized tomography) scan machine”. This is incorrect there are no magnets in the CT scanner. CT scanners use x-rays however a MRI units use magnets. I did not read the rest on the article.

    Wendy, August 28, 2010 at 12:29 am
  98. I am 15 yrs old andi run on my highschools cross country team. I have found through wearig a phiten necklace some days and not wearing it other days that for me it works. On the days I wear Itib feel less sore during the run and after the run than on days I don’t wear it. For me it works and I have done through testing on my own.

    Spencer, September 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm
  99. Sorry about the typo’s. I typed this on my iPhone. But it does work for me.

    Spencer, September 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm
  100. from where we can buy it?

    athletic clothing, September 8, 2010 at 5:11 am
  101. do cucumbers taste better pickled?

    D. Chappelle, September 10, 2010 at 8:38 pm
  102. I was always skeptic, but it proved to be working for me. This morning I had a sharp pain on my shoulder (from playing badminton two days in a row :( ). It hurt so much that I couldn’t brush my teeth my right arm. So I thought of this ion wristband that I got. I put it on my wrist and brush my teeth with my left arm. And before I finish brushing my teeth, I could feel wristband is working ‘cos the sharp pain is 80% gone! I was really impressed. (that’s why I googled Phiten and read about how it works, and found article on this page.) It’s really amazing. I think i’m gonna get the phiten necklace too.

    So Cool!, September 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm
  103. I do Cross Country, and I ache in pain, run out of breathe sometimes, and of course, run alot. So, as you know, we run two miles in meets. I didn’t have a Phiten in the beginning, so I always gave up alot. The first day I got mine… BOOM! No need for stopping, I improved… ALOT! Wow… Thank you Yoshihiro Hirata for inventing this amazing device. Even if it’s all in our heads that it works, you really boosted up our self-confidence, thank you:)

    Unknown..., September 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm
  104. ok. So my son plays ice hockey. all his other friends play baseball, so this phiten thing is only told to us by his 12 yr. old friends and moms that swear by it and now he wants one too. My question: are these necklaces for pain or for performance? and are there any phyical side affects that are known that would make it unsafe or unhealthy for my kid to wear it?? somebody..please respond…..

    hockey mom, September 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
  105. I dropped a deuce yesterday and now I feel much better. Thanks Phiten. And thanks Austin, ya douche.

    Gary, September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm
  106. Scientist dont want to believe in anything that they cant prove. So if they say the necklaces dont work, it’s probably because they evolved from monkeys.

    RICK, September 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm
  107. RICK, you sound like a true philosopher and Renaissance man! To heck with those consarned scientists and their high-fallutin’ “knowledge” and “evidence.” Bah, says I! Further says I, if someone with a profit motive says something is true, believe it and open your wallet!

    I sprained my tongue while making out with my neighbor’s wife. It hurt like the dickens and a half! OUCH!! My son has a couple of Phiten necklaces, and I covertly borrowed one and sucked on it all day long at work. In addition to the salt of my offspring’s perspiration, I absolutely detected the flavor or healingness! After my third day of sucking on my son’s Phiten, the pain was gonzo and my tongue took on the strenth of the tongues of four men! I could lick stuff much harder than before, and even managed four tongue push-ups!!

    As for the science, I did a little reading and assuming and determined that Phiten uses a top-secret Eastern technique to imbue their wares with such power. It’s the carbo-choadarian fecalterol immersion that does it . . followed by three months of proto-calcilerium exposure in a hermetically sealed florganic vacuum-chamber. But, heck, I don’t really understand all that. I do understand that I’ve never felt more like making out with my neighbor’s wife!!

    Sloppy Joe, October 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  108. Zackery: Running 30K in 3hrs 30mins doesn’t qualify you as a runner. You should just give it up. A blind man with one leg hopping backwards probably goes faster.

    Or maybe you just need to buy more products. Forget this Phiten rubbish. Strap on a couple of industrial strength magnets and stand on the road shoulder of a busy highway for an instant PB. Hell, I’ll even sell you the magnets myself for a modest 4000% markup.

    Do let me know if you are keen on those magnets.

    frostythesnowman, October 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm
  109. Maganda phiten no! Dun sa mga nagsasabing hindi effective Phiten, mga putang ina kayong mga pokpok kayo!

    Pokpok, October 6, 2010 at 9:26 am
  110. PUTANG INA NYO!! MOTHER FUCKERS!!!

    Pokpok, October 6, 2010 at 9:27 am
  111. I have learned some new stuff about my phiten necklace. Also, I have it all the time and it seems to me like it doesn’t work. I think people only have them for the looks. I have mine on all the time because; it is like my good luck necklace. Still, I don’t see how it helps you at all. Everyone I know has got one and them say it doesn’t do what is says it will do. They just get one for the looks because everyone has one. So what wrong with my necklace if it is not doing what is says it will do? If you could comment back and tell me I would greatly appreciate it.

    Megan, October 6, 2010 at 9:55 am
  112. Evidence or not, scientists have done studies that have proved that the placebo effect has worked on patients with ongoing pain. If you believe the necklace is working for you, awesome. As for the skeptics, don’t be cruel. I may not have a degree in biology (science was never my best subject), but I do have a degree in Marketing and I’ll say this, even scientists and doctors are in the marketing business. Scientists develop the medicines that pharmaceutical companies sell to the doctors who convince you, you need to take. If a pain pill doesn’t work, they give you a stronger one. If this doesn’t work, they have you try that. There’s usually an aid to the symptoms, never really a cure. Colds always come back and cancer typically holds the possibility of going into remission. Even though, as scientists, you mean well by trying to inform everyone that these necklaces don’t work, ultimately, aren’t you in the money making business as well? The only difference is, buying a necklace is optional, avoiding a doctor is not.

    VeryAnnoyed, October 7, 2010 at 2:58 am
  113. (idiots)
    you’re an idiot for correcting. NOBODY cares (: mk? thanks

    Amber, October 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm
  114. I love these things, they at least give a psycological confidence boost if not a provent physical advantage… and hey if you dont believe in them dont buy them.

    Hersh, October 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm
  115. George,

    Yes, regular people can understand scientific studies. All that’s needed is an adequate, thorough study and a little bit of knowledge of statistics. A genuinely interested person is fully capable of coming to an educated decision with modest effort.

    Alan, October 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm
  116. I like how almost all of the people posting favorably for these hack science contraptions consistently misspell simple words, use smilies, and consistently fail to use an uppercase I. Coincidence?

    Alex, October 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm
  117. I’m a 40+ mile a week runner and am training for the NYC Marathon. I wear the necklace because it looks cool, and maybe it will provide some pain relief in my legs from my training. If it works, great, it not, so what?

    Bick, October 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  118. 5.I was skeptical of these necklaces at first and regardless if its a placebo effect or not, millions on people are wearing Phiten necklaces which has to say something. http://www.GoPhiten.com has cheap phiten.

    Phiten, November 4, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Indeed it says something that so many people are wearing these necklaces. It says P.T. Barnum underestimated the frequency at which suckers re born.

    Scott

    Scott Krehan, October 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm
  119. I am i chemistry graduate and the only plausible way i could see the neckless being benificial is by the ions creating a positive magnetic effect(the ion would have to be a cation) that could disrupt the electrical signals leading to the brain (which would be a electron). If you really wanted to test this you could take a thin refridgerator magnet and tape it to the back of your neck. essentially it’d be the same thing and itd be a free way to try it out. Also the magnet would have a stronger effect then the neckless so it should take a shorter time to work. Thats just my theory though.

    James, October 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm
  120. Just having spinal fusion at the end of August, wearing one of the Phiten necklaces has increased the turning radius of my neck along with very little pain. These necklaces were created for a reason and everyone can have their own opinion, but unless you have tried it, don’t knock it.

