Scammie #7: Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
Thanks to Gleb Lisikh for nominating Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST) for our 2019 Scammies. BFST is apparently a very high-priced heating pad for people who are looking for a solution for an ongoing injury. Zack Dumont, CFIC Science Chair, acknowledges that King Brand’s BFST product has an “FDA registration”. However, this should not be regarded as an indication of effectiveness – it simply indicates that the product does what it says (it heats) and is not harmful when used as directed. Regarding the product’s effectiveness, the only information presented on King Brand’s website is based on testimonials (the lowest form of evidence). Dumont’s conclusion is that there is no scientific basis for the claims of this product.