About the Qu-Chi band
Progressively, more and more people are seeking alternative methods of relieving their hay fever symptoms; preferably without the use of drugs. Similarly, people are a little averse to using drugs for conditions like hay fever and allergic rhinitis, because these drugs tend to cause side effects, interact with other medications or are contraindicated for use during breast feeding. Moreover, these drugs are expensive and may not always cure the symptoms as expected.
Andrew Broch, a leading acupuncturist, invented the Qu-Chi band. It works by applying pressure to a specific point on the arm. A scientific study has revealed that its use an immensely benefit people with hay fever and allergic rhinitis; feedback from customers has also been pretty overwhelming.
Andrew Broch, qualified in acupuncture and acupressure as well as suffering from hay fever himself, found that acupuncture was extremely effective for the relief of his symptoms. Using this knowledge he set about inventing the Qu-chi band to isolate a specific acupuncture point. The Qu-Chi band started out as 2 elastic bands; it was then made from socks which was the first of its kind and extremely effective; however, this prototype was neither comfortable nor attractive. Andrew then took the concept to Airtight International for further development.
'Qu-Chi' is the Chinese name for an acupuncture point and means 'crooked pond'. The point lies on the meridian of the Large Intestine. Meridians are pathways around the body, through which vital energy, known as 'Qu' or 'Chi', flows to maintain normal body function. The Qu-Chi point is point number 11 on the line at the elbow and is thought to pull excess energy from the face and the nose.
The Qu-chi point can be located easily. When the elbow is bent, a skin crease is seen. The LI-11 point lies at the end of this crease on the outer side of the arm. It is believed that this point can treat conditions like eczema, urticaria, tennis elbow, sinusitis, skin problems, and joint problems and remove superficial heat from the skin. Investigation by western scientists has revealed that this point can stimulate part of the immune system.
How does the Qu-Chi band work?
The Qu-Chi band is a clinically proven medical device. Made in the form of an elastic fabric band, it helps relieve the symptoms of hay fever and is suitable for all age groups. Moreover, it can be worn comfortably for as long as required without causing any side effects. In addition, the Qu-Chi band can be used all year round to prevent non-hay fever related allergic rhinitis, caused by house dust-mites or pets.
The Qu-Chi band:
- Offers drug-free, natural relief from hay fever
- Alleviates symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, tiredness, headache and lack of concentration
- Is fast acting
- Does not cause drowsiness
- Can be used with other medication
- Is suitable for all ages
- Will give better results when worn before the symptoms start; but is equally effective when it is used after the symptoms are noticed
- Can be worn on either arm
- Can be worn at night to help with sleep problems
- Can be used all year round for non-hay fever related allergic rhinitis
- Is registered with the medical devices agency as class 1 medical product (CE marked)
- Is machine washable
The Qu-Chi band works on the acupressure technique - a traditional Chinese method of healing. It stimulates the Li-11 acupuncture point and is now proven to provide relief from hay fever symptoms.
Basically, the Qu-Chi band is designed to fit snuggly over the elbow and has a small plastic button that works to apply pressure to the Li-11 acupuncture point. When pressure is applied to this point, symptoms caused by allergies and hay fever are dramatically decreased.