    Gregorys, October 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm
  121. If it works for people, then great. No more aches or pains. That is evidence enough for the believers out there that it works. For those who do not believe, are still critical, and skeptical, I would suggest to test yourself. Try it out. As far as I see it, there isn’t evidence to disprove the “powers” or science of the phiten necklace or products like it. Disprove it. Don’t mock it.

    Nora, October 31, 2010 at 8:49 pm
  122. Hey, why are all of the BELIEVERS reading all this crap ?? IF you believe, you know it works for you. All the NON-BELIEVERS are crazy for reading all of this TRIPE … if you don’t believe, why do you feel the need to offer your dumb ass comments ??

    Bill, November 8, 2010 at 10:45 am
  123. I came and read because one of my students had one on today and told me it relaxes his muscles. I laughed. I’m still laughing.

    Becky, November 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm
  124. This product could be dangerous. “Radium” is also one of those that could cure something. While Phiten might be able to remove body pains, etc. There is no study of prolong use….

    so we will never know that someday… some people who uses this might develop cancer of the mouth, throat or the neck…… Scary… your jaw might just one day fell off. hehe! If near your ball… you might become sterile… it might remove the pain to the point that you wont have any sensory feeling down there.

    Like alcohol or drugs… if you want to take pain away… this is way better than phiten.

    So.. there should also be a disclaimer like… Use the product at your own risk!

    Sonny, November 10, 2010 at 4:28 am
  125. my friends have phiten necklaces and since they have had them they have been way different. they have acted really relaxedd…sooo they do actually work!

    taylor, November 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm
  126. It’s pseudoscience. Anyone with an ounce of education in physical science knows that a piece of metal with magnets has nothing to do with pain or balance. Save your money and working on strengthening your core muscles. Do some crunches. It doesn’t cost anything and actually works. Ever heard of the placebo effect? That’s all this is. As for why so many people believe it works, people are idiots.

    Kel, November 14, 2010 at 1:25 am
  127. I googled Phiten as I recently found a bracelet that I bought about 5 years ago for a wrist injury I picked up playing football (soccer, to some of you).

    I was at a sports event here in the UK, and there was a Phiten stall. This Chinese person asked (in broken English) where I had an injury, I showed them, and they put this bracelet on my wrist and (I know this sounds odd) but my dodgy wrist kind of clicked into place and instantly felt better! I know this sounds really weird, but that’s how it happened (no I’m not a Phiten salesman!). I bought one and got given a few other things, including Phiten patches and also Phiten liquid (?!?!) but the bracelet is the only thing I used. After that I wouldn’t say this really benefitted me, but I wore it for quite a while and it didn’t do any harm.

    A friend showed me those new Balance Band / Power Band things with the hologram, a friend had a go and did different streches before and after putting the band on and it seemed to work. The ones on eBay seem fake IMO. If you don’t want people to see you are wearing them, you can get a clear one.

    Dan_UK, November 23, 2010 at 7:31 am
  128. idk if these things work or not. i just know that lots of people are getting them so i got one. i just like how they look. i guess if u believe they work then they work but if u don’t believe then it work

    bob sagget, December 6, 2010 at 9:31 pm
  129. I used to get lost sometimes; my Grandmother gave me a St. Christopher medal. I haven gotten lost since. => I believe in St Christopher.

    bcinnyc, December 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm
  130. Furthermore, I think he means MRI, not CT.

    dani, December 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm
  131. Being the average 15 yr. old I really didn’t believe in these things at all but my pal gave me one and I tried to believe the magical necklace would work and I guess trying to believe it would work, made it work haha. It may all be in my head but with it being in my head I do feel better and more relaxed. If you can find a cheap one and think it works it is GREAT for baseball. Just don’t get a white one cuz the other team can cry about it being the color of the ball and make you take it off!!!

    Chad, January 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm
  132. Take NACL and you’ll have an ionic reaction. That’s table salt!!
    Twist any two different metal wites such as copper and aluminum together and you’ll get the same result as titanium.
    Breating in oxygen and exhaling CO2 creats ions. Deep breaitng exercises can help with some physical relief, especially muscle fitigue.
    Some posts said it would hinder neuron firing in the brain. That’s DANGEROUS!!! How would ones neurons know which are good to stop from firing and which aren’t.
    Put your hand on something hot and signals go thru your nerves to the brain, which activate neurons, which in turn create the feedback to move your hand before it gets burned. People are getting burned by spending money on such nonsense.
    Alzheimers is partially due to a decreaee in neural connections caued by plaque buildup.
    I’ve had pain from lower back injuries and failed surgery for over 10 years. I also have chronic regional pain syndrone as well as fibromyalgia. Someone gave me one of the titanium necklaces for Christmas. I have had more pain snce I tried it.
    Some sites claim titanium makes your hair more curly, which means it is stiffer, while others claim it makes your hair softer. Some claim it removes plaque from your teeth. There are many other miracle medical claims for this metal, but no medical proof.
    Save your money and learn to eat healthier and exercise more and you’ll feel better.

    Tim, January 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm
  133. am i saying it works maybe maybe not. I have a bad back and have worn one for the past year and the back pain is less severe. For the people who are talking of science and simple medicine they are just lost. The western world is not the entire world as you so called educated people seem to think. If it is something that can not be explained it is fake come on here. Up until several years ago acupuncture was seen similarly. It had been used in the eastern world for centuries. When introduced to the west doctors laughed at it “how can needles do anything.” HMMMMM but now it is in medical journals and is commonly used to remedy. Do they work who knows but you have to keep an open mind even you so called educated hahaha people. Take an intro level history course on the east or a philosophy class.

    dave, January 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm
  134. Good marketing and famous endorsers is all it takes.

    Dino, January 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm
  135. To the recently graduated scientists.. I am an old science and only your ignorance rules out something you don’t understand.. Until you understand how the body works don’t underestimate things you don’t understand. All science is important especially what you don’t know.. Don’t give scientists a bad name.

    Guru, January 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm
  136. Well Im not sure about Phitens…… Because well radiation Since when have radiation been good???!!!

    Brandon, January 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm
  137. Hey S.F. Giants Fans, players and execs.

    How about dropping Phiten from your promotions ? Those of you who push this crap sound ridiculous and it truly reflects ignorance. Don’t you think we’ve had enough ignorance with 9/11, etc.? Maybe you have a business associate who knows of something honest to promote. This will hurt your sales, including at MLB.com Do the right thing and people will respect you for it. Peace

    InnerMysteries, January 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm
  138. As a 48 year old, I have the usual aches and pains of an ex athlete. I wear a Phiten necklace and one day my knee was aching so I tied it around my knee. Within 10 minutes, my knee pain went away. Be skeptical if you wish but don’t knock it until you try it. I may pull a Favre and come out of retirement!

    SG, January 20, 2011 at 11:46 am
  139. I am 75 and a dyed in the wool skeptic. However I have always said I would try anything once so I bought a $20 necklace on line at a friend’s suggestion. For over 10 years I have been plagued with severe pain in my right shoulder which varied only by degree. I have tried injections, physical theraphy, pills and everything else imaginable. I am a golfer and playing seems to make the pain worse, but I won’t quit my golf so I have to suffer. Anyway I ordered the necklace as I was in severe pain every waking moment. The day the necklace came I took 2 Aleve about 9:00AM, but they didn’t do much to help. In the late afternoon I was watching TV, holding my arm to my stomach, and on the scale of 1-10 I was at a 7. Pure misery. They the UPS guy showed up to deliver the necklace. I put it on immediately and within one hour my pain had diminised by 90%. I have had the necklace for about a week and my pain is still at about the 2 level, which is something I can live with. Is it a placebo effect? I don’t know! But I do know I am almost pain free. So for all of you naysayers, if you haven’t tried it don’t knock it until you do.

    david holleman, January 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm
  140. I had one of those neckleaces as a gift. When I would wear it I would get a lot of energy and I would be horny as all hell im not kidding either. On ther other hand the moment i took it off I would feel like crap. I had to stop wearing it in the end tho because for one i was too horny for my girlfriend lol and i just hated the fact that if i took it off to sleep i would feel like crap while it was off

    cameron, January 25, 2011 at 5:15 am
  141. Whether Phiten technology agrees with “science”, or it is deemed “pseudo-science” or “voodoo”, name calling doesn’t do anything for anyone. If it works, it works. Placebo is a fantastic remedy, as is medicine, nature, and infinite other options.
    This is a fine reflection of Western scientific discourse that so many here are not satisfied without so-called hard evidence and numbers. What would this prove? Still it wouldn’t mean it works for everyone. Science has it’s merits, granted, but it tends to over-look and disqualify everything else. It is a dominant Western paradigm that really shouldn’t be so boistrous, especially as it has lead us to this pitiful global state. I digress… I recently bought some of their products and they work great for me. Say no more.

