I see there are a lot of people suffering on here! :( I too have fibromyalgia and suffer from chronic pain. I have for 14yrs and I'm still so young! I have to say though, I've been drinking this medical water and it's changed my life in so many ways it's incredible!!! I urge people to try it too! I had developed really bad indoor allergies and asthma since I was diagnosed with fybro, it was a very uncomfortable every day problem and since drinking the water both have completely gone away! Plus my sleep quality is so much better, I'm waking up feeling rested and my pain has subsided so much! The hydration has relieved my pressure points and aches and pains. If anyone is interested let me know, I can post one Info.
IDK I have a few questions. Where did you find this 'medical'water and who is it that backs this claim. Have you talked with your PCP about this. If so, what are his/her thoughts. What does it cost? TY. I would like to hear more.
Wel like I said, it's certified Medical device, they use it in hospitals in Japan, it's been there over 49 yrs, and it has become a global movement at this point. The Dr Hiromi Shinya, the Dr who invented the colonoscopy is a very strong advocate of Kangen water, as well as many other Doctors and even dentists use it In their practice now. I will put up some info....
Here are some of the things Kangen water helps with:
What do Scientists, Medical Doctors, and Nutritionists say about Alkaline Water?
Thriving in an Alkaline Environment
Ridding Acid Waste
Flush Out Acidic Toxins
Back Pain & Anti-Inflamatory
Profound Long Term Effects
A Chiropractor's Perspective
High Blood Pressure
Your body thrives in an alkaline environment..
"—since it is able to detoxify more efficiently than in an acidic environment. In an alkaline environment your tissues get rid of impurities more efficiently. When cancer patients come into my office to begin nutritional treatments, their bodies are almost always very acidic and toxic. My first task is to get their tissues alkalized with alkaline water." (Dr. Don Colbert, MD author of best seller "The Seven Pillars of Health")
Ridding Acid Waste:
"Alkaline water rids the body of acid waste. After carefully evaluating the results of my advice to hundreds of individuals, I'm convinced that toxicity in the form of acidic waste is the primary cause of degenerative disease." (Dr. Sherry Rogers, author, "Detox or Die")
"Getting Liberal amounts of alkaline water (having a pH between 9 and 10) neutralizes stored acid wastes. If consumed everyday in conjunction with a good diet, it gently removes the acidic wastes from the body."(Dr. Robert Young Microbiologist, author of the "Ph Miracle")
Flushing Out Acidic Toxins:
"Drinking alkaline water is great water to neutralize and flush out toxins and acids that drain from the tissues and bodily fluids, and to quickly rehydrate the body and keep the blood alkaline."(Daniel Reid Author of the Tao of Detox)
"I have administered over 5000 gallons of this water for about every health situation imaginable. I feel that restructured alkaline water can benefit everyone.The countless names attached to illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause: too much tissue acid waste in the body." I have very rigorously tested the Electrolyzed Water unit in clinical anecdotal situations. It is definitely a health benefit to anyone who would use it. I predict that the use of electronically restructured water will change health-care on a worldwide basis. The Electrolyzed Water unit is technologically sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. From my testing the pH range is 10.0 pH on alkaline level 4 and goes down to 4.2 pH on acid level 4. Through a very detailed system of muscle testing analysis covering 170 areas, called Biokinetics, I have seen the following areas strengthened and stabilized on my clients by restructured water obtained by the Electrolyzed Water unit:
chemical poisons/kidney gravel
"(Dr. Theodore Baroody DC, ND, PH.D., Author of "Alkalize or Die")
"Alkalize your body and live a healthier, more energized, and ultimately have a more fulfilling life. Our acid-alkaline balance is a baseline determinant of our physical health." (Anthony Robbins, author of "Awaken The Giant Within")
"When I was serving in the Fire Insurance Association, I used to examine many diabetic patients. Besides treating them with drugs, I provided them with ionized water. After drinking ionized water for one month, 15 diabetic patients were selected and sent to Tokyo University for further test and observations.
