A hologram bracelet or energy bracelet is a small rubber wristband supposedly fitted with a hologram . Manufacturers have said supposedly that the holograms "optimise the natural flow of energy around the body, and supposedly improve an athlete's strength, balance and flexibility". Only anecdotal evidence supports these claims and tests performed by the Australian Skeptics , the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff , and the RMIT 's School of Health Sciences have been unable to identify any effect on performance.
Power Balance is the original brand of hologram bracelets claimed by its manufacturers and vendors to "use holographic technology" to "resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body", and increase sporting ability. Numerous independent studies of the device found it to be no more effective than the placebo effect for enhancing athletic performance, and the manufacturer was forced by the ACCC to retract any previous claims in 2010.
A growing number of celebrities are being spotted with a distinctive silicone band on their wrists. While users claim it can help with balance, critics dismiss it as unscientific hocus pocus. So why would anybody wear a Power Balance band?
Magnet therapy , magnetic therapy is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving a weak static magnetic fields produced by a permanent magnet . It is similar to the alternative medicine practice of electromagnetic therapy , which uses a magnetic field generated by an electrically powered device.