    Andrew, February 4, 2011 at 7:00 am
  142. This one of the funniest discussion threads I’ve read in a long while. I’m wearing a titanium neck chain and honestly, I’m just loving it. Health benefits or not, titanium is a great looking metal – light, durable, not I love its dark hue.

    One problem about you skeptics out there is that you think ‘modern science’ is the be-all-and-end-all. I believe there is more to this world than just Newtonian physics, modern medicine, freudian psychology etc. As one of the posters wrote above, doctors today still can’t figure out traditional Chinese medical practice … but it works. Some things just can’t be quantified (yet) by modern science.

    So meanwhile I keep an open mind but I’m not expecting a miraculous improvement to my golf swing just because I wear my chain.

    KP, February 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm
  143. I HAVE CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN CAUSED BY LORDOSIS (OVER ARCHED SPINE). I DO PILATES, WEAR A LUMBAR SUPPORT AND APPLY DIFFERENT BRANDS OF LINIMENT TO HELP WITH THE DISCOMFORT. OUT OF CURIOSITY, I ENTERED A PHITEN STORE IN HONG KONG AND WAS GIVEN 2 CIRCLE PHITEN TAPE SAMPLES. KNOWING I WON’T LOSE ANYTHING IF I TRIED, I TAPED IT TO MY LOWER BACK AND COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT IT. MY HUSBAND NOTICED THAT I NEVER COMPLAINED ABOUT ANY BACK PAIN THROUGHOUT THE TRIP. AND THOSE WITH LORDOSIS CAN ATTEST THAT SHOPPING FOR US IS SIMPLY A NIGHTMARE FOR OUR BACKS. I WAS A SKEPTIC, BUT PHITEN WORKS FOR ME!

    eileen taca, February 12, 2011 at 12:18 am
  144. These necklaces are the best things ever made.

    Chas, February 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm
  145. Ok Let Me Get Something Straight they R BS!

    John, February 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm
  146. Years ago I severely sprained my left wrist. A few years later I had a accident with a drill press in a machine shop and really did a good job of messing up my middle finger on the same hand.
    I managed to heal from both of those events but the wrist would ache off and on through out the day and the middle finger would ache every once in a while. They both would really ache when it was about to rain.
    My wife has watched me rub my left wrist almost every day and suggested that I try Phiten to see if it helped. One of her girlfriends suggested it to her as it was helping her husband.
    I’m not a sports fan by any means and hadn’t heard about Phiten before. So I was skeptical to say the least.
    I found one that was fairly discreet and didn’t have all the MLB symbols on it. (X30 Edge) The sales staff let me try it on and see how it worked as we shopped through the store. The weather was changing and promising rain (it really delivered the next day) and my wrist and middle finger were really aching. Within 15 minutes I noticed that the aching had stopped in both my wrist and finger. That ache stays with me all though the rain usually. It has been over a week now and still my wrist and finger have not ached as they normally would do.
    I may return and get a necklace as I had also dislocated my right shoulder a year ago and had neck pain from a car accident years ago. While that pain seems lessened it isn’t totally gone so I’m willing to get the necklace to see if it is totally gone.
    I hadn’t noticed that I’ve gained more energy or super powers :) but the Phiten bracelet has really helped with the pain in my wrist and finger.

    BostLabs, March 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm
  147. I tried one of these but my headaches did NOT go away, my energy levels did NOT increase nor did I feel anything different. After 3 days, 3 hours and 3 min of wearing it though, something AMAZING happened, I realized that I could fly! I am so amazed with my new flying abilities and my super human strength. The secret was to wear it for exactly 3 days, 3 hours and 3 min without showering or getting wet at all and then, flight time!

    SuperMan, March 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm
  148. Why is Eileen yelling? And superman, good for u. And Austin, please refrain from ever again posting on any message board or in any type of forum again. Ever. Thanks. I have one. Idk if it works for real but if I get cancer, alzheimers, or any other crazy crap I’m gonna be pissed. I was glad to hear this heals aids and herpes too. I can’t remember who put that up on the wall but I completely believe that too. I think everybody should get herpes and go buy a phiten necklace to get healed. Or go and buy one first then just have unprotected, unrestrained sex. These necklaces most likely prevent std’s too.

    Jerry, March 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm
  149. Hi all.
    I saw the Phiten necklaces on the pros. Looked cool. Heard they were wearing them because of the claims. I thought there is no way that titanium could help a person with pain. I was having terrible foot pain from plantar faciaitis(sp) at the same time. I work in a machine shop and have access to titanium. So, I cit a piece out and carried it around with me all day for a week. My pain problem completely went away! And I really did not do much to get rid of the PF. Some ice, some strectching. That was not working for me. I belive the titanium helped, one way or another. Placebo effect or not, it worked for me.

    I have cut other pieces for some friends. The one with a more serious problem, neck and knee problems, it did not help. My brother who has messed up discs in his back, it has helped quite a bit. A friend with shoulder and elbow pain, it
    worked great for him. He even thought that if the titanium made contact with his skin, it even worked better. Who knows?

    All I know is the titanium worked for me.

    I know wear a Phiten X30 necklace and also carry a small piece of titanium in my pocket for that extra quantity.

    Good luck all.

    Machinist, March 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm
  150. hello
    first of all, i was skeptical about product necklace. i suffer neck pain many yaers. 4 days week workout makes it more bad, massage and doan’s pain relief did not work. i must tell you of how my idol introduced me to the titanium miracle. one night, while blowing lines with dan marino in the back of runway 84, the hero shared with me the secret of landing the role of “dan marino” in the hit comedy ace ventura pet detective. did you know that he beat out harrison ford and dennis quaid? anyway, he said that the miracles titanium necklace that he wore at the audition improved his acting ability and that it was at the time a trinket a desert storm vet had given him as a gift to wear for good luck. well, dan marino gave me the necklace that night and i was able to snorts coke in the back of runway 84 for more longer than ever.

    fishphan, March 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm
  151. I appreciate all the comments by folks who have actually tried Phiten products.
    I have three comments: 1) There is more scientific evidence showing how titanium works on the body. See it here: http://www.acesportinggear.com/evidence.cfm (it includes references to many scientific papers). 2) Watch out for those super cheap Phitens on EBay and such – there are lots of knockoffs on the market these days. Look for an authorized dealer graphic, like this: http://www.acesportinggear.com/#genuine with a link back to the Phiten website.
    3) I was a total skeptic when a Phiten rep had me try their tape on my back where I’d had ongoing back pain. In 5 minutes the pain was gone.
    Thanks for listening!

    Taj Maya, March 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm
  152. The new Phiten Tornados are supposed to have twice the amount of titanium. I don’t think this really has an effect either way though. From my playing days I can say that any effect is marginal, and mostly a placebo one at that.

    jcp, March 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm
  153. I’m 42 and have been an athlete for most of those years. My wife bought me a titanium ring to replace my wedding ring, before I ever heard of Phiten. Needless to say, I wear the ring everyday. The ring looks great, but I have seen no benefit to pain caused by a minor rotator cuff tear or arthritic pain in my knees. I would have to think my ring has a lot more titanium than a bracelett or necklace. My take on the titanium is: if it works for you, great. If it doesn’t work for you, don’t wear it.