Initially, the more serious patients were a bit apprehensive about the treatment. When the ionized water was consumed for some time, the sugar in the blood and urine ranged from a ratio of 300 mg/l to 2 mg/ dc. There was a time where the patient had undergone 5 to 6 blood tests a day and detected to be within normal range. Results also showed that even 1 1/2 hour after meals, the blood sugar and urine ratio was 100 mg/dc 0 mg/dc. The sugar in the urine has completely disappeared." (Prof. Kuwata Keijiroo, Doctor of Medicine)
"Due to a higher standard of living, our eating habits have changed. We consume too much proteins, fats and sugar. The excess fats and carbohydrates are in the body as fats. In the present lifestyles, Americans are more extravagant in food compared to the Japanese. Due to this excessive intake, obesity is a significant problem. Normally, one out of five males and one out of four females is obese.
The degree of 'burn-out' in food intake largely depends on the amount on intake of vitamins and minerals. When excessive intake of proteins, carbohydrates and fats occurs, the requirement for vitamins and minerals increases. However, there is not much research carried out pertaining to the importance of vitamins and minerals.
Nowadays, many people suffer from acidification that leads to diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, live and kidney diseases. If our food intake can be completely burned off, then there is no deposition of fats. Obviously, there will be no acidification problem and hence there should not be any sign of obesity.
The ionized water contains an abundance of ionic calcium. This ionic calcium helps in the "burn-off" process. By drinking ionized water, it provides sufficient minerals for our body. As a result, we do not need to watch our diet to stay slim. Hence, ionized water is a savior for those differing from obesity and many adult diseases, providing good assistance in enhancing good health." (Prof. Hatori Tasutaroo, Headof Akajiuiji Blood Centre, Yokohama Hospital, Faitama District)
"I was diagnosed with Leukemia CLL. White cell went up from 11,000 to 124,000 red cell 4.4 went down to 3.4 when I started drinking alkaline water in July 09. Three months later white cell went down to 113,000; red cells went back to 4, also lost 25 lbs. I love this water." (L. Fiore, Quebec.)
"The cells and fluids in most people's bodies are overly acidic. This can cause a lot of health problems. It prevents your body from neutralizing and disposing harmful toxins and leaves you more susceptible to the cell-damaging oxidation of free radicals that can lead to cancer and other diseases."(Dr. Robert Atkins, noted health author and diet expert)
"International studies show that populations with little history of illness, such as cancer, drink higher PH alkaline waters. After all potential risk factors were considered and factored out, it was proven that they had been drinking waters with a pH of 8.0 to 10.0"(Dr. Leonard Horowitz – Author, Aids and Ebola")
"If the world has accepted antioxidants to slow down the aging process, It should readily use antioxidant ionized alkaline water as an anti-aging agent. Their roles are intertwined such that a lasting anti-aging program is incomplete without addressing both free radicals and organic acid wastes." (Arthur M. Ecano, MD)
"Since the waste products we are trying to discharge are acidic. the right kind of water to wash it out is alkaline water. My personal recommendation is to enjoy the foods that we like, but do not over eat or exclude any food. Eat in moderation following professional dietitians "balanced diet" concept, and let alkaline water do the job of balancing and cleansing acidic wastes. Do not use food to cleanse wastes that runs the risk of nutritional deficiency or imbalance."(Prof. Sang Whang scientist and author of "Reverse Aging")
Back Pain & Anti-Inflamatory:
"As a Naturopathic doctor, I recognized the applications of this amazing technology right away. Clean water is a luxury in today's world, and this water is purified, alkalinized, oxygenated and vitalized as well. I know of the beneficial effects of alkalinizing the body through diet and cleansing, and was delighted to find a way of assisting this quality in the body through something as simple as water. This water is medicine for those that drink it! I have recommended this water for many patients with impressive results. I have seen it work wonders for patients with a variety of conditions, including allergies, eczema, muscle pain, back and joint pain, insomnia, and especially for athletes. Inflammatory and allergic phenomena occurring in the body are acidic processes that can be neutralized effectively with anything alkaline through diet, water or lifestyle changes. The body's metabolism produces acidic waste products that can build up and promote inflammation, pain and other health problems. This water is alkaline enough to be of therapeutic benefit for many patients with chronic health problems. The alkalinizing level can also be adjusted to match the patients' needs.
