At Green Health Acupuncture we offer a complete water bar with pure, filtered water for all our patients and visitors. We have 6 different kinds of water made from 2 types of filtration systems: Reverse Osmosis and Kangen Water systems.
Reverse osmosis filtration is a water treatment process in which water is forced through a membrane that has very small holes. Clean water passes through and impurities that are too big to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed away.
* Filters out most heavy metals and contaminants
* A Green system , uses no electricity
* Gives you pure, clean water
Reverse osmosis removes dissolved minerals that cause hardness, toxic chemicals and other impurities such as chromium, mercury and nitrates. In addition, reverse osmosis removes chlorine and fluoride. It improves the taste of your water, and will not produce a mineral build-up in kettles and coffee makers. At Body Purification Center we use this water to make delicious green teas.
Kangen Water is electrolyzed alkaline water with tremendous detoxifying power. This delicious water is rich in minerals, purged of free radicals by a process called “ionization”, and can be used in many different ways other than everyday water drinking.
Provides Immediate Benefits
Kangen water provides immediate benefits through:
* Anti-Oxidation – One of the highest anti-oxidants in the world ñ great for clearing out the disease causing free-radicals from the body.
* Micro-clusters – This water is actually easier to absorb ñ Instead of molecules combining in clusters of 15-18 molecules like tap water or bottled water, this machine reduces the size down to 4-6 molecules per cluster. This micro-clustering allows this water to permeate and hydrate at the cellular level far more effectively, and to flush out toxins from the cells of the body.
* Alkalinization -This machine creates some of the healthiest alkaline waterin the world, with an anti-oxidant rating in the -350 to -500 range, verses bottled water that is in the +300 to +450 range or tap water that is in the +300 to +350 range.(Negative (-) is alkaline, while positive (+) is acidic).
Drinking Kangen water regularly helps to restore a proper pH balance to your body, which may promote better health. Bacteria, viruses and other disease causing agents do not thrive in an alkaline environment. One of the biggest problems in our culture today is that our diet and lifestyles promote an acidic environment in our bodies that often fosters the disease process.
How Does it Work?
Kangen water contains a lot of active hydrogen molecules, which bond with free radicals and then turn into water (H20) that can be safely flushed out of your body .
Free radicals are essentially a bunch of very active and unstable oxygen molecules,which often damage important cells in our body, including DNA.
Think of them like a bullet let loose in a tin can.They are thought to be the leading cause of your body’s internal oxidation process as well as being implicated in over 80% of chronic diseases. As a result of that process, it is beleived to cleanse your body from the cellular level and to supercharge your immune system and self-healing power.This unmatched power of deoxidation and detoxification is the reason why this water has such important healing qualities.
General Characteristics of Kangen Water
1. Ionized and Alkaline
Since water (H2O) is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, it can be ionized and split into two different parts, the hydrogen-rich and the oxygen-rich, through the electrolysis process. Alkaline water is hydrogen-rich and is known to have a strong powerto dissolve and soften materials.
In addition to having health benefits, you will find alkaline and ionized water useful when it comes to cooking. It not only shortens the cooking time but also extracts more flavors and essence from the food you are cooking.
At Green Health Acupuncture we use it to brew delicious herbal teas. It is no wonder that increasingly more restaurants and cafes in Japan are utilizing this by installing commercial units in their kitchens.It is also known to prevent hangovers if you drink this water during, or after, you consume alcoholic beverages. These are very acidic by nature and the alkaline water will counteract that.
2. Micro-Clustered Water Molecules
Kangen water is also known to have small clusters of 5 to 6 water molecules, as a result of the electrolysis process. This is approximately 1/3 to half that of tap water, whose cluster is usually made up of 13 to 15 molecules. Small clusters also mean the increased ability of water to dissolve elements as well as to be absorbed into your body.
This is particularly important for your metabolism since smaller elements pass through cell membranes more easily and eliminate acidic wastes and toxins from your body more effectively.With this water, your body will enjoy quicker cellular hydration and effective waste elimination.
3. Concentration of Essential Minerals
The electrical charge in Kangen water rearranges healthy minerals that are naturally included in most water. As a result, Kangen water contains essential minerals, such as Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium, in a form that can be assimilated into your body more easily.
4. Low Oxidation Reduction Potential: -200mV and Below
It is now a common knowledge that a lot of medical benefits come from anti-oxidative properties. Many fruits and fruit juices Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is a measurement that indicates the power to slow down the oxidation (or aging) process by eliminating “Free Radicals” safely our body. This ORP factor is perhaps the most important characteristic of Kangen Water because this is what distinguishes it from any other water on the market.
Technically, in order to be classified as Kangen Water, H2O needs to show a negative ORP in the range of -200mV to -450mV, while typical Ionized Alkaline Water shows anywhere between +100mV and -100mV, depending on the quality of the machine.The reading of mV indicates the “millivolts” of hydrogen electrons present in the water available to bond with the free radicals and flush them out.
In addition, Kangen Water machines are typically able to electrolize the water even further by mixing some salt during the electrolysis process. These machines can produce incredibly functional waters,called Super Kangen Water (ORP: below -550mV) and Super Acidic Water (ORP: over +1000mV).
While they are not drinkable, the power of these two waters, particularly Super Acidic Water, has been recognized and widely used in various medical practices in Japan for many years.
Mildly acidic water is an effective treatment for eczema, psoriasis and other skin ailments. Strong acidic water has potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is an excellent non-toxic alternative to many disinfecting agents. At Body Purification Center we use the strong acidic water to clean and disinfect our water bar and detox footbaths.