    Ken, March 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm
  154. http://www.aquametal.jp/en/index.php this is the website for those who want to find the research for these phiten products. I had pain in my chest and headaches purhaps caused by tention from stress for a couple years, wearing phiten’s products works.

    kristen, April 4, 2011 at 5:19 am
  155. I wonder if all you geniuses know that ALL medications are placebos and nothing not even a Tylenol can actually cure an ailment. It’s ALL in your head.

    Avie, April 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm
  156. Ok for the people arguing on here if they really work or not. Whether they work for scientific reasons or mental reasons or they dont work at all. Does it really matter? If they personally work for so many people then good for them. I dont know why people are stating they are garbage. Its pretty simple if you dont like them dont wear them if you do good ahead. I plan on buying one just because they look cool and hell if it relaxes me its a bonus. From seeing all the positive experiences it seems like they are doing something.

    Jordan, April 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm
  157. I have tried just about every bracelet or necklace that claims to support athletic performance, health and balance through the use of positive/negative ions, magnets and even hologram chips. I’ve been in the fitness industry for 15 years and it’s my absolute passion to push the envelope with regards to human capabilities and here is what I have come up with.

    There is only ONE hologram bracelet that is even worth anyone’s time and it’s called Chi-Aura CX2. It is absolutely AMAZING for not only me, but anyone else I’ve known who tried it. It improved balance, strength (to a point) flexibility and I would even say focus. The cons…. It only lasted for a short time and then another one was needed. Power Balance was an absolute waste of time and money. Not even worth the time to type about it.

    C Prime….. Probably one of the better looking and more “high end” bracelets was definitely not as much of a jolt as the CX2, but it was a much more even key type of feeling which slowly and gradually got better. In the end it was worth the $75 investment because they last forever and claim to never lose their properties.

    Trion:Z. For an inexpensive piece, it’s definitely worth a try!! This was the ONLY one which actually alleviated the HORRIBLE pain I’ve had for YEARS in my knees from football injuries. Since the first day I put one on I refuse to take it off, but it’s just for that reason. Can’t say it gave me crazy energy or anything like that because it didn’t. But for the feeling of no longer being limited due to pain, it was more than worth it! Would recommend this one without any questions

    I just purchased my first two Phiten products. A titaium Yankees bracelet and also the Tribal Necklace. They definitely LOOK nicer than all the rest, but I cannot say that much about them due to my lack of experience because it’s only been about two days. I have heard that they are excellent, but also that they, like the C Prime, take time to begin to work. I will gladly post my progress with them.

    I don’t work for any of these companies so it doesn’t benefit me one bit if you run out and purchase any of them. Just sharing my experiences in the hopes that it may do something positive. Everyone is different, so the chances of one product doing the exact same thing for two different people may not be there. At the same time…..Unless you’ve experienced any of these products and what they can do for you personally, your opinion is about as useless as any!

    FinaPete, April 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm
  158. It’s a known fact that metals affect the human body. Too much iron will kill your liver, not to mention constipate you. To much injested silver will turn your body blue etc. Does titanium have ionic qualities? Yes. Would those ionic currents affect the body in a vacum, possibly. HOWEVER, we are bombarded daily by ionic/electromagnetic influences way beyond what some powdered titanium produces. So my question is how do minute amounts of an electro active metal produce effects in an electromagnetically super saturated environment. Short answer, it doesn’t. The pain relief reported is real. Pain is a purely subjective encounter, as such it is heavily influenced by the “subject”. Like the saying goes, “If you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right”. Go ahead and join the herd and buy the necklace, bracelet, creams etc. But don’t buy the BS you’re being sold about WHY it works. It works because you decide it works.

    Eat The Sheeple, April 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm
  159. hello i am a 13 year old and around me there has been a lot of the phiten around for sports and looks and i wondered if this thing was all crap or real but i got to reading a lot of these comments just to see your opinion but as i read the most i would remember I’m a 13 year old i hate reading so i wasnt gonna read all of them but anyway when i read the first 40 i thought there are a lot of ignorant people out there and all they wanna do is fight which is stupid there is no reason everyone has there own belief in everything but i still dont know what to believe about the phiten because some people who just wanna fight so if there is anyone who wants to tell a young kid the truth with out fighting i will be getting back to see what you have to say thank you

    jmhouse, April 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm
  160. Contrary to some claims, these “devices” are not just harmless little diversions that one can try and discard when it is discovered they do not work. Unfortunately many who suffer chronic pain are desperate for relief and these snake oil salesmen take their hard earned money and laugh all the way to the bank. Not everyone who buys this junk is rich and I feel sorry for the many low income, ignorant, desperate folks who waste their hard earned money on quackery.

    Rafael, May 17, 2011 at 11:03 am
  161. 1) find someone claim it is working, close their eyes, rotate putting a fake and real thing to the place they said in pain.
    2) ask and record the result.
    3) if it worked, it will work.
    how hard is that to prove it? test before u comment something, its not rocket science, all u need is a person who has been using it.

    kiss, May 30, 2011 at 11:48 am
  162. I coughed out $180 for a Qray Stainless steel bracelet three years ago. i have occasionally left if off for a day or two and pain does not return. However, i find that when i use the bracelet, i can work for 8 hours, then come home and play on computer for two hours, and then paint for two more and my wrists don’t hurt. before i was taking tylenol, applying linaments and avoiding the computer!
    I can only say i don’t know how my Qray works but i feel better and i dont need the explanation why it does. So perhaps these Phiten devices help some people. I think its up to individual experience.

    Karla, May 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm
  163. No one knows how aspirin works, but it does work. If it worksvfor you, it works for you bif not, then not. It’s like religion. Not everyone agrees about the efficacy of prayer. There are people who can “prove” that prayer works. All these negative comments are useless and appear to be the product of congenital cynicism.

    Martin, June 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm
  164. What? Nobody knows how aspirin works? Are you that retarded? One quick search and you can read about it all over the internet. Aspirin inhibits the production of prostaglandins.

    However, that’s beside the point. I bought one of these necklaces because my friend told me it cured his herpes. On the way home, I got into a very traumatic car accident in which my arm was severed in two. Laying there in a pool of blood, I laid the necklace over my arm and it started regenerating! It was amazing! So don’t tell me this doesn’t work. I now have two working arms again. This thing should sell for a lot more than it is.

    Jared, July 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  165. I bought a Phiten and within two weeks my cold was gone! I’m a believer!

    Chicks Dig Skydivers, July 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm
  166. Some of you are being completely stupid about this. I am a skeptic so I bought one of the braided necklaces today at a Military PX in Okinawa, Japan. This is where I’m stationed. I am gonna give it a try and not even think about wearing the necklace. Some of you sound really educated and it is sad to see that college degree you earned has only do one thing for you, and that is boost your ego’s. Some of the reasoning and personal experiences I am reading is complete bullshit. You should find something better to do with your time.

    Travis, July 16, 2011 at 11:26 am
  167. Ok, the only actual piece of scientific evidence I’ve seen that cited reputable sources is the page posted at the beginning, http://www.tornadosportswear.com/evidence.cfm. It has a formidable-looking list of articles cited. Until you actually read the abstracts of those articles.
    Here are my criticisms of the cited sources.
    1- They’re growing neurons on the actual titanium… not having them in a human being in the vicinity of small amounts of titanium.
    They don’t even cite their 2nd and 3rd sources.
    4- It’s rats– and they’re implanting titanium into their limbs…
    5- It’s in a petri dish
    6- Again, very large amounts of titanium and it’s in mice.
    7- Can’t find any evidence that this paper exists…
    8- No evidence of it existing…

    Zeb, September 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm
  168. Nice post zeb, I did the same thing, the research posted by tornado sports wear is misrepresented by tornado sports wear as well as phiten supporters here. Those studies are not useful in supporting the claims of phiten – it’s important to note that phiten doesn’t even attempt to cite those quack research results to support their claims. Tornado SW is in the business to sell gimmicks like phiten’s hoax products….follow the dollar and you’ll find it’s a stupid fad.

