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False Science behind Zero Point Energy Wands

written by: Erik Hinrichsen • edited by: Lamar Stonecypher • updated: 10/18/2010

The zero point energy wand is a popular device that is said to have many healing powers. But does it really work? This article explores the science- or lack thereof- behind zero point energy wands.

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    If you're reading this article, you've probably already heard some of the claims about zero point energy wands. Zero point energy wand proponents claim that the devices can heal all manner of diseases, and stories abound of miraculous cures. Some say the wands can even make liquids taste better and fresh foods last longer. But what is the truth behind the hype about zero point energy wands? Do they really work, or are they just further proof of the old saw, "there's a sucker born every minute?"

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    Zero Point Energy Wand Effects

    Reading through some of the product claims on the internet, one becomes amazed at the wide variety of astonishing cures attributed to the zero point energy wand. Some say that the wands have relieved their chronic migraines, back pain, and other miscellaneous ailments. A piece of fruit, once treated with the zero point energy wand, is said to taste delicious and as fresh as if it had just been picked. Anecdotes tell of aging athletes, once plagued by low energy and fatigue, who become spry and energetic after using the wands. These stories are all wonderful, but are they true?

    This is extremely difficult to verify, all the more so because most of the sites expounding on the benefits of the zero point energy wand also happen to be selling the devices. It is extraordinarily tough to find independent reviews of zero point energy wands. In addition, it appears that there have not been any scientific studies conducted on the devices. This lack of credible evidence brings into question all the benefits that have been attributed to the wands.

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    Scientific Verification

    The zero point energy wand as a medical treatment device falls into the same trap as many other alternative treatments. Without scientific analysis of the devices' workings, it is impossible to determine whether the claims about zero point energy wands are true. It's extremely important to conduct scientific analysis because a treatment's effects are otherwise indistinguishable from the placebo effect. The placebo effect is a phenomenon in which simply taking a treatment causes a person to feel better, regardless of its efficacy. It is indeed possible that people feel better after completing their zero point energy wand treatments, but without controls there's no way of knowing whether we're seeing the placebo effect or not.

    Finally, there is the issue of the device's workings. Though the proponents of the wands make seemingly magical claims, they assert that the technology is actually rooted in science. Take a look at their justifications, though, and all you'll find is a bunch of scientific-sounding mumbo-jumbo with little substance. Zero point energy is a real idea: it is the term used to describe the lowest possible energy of a quantum system- that is, the energy of its ground state, which is always greater than zero. Because of this ground state energy, substances such as Helium remain liquid even at absolute zero.

    Zero point energy, though, does not have any health applications. It's just a physical consequence of the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle. There is no reason to think that zero point energy is entering or otherwise affecting people's bodies when a wand is waved about. For that matter, there's no reason to think that the wand has anything to do with zero point energy. The manufacturers employ vague buzzwords like "crystals" and "resonance" to describe how their devices work, but leave out any real detail. This is a major red flag; try looking up how aspirin or caffeine or any other treatment works and you'll find reams of explanations. Look up zero point energy wands, though, and all you get is a sales pitch.

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    Image Source: Wikimedia Commons - Zero Point Energy vs. Motion

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    Conclusion: Zero Point Energy Wands are a Scam

    In summary, the zero point energy wand and other similar devices are scams designed to separate consumers from their money. The product is backed up only by anecdotal videos and stories of people who claim to experience relief upon using the wands. However, these stories are more often than not told by people trying to make a buck selling expensive wands. Don't fall for the hype.