I have personally experienced benefit from this water. I have had a chronic back problem that was causing me considerable pain at times. I found pain relief with the alkalinized water within 24 hours. I continue to drink this water and even take it with me to work and on vacation, for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. I have been able to continue to be more active and enjoy more activities like cycling, as a result of this amazing and therapeutic technology.
I recommend clean purified water for everyone. This water filter provides so much more than the average water filter ' this is the only machine that filters, alkalinizes and oxygenates the water all at the same time. Whether for general health, cleansing, or for a specific health problem this water filter is an intelligent and beneficial investment in your health. (Dr. Chris Rolston, N.D., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Profound Long-Term Effects:
"You do not need expensive medicine with all the negative side effects to regain health. Alkaline water has profound long term effects because it alkalizes your body and provides an effective antioxidant." (Ingfreid Hobert, MD)
A Chiropractor's Perspective:
Dr. Daniel Bettiol is leaving the profession of Chiropractic to pursue his clinically-tested belief that the primary causative factor in Headaches, Neck & Low Back pain is Dehydration of the tissues and the inability to eliminate accumulated Metabolic wastes from the body.
While treating over 3,500 patients and delivering over 120,000 chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Bettiol observed that over 90% of his patients were inadequately hydrated.
"My most consistent finding was that 100% of my chronic Headache and Low Back patients were severely dehydrated. Many of these patients acknowledged an absolute disdain for drinking water," says Dr. Bettiol. "For those patients who adopted my daily water regimen, an immediate decrease in pain symptomology was observed. That result was too consistent to be a coincidence."
Dr. Bettiol is determined to continue the work of Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., who wrote the 1992 best-seller, Your Body's many cries for Water. Dr. Batmanghelidj died in 2005, but his signature slogan "You are not Sick, you are Thirsty---Don't treat thirst with Medications" lives on. "Dr. Batmanghelidj warned the public back in the 1980s that America's thirst for Soda, Coffee, and Sugar-filled drinks would create a huge population of unhealthy and obese people," says Dr. Bettiol. "To say his prediction was accurate would be a gross understatement."
Bettiol begins his new journey with the firm opinion that ALL water is not optimum for health. His extensive research has shown that Tap, Bottled, Charcoal-filtered, Distilled and Reverse Osmosis Water is NOT the ideal Water for long-term health and healing. "America has ignored the miraculous healing being experienced by the Koreans and Japanese with Ionized Alkaline Water," says Bettiol. "Where Bill Gates vision was a computer in every home, my lifetime mission is to get an Alkaline Water Ionizer in every home throughout the world. That would not only eliminate obesity, chronic pain and the need for useless Medication, Surgery & Radiation...it would single-handedly cut our annual $1.5 Trillion health care costs by 90%."
"I would rather people spend more time with their families, their hobbies and the work they love, than sit in a doctor's office for four hours waiting for a doctor's visit they really DON'T NEED." (Daniel Bettiol, Chiropractic Doctor)
"Alkaline Ionized Water is used for the purpose of supplementing electrolytes and water lost by perspiration during exercise and for preserving health, because it is easily absorbed by the body and is excellent at regulating osmotic pressure in vivo.(Dr.T. Watanabe and Y. Kishikawa)
"For years I suffered uncomfortable rheumatic muscular aches / pains and digestive problems. After only 3-4 days of drinking alkaline water my muscular endurance improved dramatically. Now 12 months later, I feel 20 years younger and rarely have any problems. Also my digestive problems just disappeared!" (Dr. Eric Fairbank, Naturopath, Australia)
High Blood Pressure:
"For over 10 years of my experience, my concept toward minerals, especially pertaining to ionic calcium in high blood pressure and other diseases, is most significant.
