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Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions about Qu-Chi? Find the most common questions and answers here.

Q: What is the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band?

A: The Band is a fabric band which is designed to sit at the elbow and exert pressure on the Li-11 acupuncture point by means of a small button. 


Q: How do I use the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band?

A: The Band can be worn on either arm. It should be worn before the symptoms begin, but can also be put on once your symptoms begin. If you need an extra boost, just press on the button to give extra stimulation to the LI-11 point. For more information, please take a look at the How To Wear page.


Q: What about my usual medication?

A: If you are on any long-term medication, then do not stop it without speaking to your doctor. If you use the occasional antihistamine to control your allergies, you may find that you do not need as many. It is perfectly safe to use both the Band and your usual medication together.


Q: Who can use the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band?

A: The Band can be worn by all age groups so long as it is a snug fit. However, we do advise that it is not used in pregnancy.

Q: Are there any side effects from using the band?

A: The Band is drug free and there are no side effects.


Q. When should I put the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band on?

A. You can put the Band on before your symptoms begin or once they have started.


Q. Can the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band be used by children?

A. Yes, the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band can be used by children but the band must be a snug fit to function correctly. Take a look at our children's sizes if you'd like to buy one for your child.


Q. Which arm should the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band be worn on?

A. The Band can be worn on either arm.


Q. What is hayfever/allergic rhinitis?

A. You can learn more about hayfever and allergic rhinitis in our Hayfever Symptoms section


Q: How long can I wear the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band?

A: The band can be worn for as long as required, during the day and at night. Put your band on as soon as you feel any symptoms, and the band will work its magic.


Q. Does the Qu-Chi Acupressure Band help with anything else?

A. Many people have emailed to tell us how it has helped with their allergies to pets, and with dust allergies as well. The trigger is the same (oversensitivity to pollen/hair/dust particles in the air).

Q. Do you accept returns?

A.Yes, please visit the 'Returns policy' section on the homepage

Q. What size am I?

A. Measure the circumference (length) around your elbow with measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler, and then pick the closest sized band for your needs. If in doubt, go for a smaller size to ensure a snug fit.


Kids 16cm circumference and 4cm wide 
Small 19cm circumference and 6cm wide 
Medium 20cm circumference and 6cm wide
Large 24cm circumference and 6cm wide