    Looka, September 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm
  169. Travis, your post is confusing. Martin, aspirin works by thinning your blood, thus reducing blood pressure. Lower pressure reduces pain where there is inflammation because; blood flows more freely due to increased viscosity and increased flow speeds up healing.

    Looka, September 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm
  170. I see that everyone lists their experiences with this product, but above all…. this has not been approved in the US with the FDA because there is no scientific proof. Instead of arguing about it, research the internet… Peace!

    Marcus, September 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  171. I particularly do not just believe in stuffs like Phiten and its ‘miraculous’ claims. Since I constantly feel fatigue and head and back aches, I gave in when one its shops had 50% off on some weird designs. I wore it that same day and in few hours, I felt better. I have been wearing it everyday and it improves my overall well-being. I know it may sound cruel, but this thing I couldnt go out without. When I forgot to wear it after shower and head to work, I felt stressed and sleepy. I hurriedly wore it and in few minutes, I felt renewed. I couldnt really explain how it did it. Go and try getting their cheapest or on sale and give it a try and check it out yourself.

    edward, October 6, 2011 at 12:05 am
  172. “These things work. There’s scientific proof.”
    -No scientist ever

    Kyle, October 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  173. After seeing countless athletes wearing the necklace and not finding any negative press about them, I ordered one to see for myself. Within 5 minutes of putting it on, I can feel what seems to be an increased blood flow to my head and neck and a mild “blast” of energy. At my age (59), I’ll take anything I can safely get in the energy department.

    At least I’m not too old to give something new a try. I recommend making up your own mind about these and other things on the market.

    Streaker, October 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm
  174. I have been wearing a Phiten X100 necklace for over 2 years and find it does help me relax and keep the stiffness out of my neck. What sold me on the product was the nickel sized patches. We were in Seattle and came across the Phiten store there. I was given a complementary pack of 6 disks. Being involved in sports for most of my life,I’m 52, I have a few aches and pains. I put 3 of the disks on my shoulder, and within 30 minutes I was noticing the fact that I wasn’t noticing my achy shoulder. I went back and purchased an X50 necklace for my wife and I. Of course the only place to get the X100 products is from Japan, but the other products work well too. The bottom line is, if you want them to help, and think they will, chances are they will.

    Tom, October 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  175. A couple of months ago I was bitten by a werewolf. I immediately purchased a Phiton necklace and have worn it continuously since then and have not turned into a werewolf! Just saying the thing works.

    jakc, October 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm
  176. Two months ago I was in a terrible plane crash. The mortician bought a Phiten necklace and, well as you can see I am alive now and able to post ridiculous, unsupported comments on this blog about a product with no scientific backing whatsoever. Thanks Phiten!

    Joe, October 19, 2011 at 8:43 am
  177. I think phitens work and i have been playin sports 20 times better since i got a phiten. I had a batter bating average and more homeruns. It works in football too. also wiehts! so lola stop bein a stupid know it all stick in the mud and go outside and play a sport instead of yapen your mouth and puting others down. IM DONE! GO FALCONS AND BRAVES!

    Chase, October 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm
  178. no offence lola science is cool i love it…. just saying it works and it was mean that u made austin fell stupid….im sorry for cllin u a stick in the mud and stuff

    Chase, October 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm
  179. I think it does not do anything to me i bought it for $300 but i throw it away because it does not do a single thing kentu la

    Adam, October 23, 2011 at 4:21 am
  180. Igh wearing been Phiten for minutes twen twent twenty t-t-t-to now. Me breighn izz popsicle-ing and phizzing… ooh the static. Moo-eee bwane-o! Phiten I will o-bay.

    Joe, October 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm
  181. Don’t waste your money on Phiten, most of the MLB players that wear them are sponsored by Phiten so they are paid to wear them. Instead, get you some magic beans, because they really work.

    Patrick, October 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  182. Coming from a researcher’s point of view, we use statistics to prove a point. If there are more people who have used the product and it works then it should be noted that there is some truth that the product works. If not, the null hypothesis holds true which means the product (Phiten) does not work.

    Most medical products are tested and it does not have to be 100% significant for it to be endorsed. As long as it’s significant at say 95% confidence level. What I’m saying is that there will be cases that a particular product might not work on some people but work on most. So if this Phiten product has a positive effect on more people than negative (not counting those who have bad things to say and have not tried it) significantly, then we can conclude that Phiten products works on most people but not on everybody.

    Looking at a rough count among those who have posted their comments here, we can conclude that Phiten products do work for quite a number of people. For those who did not feel any improvement, it just means that the product did not work on you (like some medicine did not make you feel better).

    I do agree that science is not exact, what we know of science today might be nonsense 100 years ago.

    Robin, December 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm
  183. Are we saying that those who belief in religion are idiots? There is no proof that God exists by scientific methodologies. So don’t be fooled that something has to be proven for it to exist or work. For those who ridiculed Phiten products just because it’s not proven, please be more open minded.

    Can you prove that the sun will rise tomorrow? No.

    Robin, December 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm
  184. I do cycling and hiking that is why I decided to buy a phiten necklace. Placebo effect or not, I believe that this works for me. I can feel the difference…

    engrallandgreatest, December 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm
  185. I admit, with things like this I am skeptical at best and mocking at worst. My husband got one of these necklaces and just raved that he felt better and insisted that I try it. I suffer from headaches that range from mild to migraine, and they are usually a daily thing, plus I have torn the rotator cuff in my left shoulder and have really bad problems with muscle tension in my neck and shoulders due to it. My husband got me one of these, and to humor him, I wore it. No headaches. And over time, the muscles in my neck and shoulders have been getting less and less tense to the point of they don’t bother me. I tried taking the necklace off and I ended up getting a headache. Seeing as how I didn’t think the necklace would work when I starting using it, and it STILL helped, I think that rules out the psychological effect most people claim is the reason it works. Not trying to push it on anyone, but I’ll take the mockery in exchange for the relief it has given me.

    amberleh, December 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm
  186. When I got one I went bowling and did not get tired like I do often and I also got second place out of my family and I am the youngest. I think that these do work I am just saying. And when I took it off and got so tired. I love my necklace.

    Juliana, December 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm
  187. Where is the utility patent to protect this technology? Where are the independent studies? Why do professional athletes need to be paid to wear Phiten? Just asking.

    Douglas Brien, January 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  188. Titanium or not, i am having a migraine and now going into my girlfriend room for sex therapy. It works ever time.

    Sexaddict, January 27, 2012 at 12:46 am
  189. My gf son has bad headaches form time to time and he started wearing one of the titanium necklaces now he eather don’t have any headaches or when he does Thay are less painful so I do believe the necklace do work.

    john, March 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm
  190. these braclets really dont work i know because i have a few of them peopl needs to stop wasting there money

    austin, April 10, 2012 at 10:46 am
  191. I had recently thought these necklaces were a scam, and I never saw the importance that everyone saw in them. Until, the day where I tore my rotator-cuff. I never had experienced that much of repeated excruciating pain. I went to a last resort and my good friend offered me his phiten necklace for the day. I put it on and by 10 – 15 minutes the pain was noticably less. My back muscles were very relaxed, and I felt less stressed. All in all. I do believe.

    Robert, April 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm
  192. The part that I find the most interesting and telling is the fact that the Phiten website does not share any detail on the health benefits of this product. The only comments about health are extremely vague. If a company is either unable to prove the value of their product or does not list the value of a product on their marketing materials, you do have to ask some questions.

    I am not saying the product does not work, but this certainly develops some skepticism. I think the power of the placebo effect can dramatically impact someone’s mindset, which can certainly make a product worth buying, but that does not mean the product works. In addition, the Phiten website suggests that “Phiten is a health and wellness product designed for healthy consumers.” You can read into that comment in many ways based on how they have worded that.