In accordance to the theory of medical Professor Gato of Kyushu University on Vitamin K (because vitamin K enables the blood calcium to increase), or the consumption of more ionized water, the effectiveness of the increase in the calcium in high blood pressure is most significant. Too many fats in the diets, which lead to the deposition of cholesterol on the blood vessels, which in turn constrict the blood flow, cause most illnesses such as high blood pressure.
By drinking ionized water for a period of 2 to 3 months, the blood pressure should slowly drop, because the ionized water is a good solvent, which dissolves the cholesterol in the blood vessels." (Prof. Kuninaka Hironage, Head of Kuninaka Hospital, Japan)
"Ionized water improves body constituents and ensures effective healing to many illnesses. The uses of ionized water in gynecological patients has proved to be very effective. The main reason for its effectiveness is that this water can neutralize toxins.
When giving ionized water to pre-eclamptic toxemia cases, the results are very significant. During my long years of servicing pre-eclamptic toxemia cases, I found that women with pre-eclamptic toxemia who consumed ionized water tend to deliver healthier babies with stronger muscles. A survey report carried out on babies in this group has intelligence above average." (Prof. Watanabe Ifao. Watanabe Hospital, Japan)
"A Naturopath's Experience with Ionized water and dark Field Microscopy
A Man in his late 40s presented to my clinic with chronic headaches. Had been seeing his doctor and chiropractor with no changes in his symptoms. On Live Blood examination using a microscope we found he had lots of chemical and uric acid crystals (works on a farm), as well as massive platelet clusters (clotting factors).
After discussing his water source (rain water with chemical drift), he decided it could be beneficial to purchase and use the ionized water from a Jupiter System. He was also prescribed supplements to reduce his platelet size and numbers, feeling this build-up could be causing his headaches (blood vessels to head restrict flow). I normally check the blood after 3 months, but in this case, because I referred him back to a GP, we wanted to look at his blood before the visit, only eight days after the initial examination and only four days after being on the water. I did not expect to see much change, as normally the supplements take a few months to show radical improvement, but hoped to see a slight shift to show we were on the right track. Well, we were both amazed, as his blood looked great. All crystals were gone and platelets had reduced to completely normal size and number. He also said that since drinking the alkaline water he had more energy and he'd only had one headache which was before he started the water. (He was having major headaches every second day and dull headaches the other days). He feels the results were to do with drinking the water and I tend to agree as the supplements as great as they are don't usually work that fast. I am glad I'm drinking the water too." (Sue Pollock, N.D. is the principal of Ballina Naturopathy)
"In my opinion, the wonder of ionized water is the ability to neutralize toxins; but it is not a medicine. The difference is that the medicines can only be applied to each individual case. Whereas ionized water can be consumed generally, and its neutralizing power is something which is very much unexpected. Now, in brief, let me introduce to you a heart disease case and how it was cured.
The patient was a 35 year old male suffering from vascular heart disease. For 5 years, his sickness deteriorated. He was in the Setagays Government Hospital for treatment.
During those 5 years, he had been in and out of the hospital 5 to 6 times. He had undergone high tech examinations such as angiogram by injecting VINYL via the vein into the heart. He consulted and sought treatment from many good doctors. Later he underwent a major surgical operation. Upon his discharge from the hospital, he quit his job to convalesce. However, each time when his illness relapsed, the attack seemed to be even more severe. Last year, in August, his relatives were in despair and expected he would not live much longer. It so happened at that time that the victim's relative came across an ionized water processor. His illness responded well and he is now on the road to recovery.
Note: In the United States, cardiovascular diseases account for more than one-half of the approximate 2 million deaths occurring each year. It is estimated that optimal conditioning of drinking water could reduce this cardiovascular disease mortality rate by as much as 15 percent in the United States." —Report of the Safe Drinking Water committee of the National Academy of Sciences, 1977 (Professor Kuwata Keijiroo, MD)
"—is used to describe several varieties of skin conditions, which have a number of common features. The exact causes of eczema are not fully understood. In many cases, eczema can be attributed to external irritants.
Let me introduce a patient who recovered from skin disease after consuming the ionized water. This patient suffered 10 years of eczema and could not be cured effectively even under specialist treatment. This patient, who is 70 years of age, is the President of a vehicle parts company. After the war, his lower limbs suffered acute eczema, which later became chronic. He was repeatedly treated in a specialist skin hospital.
