The QiPillow (pronouced Chee-pillow) looks like a throw pillow but it is actually an orthopedic tool. This pillow was developed by Inventor Patrick Lee as a new revolutionary solution for treating back pain. Mr. Lee is a Human Spinal Biomechanics Researcher, author and lecturer. Lee worked with thousands of doctors over a decade before creating this pillow.
I received the QiPillow to review and was hoping it would be something helpful to my mother-in-law, who has suffered from back paid as long as I have known her. I was disappointed to read under the WARNING section of the pamphlet that came with the pillow, that you should not use this product if you have an acute back injury, spinal fusion, recent surgery, pregnancy or other unusual condition. Well, that eliminates my mother-in-law since she does have a couple vertebrae in her spine that are fused. The good news is that means this pillow is mine. 🙂
I received the Sage green pillow and as I speak I am using it. Patrick Lee designed the QiPillow to feel better. He was frustrated with his own chronic back pain. Qi being Chinese for “life force or energy” is how the pillow got it’s name. It is available in two neutral colors: Camel and Sage and both are pictured above. The QiPillow made it’s debut on QVC in September and is still available for purchase there, as well as on Amazon and at www.qipillow.com.
This is a 20″ x 20″ adjustable pillow in a luxurious removable pillow case. The one I received is the Sage green and the cover is super soft 100% micro-suede. The cover can be removed and hand washed with cold water only. If the case does become soiled it says to spot clean it with a mild soap, rinse and gently squeeze water out and air dry. This is the pillow unzipped and deflated.
Here is a closer up picture showing the valve that you use to air up/deflate your pillow.
It’s simple to inflate. Simply rotate the valve counter close-wise or “lefty-loosie” to open the valve and give it a few puffs to get it approximately 1/4 to 1/2 full. It states you shouldn’t ever inflate it to 3/4 full or more. Then simply tighten it back up by turning it clock-wise until it’s tight.You try it out and adjust it as need to be comfortable for you.
This pillow is designed to support body weight up to 350lbs. and should fit in the small of your back when you use it as a back support device. Here is a picture of mine inflated as well. The QiPillow also comes with a 1 year 100% Performance Guaranty/Warranty.
Yes, it does look like an ordinary throw pillow but it’s not. Regular pillows just compress and give under your weight. This pillow doesn’t. It supports you perfectly. I found this pillow to be refreshing! What a change…something that actually works for me instead of the other way around. Once you find your perfect setting it is as simple as sitting back. You can use this on the couch, in your car, at work, pretty much where ever.
This pillow has proven health benefits like improving your sitting posture and, since it’s deflatable, superior portability. This pillow is so easy to use and low maintenance and the price is right at under $30.00. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 30% of American adults are afflicted by low back pain. That means if you know three people, one of them is probably in pain. Americans spend $200 billion a year treating back pain.
* The QiPillow has been proven in a third party clinical study to help 91% of back pain sufferers relieve their back stiffness, pain and fatigue, and improve their sitting posture and comfort.
* It provides scientifically tested orthopedic back support for people of all shapes and sizes.
* With QiPillow, your back support will always adjust to your body, seat and comfort, instead of the other way round.
I would recommend this pillow to anyone suffering from back pain that do not fall under the “Do Not Use If” category which I mentioned in the beginning. It is perfect for me and keeps my back much happier while I am sitting doing my school work or while I am assisting my children with their school work. Now if I could just sleep as deeply as this \/ I would be all set.
**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.