    BC, April 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm
  193. How many of these pro Phiten comments are from the same person or individuals who profit on exploiting on the hopes of others? Sufferers of real pain seek options and spend the little money that they have on scams such as this only to be frustrated yet again. All of the “citations” listed so far are from sites which would benefit the sale of these products. Like those chiropractors who claim to be able to cure everything from herpes to warts, this is exploiting individuals. Companies have a right to sell their wares regardless of how fraudulent they may be, however they should not be allowed to market it as a proven solution since there are no non-bias studies to support their claims.

    James, May 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm
  194. If it works for me why would I need science to prove to me that it does not. Science tells us that we came from monkeys. I still haven’t seen one monkey turn into a human. Nuff said!

    Ben, May 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm
  195. Placebo has a long history of success. If a necklace can bring out the placebo effect without costing you a fortune, why not?

    If you only need to believe something stupid to make you pain free, why not?

    Who is the idiot?

    Alex Lui, May 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  196. Looka,

    In the spirit of sharp shooting I gotta take a shot at you. Aspirin doesn’t thin the blood, it’s what’s called an anticoagulant among other things. This just means the blood doesn’t clot as quickly, leading some the believe the blood is thinned. The same is true for Motrin (Ibuprofen) and other NSAIDs.

    Now on to the subject of titanium, volcano rock, copper magnetized bracelets and magic mud from the blue lagoon. If anyone’s got money to burn go ahead and buy one of these magic talismans. Actually, I think Phiten is running a special right now; if you buy two necklaces they’ll throw in a pair of Boots of Agility for free. Which will come in handy because with your newfound energy and youthful exuberance you’ll need the extra balance these’ll provide you.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not making fun of the people who’ve tried these “remedies” and found relief. If it works for you then keep on keeping on. But just remember, you could get the same effect from wearing an indian horsehair tribraid buffalo biscuit jock strap (even the ladies). The reason no scientific data is provided proving the efficacy of all these magic metal impregnated jewelry accessories is because THERE ISN’T ANY. Not to say it doesn’t work however, because it does. If you don’t feel pain, then you don’t feel pain.

    On a side note, I’m selling coffee impregnated paper airplanes that will provide the exact same results as Phiten necklaces for $5 less!! All you need to do is throw them in each of the four cardinal directions every morning and wait for magic. I promise, something WILL happen.

    Sheeple Are Yummy, May 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm
  197. Please study more about placebo effect, it does work. We always need a mean to bring it out. The magic of placebo is that you may not need to believe to make it work and it always work for some people.

    My point is: which way is more convenient; cost less and work for you personally.

    Some people are suffering from psychosomatic illnesses which are related to stresses and they are clearly related to something in their minds. If anything that can change their minds are their minds.

    Your airplanes may not be durable and cause too much hassles to fly it.

    Alex Lui, May 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm
  198. Do your Study of placebo effect first, please.

    Alex Lui, May 20, 2012 at 6:08 am
  199. Many licensed doctors are using placebos to help patients to relieve their pain.

    Are they liars? Yes.

    Are they helping the patient? Yes.

    Placebo does cause your brain to secrete chemicals to help you feel better and work like a real drug.

    Alex Lui, May 20, 2012 at 6:24 am
  200. I guess I was misunderstood. I agree the “placebo effect” is real and it produces real results, i.e. reduced pain. However, it is accomplished by manipulating your perceptions and expectations NOT dealing with the root cause. Take the psychosomatic stress pain you mentioned, the cause is stress and inadequate coping mechanisms, not the lack of wearing a necklace. My whole point is if you’re going to consciously manipulate your subconscious, at least do it with your eyes open. Because your wallet sure is.

    And by the way you can do it and save $5 along the way…..

    Sheeple Are Yummy, May 22, 2012 at 4:07 am
  201. How do we know there’s any titanium in these things anyway?

    Greg, May 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm
  202. I have prolapsed discs L5-S1, L4-L5. It is now 6 months since the initial injury. For the first month I couldn’t lift my left leg any more than 1cm off the ground. Whilst this slowly improved, I’d say that i regained about 80-90% mobility, the stiffness and excruciating pain remained. The result of conventional treatment, I got stuck with a codeine addiction. I’ve been wearing the stick-on discs and neclace for a week now and didn’t have to take one pain med. Don’t care if its placebo but it works for me.

    Greg, June 8, 2012 at 8:18 am
  203. Its just style to me….. who cares anyway???

    no name, June 21, 2012 at 1:40 am
  204. Its fake.

    no name, June 21, 2012 at 1:41 am
  205. Small bits of content which are explained in details, helps me understand the topic,

    jorden, July 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  206. I used to be short and weak and poor and people walked all over me and women ignored me…i i got my phiten necklace and 3 weeks later im 6’3” just received my second raise in as many weeks, women faint when i walk by, i drive a fancy sports car which was given to me by a complete stranger, and im stronger and faster than ive ever been in my life without even working out! could it be the placebo effect or am i just full of it?

    amused, August 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm
  207. I was amused by amused above.
    Still, i’m planning to try one of these.
    My restrictied neck, throbbing headache, and dizzy feeling like i’m having a fever really put me in the place of rushing into anything that might help.

    liege, August 13, 2012 at 12:54 am
  208. I was a skeptic too. I’m 53 and past my playing prime. But I bought one of these babies and it’s insane. I’m pretty sure I’m heading to the Bigs any day. Thanks, titanium.

    goingpro, August 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm
  209. I wear one of the titanium braclets cause i heard they help for painn and id try anything for all the pain i got. I think we need to keep our opinions to ourselves if we are going to be nasty to someone, i mean , its only a necklace. If it works for some then thats great! If it dont work for others then thats just they way it is. But it is woking for me, for fybromyalgia, tennis elbow, pain from a fracture in my spine, and i have less headaches. So im glad it works for me. I dont care how it works, i just know it does. thank you, Lisa

    Lisa Lewis, August 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  210. im not gonna lie… im the biggest skeptic out there.
    didnt buy a phiten but i did purchase something else.
    i live in korea and those baseball player just gomcrazy for these
    in korea they sell thismthing called lobac-m necklaces made from germanium metal and its actually fda approved. then i bought necklaces that are like phiten but another company called morimota which makes baseball gloves. i wear them both. first i was like… dang i just wanna look like the pros when im playing in my weeknd baseball league… but these seem to work. i tore my labrum few years back and i constantly go thru pain. i dont feel the pain when i wear them. it cant be placebo effect if im skeptical right? either there r cheaper and effective items. phitens are like 130 bucks in korea… too expensive.

    SJ, September 9, 2012 at 9:51 am
  211. to all the skeptics out there, i have a neck problem that is work related, i have lost the natural curve that my neck should have, this causes me headaches daily and neck and shoulder tension as one would imagine. i was ready to buy a necklace when the lady at the store said to me, “i would rather you try the patches first, if they give you relief then come back and buy the necklace”, mind you the patches were free! sure ill try them, and guess what, no headaches no neck pain no migrains! is it possible? even i was shocked as i have tried everything. i still have to visit my chiro monthly, but who cares my aches and pains, and sleepless nights are no longer!!!! scientific evidence or not, they work!!! and of course science wouldnt prove them to work, imagine how many drug companies would lose money, alternative medicine and mainstream medicine will never see eye to eye, purely because one works and the other dosent, science cant prove Gods existance, but i can assure you He exists!!!!!! thumbs up to phiten from me!

    joe, September 14, 2012 at 7:53 am
  212. I was diagnosed with a frozen right shoulder. Had it since April this year, and the pain got worse over the months. Until today I could not access my back pocket, raise my arm above my head, even getting coins out of my jeans coin pocket was a killer.

    This morning went to the Phiten shop. They slapped on a demo titanium tape about 2 inches long on my shoulder. Within 3 minutes I could reach my back pocket and raise me arm.

    For all those who suffer from Frozen shoulder I would recommend that you give it a try…

    I will still continue with my PT as I believe this is a pain reliever and not a cure.