The left limb responded well to treatment, but not so the right limb. He suffered severe itchiness, which, when scratched, led to bleeding. During the last 10 years, he was seen and treated by many doctors. When I first examined him, his lower limb around the joints was covered with vesicles. Weeping occurred owing to serum exuding from the vesicles.
I advised him to try consuming ionized water. He bought a unit and consumed the ionized water religiously and used the acidic water to bathe the affected areas. After 2 weeks of treatment the vesicles dried up. The eczema was completely cleared without any relapse after 1 1/2 months." (Prof. Tamura Tatsuji, Keifuku Rehabilitation Center)
"Mr. Yamada, the head of Police Research Institute, suffered from severe allergy. He was treated repeatedly by skin specialist, but with no success. Then he started consuming ionized water. The allergy responded very well and was soon completely cured. No relapse had occurred, although he had taken all kinds of food. He was most grateful and excited about this treatment.
As for myself, I had also suffered severe allergy. Ever since I began to consume ionized water, the allergy has recovered. Since then, I started research on the effectiveness of ionized water.
I discovered that most allergies are due to acidification of body condition and are also related to consuming too much meat and sugar. In every allergy case, the patient's antioxidant minerals are excessively low, which in turn lowers the body resistance significantly. The body becomes overly sensitive and develops allergy easily. To stabilize the sensitivity, calcium solution is injected into the vein. Therefore, it is clear that the ionized water--that has ionic calcium -- can help alleviate allergy.
The ionic calcium not only enhances the heart, urination, and neutralization of toxins but controls acidity. It also enhances the digestive system and liver function. It will promote natural healing power and hence increase resistance to allergy. Some special cases of illness, which do not respond to drugs, are found to respond well to ionized water." (Prof. Kuninaka Hironaga, Head of Kuninaka-Hospital, Japan)
"I have practiced Medicine for 27 years and currently I practice exclusively in adult medicine in the CBD of Brisbane. I have a very broad experience of Medicine, also having founded one of Australia's most successful Biotechnology companies, Progen Industries.
However, my great passion for Italian wine and Italian mineral water recently led me to investigate the pH and minerality of wine which, in turn, led me to the pH and minerality of water (as wine is principally water). After this investigation, I became interested in Alkaline water and then I began using a water ionizer about 5 weeks ago. Let me tell you what has happened to me personally since using a water ionizer:
My Plantar Fasciitis has disappeared (pain in the feet in the mornings)
My Gout has disappeared
A long standing seborrheic keratosis on my forehead has stripped off spontaneously (present for 3 years and resistant to any attempts to pick it off)
My aerobic capacity has improved ++
My bowel motions have turned to a much lighter colour
I have become more sleepy at night and sleep "like a baby", waking energized.
My body's peripheral tissues (including my brain) initially felt they were "zinging" and "superhydrated"
My energy levels are improved overall. And some people who know me well have even said that my grey hair has darkened!
I am 50 years old. Almost all of these effects occurred soon after using Alkaline Water." (Gerry Brady, MD)
"The stomach is readily upset both by diseases affecting the stomach and by other general illnesses. In addition, any nervous tension or anxiety frequently causes gastric upset.
The important role of ionized water in our stomach is to neutralize the secretion and strengthen its functions. Usually, after consuming the ionized water for 1 to 3 minutes, the gastric juice increases to 1 1/2 times. For those suffering from achlorhydria (low in gastric juice ) the presence of ionized water will stimulate the stomach cells to secrete more gastric juice. This in turn enhances digestion and absorption of minerals.
However, on the other hand, those with hyperchlorhydria (high in gastric juice), the ionized water neutralizes the excessive gastric juice. Hence, it does not create any adverse reaction.
According to the medical lecturer from Maeba University, the pH of the gastric secretion will still remain normal when ionized water is consumed. This proves the ability of ionized water to neutralize as well as to stimulate the secretion." (Gerry Brady, MD)