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Post by shpalman » Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:32 am

It is not a medical product and was never intended to be

Who knew?
The top of the [Tesla* BioHealing]'s website clearly states: "We cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition."

And yet their promotional material states: "Many people note improvements in their wellbeing even after only an hour of resting on a Tesla MedBed."
* - no, not that one.

I frequently note improvements in my wellbeing after resting on my own normal bed. It's sad that this medbed thing has enough people believing it that it even needs to be called out.
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Re: medbeds

Post by Woodchopper » Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:39 am

Perhaps payment of $20 000 enhances the potency of the placebo effect.

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Re: medbeds

Post by Grumble » Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:00 pm

shpalman wrote:
Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:32 am
It is not a medical product and was never intended to be

Who knew?
The top of the [Tesla* BioHealing]'s website clearly states: "We cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition."

And yet their promotional material states: "Many people note improvements in their wellbeing even after only an hour of resting on a Tesla MedBed."
* - no, not that one.

I frequently note improvements in my wellbeing after resting on my own normal bed. It's sad that this medbed thing has enough people believing it that it even needs to be called out.
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Re: medbeds

Post by IvanV » Sat Jan 07, 2023 6:50 pm

shpalman wrote:
Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:32 am
It is not a medical product and was never intended to be

Who knew?
The top of the [Tesla* BioHealing]'s website clearly states: "We cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition."

And yet their promotional material states: "Many people note improvements in their wellbeing even after only an hour of resting on a Tesla MedBed."
* - no, not that one.

I frequently note improvements in my wellbeing after resting on my own normal bed. It's sad that this medbed thing has enough people believing it that it even needs to be called out.
It quite clear that they are selling mumbo-jumbo. "Wellbeing" and "biohealing" are transparently mumbo-jumbo, not medical claims, reinforced by the disclaimer. If I was dictator, I would make it harder for people to flog mumbo-jumbo, but it is probably fruitless to ban it. After all, religion is a category of mumbo-jumbo. I find it discreditable that Tesla is in the business of selling mumbo-jumbo, but I can't say their advert is misleading. Chiropractors, homeopaths, etc, routinely get away with worse.

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