    Doug, September 21, 2012 at 1:29 am
  213. Let me just say that I was a skeptic too until my cousin lent me his Phiten. My shoulder and neck stopped hurting, backaches subsided, knee starting to feel a little better, same went for arthritis in my fingers. Call me superstitious but I think things are even going better in bed. My sense of taste is stronger, I swear food tastes better, if its good food anyway, and I feel smarter too. Women are looking at me more and the police seem to let me get away with speeding a little faster than I used to. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney started emailing me asking me to dinner, and the weather seems warmer. All from Phiten. Bitter know-it-alls, go ahead and suffer living your lives without Phiten. The rest of us will be living good without scientific proof!

    Phi Nine, September 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm
  214. Doctors used to believe that it wasn’t necessary to wash their hands because they couldn’t see how it would help. We know it sounds like a hoax, this is why we are asking those who have tried this product to tell about their experiences.

    “Thoughts on” does not equal “experiences of.” If you don’t have pain, you are not qualified to comment on a pain-relieving product. Equally, if you have not tried this product no one is interested in anything you have to say at all.

    I noticed that those who have tried it, mostly say it works; those who haven’t, say it doesn’t. To those who haven’t tried it: Why are you here at all? Don’t you have anything better to do?

    want users not losers, October 8, 2012 at 10:34 am
  215. Yes there will always be critics and naysayers that only believe in what their doctors tell them. I believe a majority of the health problems today are caused by doctors and drug companies; Have headaches? Take this drug and zone out for the day. Have high cholesterol? Don’t change your diet here’s a new drug that lowers it. Knees and back ache because you’re overweight? Don’t lose weight, take this drug. It never ends. The only thing they know is what the drug companies tell them and what makes money for them. How much money or patients would they have if they only saw them once after prescribing a product that worked with no side effects??

    Western medicine and drug companies downplay anything that’s not in their realm of thinking or making money; i.e. chiropractics, acupuncture, hypnosis, vitamins and supplements, Phiten, etc. And when there’s favorable results for the aforementioned their response is always “Where are the scientific studies? Where is the scientific proof??” Have you ever watched a drug commercial and listened to the disclaimer at the end? It’s scary as hell. Their scientific proof is, “the side effects will eventually kill you if it doesn’t make you better…..”

    I’ve had chronic neck and shoulder pain from an injury years ago. I’ve probably killed my liver with all the over the counter pain meds and prescribed muscle relaxers before finding chiropractics and acupuncture. I’m now using Phiten products which I’ve worn for the last 6 months. Because of Phiten my neck is no longer stiff and my shoulders don’t ache at night when sleeping. I get a good nights rest and I can workout at the gym pain free and drug free.

    Bottom line; if it works and you’re enjoying your life living pain free that’s all that counts.

    Sam, November 18, 2012 at 11:32 am
  216. I am a scientist by trade, formerly a machinist. So I know metal & I know scientific studies. I haven’t seen a study that convinces me of the healing powers of ti, and I used to work in a factory full of it, and certainly wasn’t pain/tension free. After I lost my first wedding ring, I made my wife & I ti rings. After 13 years of wearing it, I have no difference in my hands. It’s not like my left hand glows while the right one is dark, dirty, painful…
    That said I just ordered one of these for my kid. Found it cheap online, & it’s her team’s colors, which I find to be the biggest benefit. If the placebo affect helps her play better, that’s good enough for $20. If by some miracle wearing ti actually helps her, well that’s just fabulous. I should have ordered a 2nd one, and cut it open to see how much ti is really in there to begin with. Probably not much.

    Chris, November 24, 2012 at 7:26 am
  217. Ok. Why does the human race always want go be so negative. These necklace seem to be inexpensive to buy and use. This is America, we buy stuff we dont need every day,just thonk what you bought today that you didnt really need. If some inventor has an idea and pursues this idea ,puts a patent on it and if pepole like it, buy it, and if for some reasonit makes them believe they have more energy and thrir pain to go away with no side effects.then reagardless if theirs any research. Behind it working, the point is they whete not ripped off because its not expensive, and somehow it makes them believe the pain goes away and feel better. Be open minded and lets see if it works.mu wife has bad migraines an no one can figure out why. So im going to buy one, and when she puts it on and if it causes her migraines to go away then it is the best $ 20 i ever spent so i dont have to see my wife crying het heart out. If not back to yhe drawi g board

    ok, November 30, 2012 at 5:05 am
  218. To “Want Users Not Losers”,

    Will jumping off a cliff onto jagged rocks seriously maim or kill you? No, wait don’t answer that. According you, unless you’ve actually done it you’re incapable of thoughtfully analyzing the situation and coming to an intelligent decision on the question. I’ve never stuck my hand into a pot of boiling water but I’m pretty certain it would be detrimental to my health (and sex life).

    I always find it fascinating when skeptics are ridiculed for seeking objective information on any given claim. In this case, the miracle health benefits of Phiten jewelry. Burden of proof is on Phiten, not the skeptics. I believe the whole point of the discussion is Phitens claim oF ACTUAL health benefits that will be gained from a titanium imbued necklace, NOT THE CAPABILITIES OF A PLACEBO EFFECT. Placebo’s have been well studied and documented to produce subjective results, and at times secondary objective results. Again, NOT the point of this discussion. The question is: “Does Phiten produce positive health benefits separate from a placebo effect”?

    So far, the answer is no. It’s proven to produce a placebo effect only. You can save yourself the $20 and just smear Grandpas Magic Mud Mask every night to get the same effect. If you believe. BTW, the mud mask works because it alliterated.

    And I”m here because it’s fun to watch people get emotional over trivial subjects they have little data on except how they feel about it.

    Must be Liberals.

    Sheeple Are Still Yummy, December 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  219. to ”amused” Comment Number 206
    Dear u r right but there is a big question about magnetic therapy is really worked or not ….i read many books on this and read many research papers but 1 articles i find interesting hope it will help u to understand better ….
    http://www.helpinhealth.com/2013/01/health-benefits-of-magnetic-bracelets.html

    Help In Health, January 4, 2013 at 4:42 am
  220. I was hit be a car about 10 years ago.
    ive lived with mild stabbing neck pain to some degree on a daily basis which is agrevated by working with computers and never really gotten better.

    my friend brought me the necklace from overseas. i didnt want to tell her i though it was a waste of money. but i put it on and with in seconds my stabbing neck pain was gone. Seconds.

    Dont know about the science. dont know about the tests. but i do know it worked for me. i havent had pain for the past 2 weeks. ( the longest ive been without someform of neck pain is 2 days) and that was a one of 1.5 years ago. )
    i have heard there are cheep knockoffs that only look like the phiten brand. as with anything in life you get what you pay for. so if your going to buy make sure your seller is reputable. well thats my 3 cents.
    i highly recommend phiten. ifs its a placebo then its the best placebo on the planet. results count.

    Brett, February 16, 2013 at 6:25 am
  221. I have been suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 10 years and it forced me into early retirement as a tile setter. I’m an out-patient at the VA with the standard RA medicine of Humara shots every 2 weeks and Methotrexate and tons of pain meds. Every morning when I wake up it takes me an hour just sitting before I can get motivated and loosened up. I haven’t told anyone of the vast improvement since I have been wearing the Phiten titanium necklace for fear of being ridiculed to my face so I will tell my story here. This damn thing works, don’t know how I know nothing of titanium or magnets or whatever else comes out of middle eastern alternative medicines but just wait until my next RA exam and let my Rheumatologist explain my increased range of motion in both arms. Not sure of a placebo effect either because I wasn’t even thinking of an improvement until it happened on the third day when I woke up. Not saying you will have the same results but for me I will swear by them and without all the chemicals doctors here want to pump into you

    David Clark, April 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm
  222. A woman’s garter belt has the power to channel one’s shakras into positive athletic prowess. That and breathing through one’s eyelids.

    Rose in the front!

    Nuke Laloosh, April 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm
  223. years ago I twisted my knee while hiking. now that I got into massage therapy and have to be much more flexible, it started to bother me. I had one of the necklaces that I had purchased just because I liked the look of it, but had never worn it. then I saw all of the baseball players that were wearing them. I found out why and thought that I should give it a try since I had one. well, I wore it for a week and my knee pains went away. then I quit wearing it and the pain returned the very next day. if it is only a “placebo” I do not care. it keeps me away from is any surgeries, prescriptions or any other unnecessary medical bills. all I can say is, “it works for me!”

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  225. I have been using the Phiten Products for about8 years and if I were not getting relief I would not be on this site. I am 70 years old and play on an Amateur Golf Tour and several time we play 36 in a day and I have NO PAIN. I have had total knee replacement and this product give me total pain free play without introducing and drug. If you have any pain it is well worth the few dollars to enjoy every round. I play an average of 3 time a week and rep a club company at Demo Days

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
    Ted Newhook
    Tour Director

    Ted Newhook, May 27, 2013 at 3:28 am
  226. I have a little personal experience as to why I don’t believe these work. I was walking my mall and they were doing a “demonstration” where anyone in the crowd was allowed to challenge and be “proven” wrong. The most common way was a “resistance test” as they called it, where one would be told to stand firm as they were firmly pushed at the shoulder. Most would stumble or tilt, then after dawning these “miracle cure” necklaces and armbands, they would be pushed and sway far less, and many who tried claimed that they felt stronger as they did it. Many others were allowed forward and claimed to have been relieved of cramped muscles, headaches, etc. with the product.

    I have always been a skeptic of “miracle cures”, a-la tapeworms as diet pills, heroin as acne treatment, Coca-Cola as cough syrup, and Leaches as nausea medicine (which most often caused infections, although sterilized leaches are used today by many to success).

    So, when it came my turn, I stepped forward with a challenge. I offered to do the “resistance test”, I proffered to do it FIRST with the product on, and second without it. The rep who I was dealing with (a cocky, large man who I think actually believed in the product) smirked at me and called me a “fool” under his breath, but proceeded with my challenge. When I stood my ground better the second push, without the product, I started to explain how preparedness and experience from the first one is what really does it, and not the product, when the manager (I believe, an older man in a suit, at least) pulled me aside and offered me a $100 bill to shut up and walk away. I took the money and comfort in the fact that that was all the proof that these are based on the placebo effect and generic scientific principals rather than real science.

    To those they help, I will not judge. Whatever the REAL reason you are improving, it doesn’t matter, as the healthier and happier lifestyle are what’s really important. But to any who seek to see “scientific evidence”, the simple fact is that there is no actual (positive) scientific evidence supporting these types of products. In fact, if you ask them, they legally have to confirm such as that “This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

    My 2¢.

    Justeazy, June 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm
  227. i found them on amazon for under 4$ so i am gonna try. this is a ridiculous argument between way too many people. my take is, it works for some people. there is your study. People that insist it doesn’t work, haven’t tried it. pretty bad argument. I have not tried it yet, but i got 3 1 for me my bro and dad. i’ll know for myself and so will they. either way i’m still wearing it simply because my SF giants are. Go Giants!!! and to the haters, we all have our down moments, never say die.

    placebo, June 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm
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    titanium rings, June 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm
  229. I never believed it either until one day after suffering headaches for 3 months I tried one, and honestly I have not had a reocurrence headache in a month, I really believe in there product and will promote it every chance I get.

    Thank you Phiten for your products.

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    Michael, October 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm
  232. I have indirectly come across this product for sometime ago, i actually doesn’t believe in such product since I have purchase 2 set of qlink product more than 7 years ago it cost me some money then, qlink only work to drain all my energy away consistently during the day and during my sleep. I just can’t take it anymore so I get fed up with such product.
    About a year ago I had this back pain that is so bad I need to get injection in the hospital and go for acupuncture treatment 2 times per week in Hong Kong hospital that do cost me. Yet the pain still there and I had try massage treatment and stress management but non of this work! At some extent my wife felt frustrated as I do too. I taught I am going to live with it until I was in a business trip to Japan, and I saw this product in airport so I just pick it up and start put it on. This is my 1 month period I have place it on and guess what my back pain is gone!
    I wrote this for a reason that’s phiten work for me! It cost me 1 accupanture treatment to purchase this. Save me cost and pain away! Why not?
    I guess for those already in healthy stage you won’t felt anything at all but those in pain will have some kind of effect.
    I felt much fresh each day and felt energetic during the day. This is fact!

    Ethan Chew, November 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm
  233. It works!!!!! It is not placebo! I have suffered chronic back pain for two years. I have tried Chiro, pain meds, TENS unit, muscle relaxers and steriod pain shots. Non of these things have helped! This necklace has reduced my pain. My lower back is warm to the touch and i overall feel the warmth from the increased blood circulation. I am in awe of this product! It works and i was extremly skeptical at first. I will wear this Phiten titanium necklace forever! Feel less tense, warm, alot less pain and stiffness. Not one episide of Sciatica ir muscle spasm since wearing it! Unbelieveable, amazing product and cost me less than 1 physical therapy co-pay! Try it! It may help u too!

    Regina, December 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm
  234. I bought my second phiten, before I was using x3 after my brother lost my phiten necklace from a 70.3 ironman race while swimming (he borrowed mine although he has his own x30 necklace for extra power as we both believe). I bought another one but this time x50. I even bought another product which is the phiten compression shorts. I always wear my phiten necklace when I’m training and on a triathlon race and when I feel tired and weak even in the office. I feel incomplete and not on my prime when I don’t wear my necklace. And also for me, phiten is like an indication of a person wearing it to either be athletic or adventurer (something like that), that is why I love wearing it always, well that’s my belief.

    engrallandgreatest, December 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  235. I read that the placebo affect works at the rate of 30% and prayer works at a 20% rate. But I would like to try this product since either way it could work.

    Michael, February 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm
  236. Why viewers still use to read news papers when in
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    link, February 7, 2014 at 3:18 am
  237. Found this article while looking up how to work Titanium. If as Austin claims that the Phiten technology emits low levels of ionizing radiation, DO NOT WEAR IT! Ionizing radiation is what kills people. Even if it’s low grade, prolonged exposure is still toxic to your body. Anyone with half a brain would know this. If it works as Austin claims, then it works by damaging neurons that transmit pain signals.

    Antony, July 30, 2014 at 12:32 am
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  239. In the 70s, no one would have believed such a thing as email.In 80s, no one would have believed such a thing as SMS or mobile phone. In the 90s, no one would have believed in 4K TVs. Today, phiten is not believed. Hopefully we live to see what happens 20 years’ time…

    Allan Tan, October 12, 2014 at 12:32 am
  240. I am a PhD biostatistician and I have spent lifetime doing research on establishing whether a given treatment (e.g. a drug, or Phiten bracelet etc.) has a statistically significant effect on treatment recipients. There are well established scientific procedures to perform such verification. It would be relatively very simple and inexpensive perform statistical test of Phiten efficacy – such as a double blind clinical trial. The fact that the manufacturer did not perform such test and did not publish corresponding results in peer reviewed scientific literature means that the claims must be taken with a large grain of doubt.

    After having said that, I must admit that I have been wearing many Phiten products almost every day for more than fifteen years, including compression socks, knee braces, shirts, underwear etc. because I have advanced degenerative arthritis in all of my body. Does it help? Who cares when I am in constant pain and did NOT find anything better (I have tried hundreds of other products). And I wear a Phiten necklace because it looks cool.

    I have also a bad news. I regularly travel to US and Japan to purchase Phiten products. Unfortunately it appears that Phiten in both countries drifts towards bankruptcy.

    Milo, October 29, 2014 at 1:28 am
  241. It’s amazing the things that stupid people believe.

    Trevor, November 28, 2014 at 5:37 am
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