Do your Due Diligence when purchasing an
Ionic Therapy Device for yourself, or your practice.
The technologies inside of these devices are different and below you will find important information that you should know, especially if you intend to practice with such a device. It can be very confusing for some people wanting to acquire information about ionic therapy because there are so many knockoff types of products that are mass-produced in China. The list is endless. Most of these units (perhaps 90%) are inexpensive products that may or may not work with the instructions provided with the unit. There are other important variables mentioned below that you also may want to know.
First, you need to know that there are 2 Styles of Ionic Foot Detoxification Apparatus:
Western Style Ionic Foot Detoxification Apparatus.
Western Style units usually come with a voltage and amperage display. The Western Style unit operates without a wristband and waist belt. The Enhanced Living IONIC FOOT BATH apparatus operates in this manner. As a practitioner you can be assured that the specified treatment was performed correctly. Western Style units can retail from $2,000.00 to $7,000.00.
Eastern Style Ionic Foot Detoxification Apparatus.
Eastern Style units have wristbands (for grounding the current), may come with an optional bamboo charcoal waist belt and usually share a common array among manufacturers. The Eastern Style nits are typically inexpensively manufactured and are mass-produced in China. Ninety-five percent (95%) of these units have no voltage display, and that is a problem for the practitioner and ultimately the patient. Without a voltage and amperage meter working together, you are guessing that you are ionizing the water correctly. These are two important variables to providing effective treatments. With the minimal operational instructions provided with these units, there is a high chance that you will not run the device correctly. These units run from $100.00 to $2,000.00.
Second, you need to know that:
The Western unit is different and a more efficient apparatus than the Eastern unit. These Western units have voltage and amperage meters, which work together allowing the practitioner to correctly set the treatments voltage and amperage readings. For example, the Enhanced Living IONIC FOOT BATH device ranges from 18-19 volts and 2.10 amperes during an average treatment session. (As a licensed medical practitioner, this would be the treatment range you want to offer to your client’s to provide them with the best results.)
The Eastern Style units are mass-produced and almost any manufacturer can make these units. These devices display an amperage reading, but not a voltage reading. Most, if not all of the Eastern units have wristbands that must be worn to operate the unit. These Eastern units come with almost no instructions and the purchaser is left on their own to figure out how the device works.
The circuit boards for these Eastern units are not the same and some manufacturers have figured out how to place a chip in these boards to keep the voltage constant at 13 to 14 volts, while the amperage can run wild, sometimes as high as 5.5 amperes. These computer chips are manipulating the voltage and amperage ratios, which may not provide the safest treatment for the patient. Other manufacturers do not use this chip and their units often run between 8 and 12 volts, and again, may go as high as 5.5 amperes. In this instance, the patient is better off not doing the treatment. THESE ARE NOT SAFE TREATMENT LEVELS FOR PRACTITIONERS, AND IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS, YOU NEED TO DO MORE RESEARCH.
Many of the these Eastern Style units run hot when you follow the instructions, running at 8 to 14 volts. Without a voltage display, there is no way for you to adjust for the water and mineral variables. The minimum requirement for ionization is 13.6 volts; however, it is best for the human body if the ionization process runs at about 18 volts during the session. AS A PRACTITIONER, YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF THIS.
The water used can also be an important variable when offering effective ionic Foot Bath treatments, and it does require a voltage display to read these numbers. If the water contains a higher than average amount of minerals, for example, in Southern California it may not allow for you to add salt to the treatment water. Without the proper amount of salt for an effective ionization process, you may be wasting your time. It would be very difficult to guarantee yourself, or a patient, that the treatment worked without knowing that the water was actually ionizing at a voltage range of 14 volts, without a voltage display. Seriously, you would be guessing every time you ran a treatment that the voltage is high enough to create ionization and that it is being done at a safe level.
There are more copy units available than legitimate brand names. These units, which come without voltage displays, typically run hot and do not last very long. As a consumer, you also need to know whom you’re buying from.
Third, the Enhanced Living IONIC FOOT BATH is a custom made device ONLY SOLD through Enhanced Living or an Enhanced Living Affiliate Medical Practitioner. Other products can look similar, but they are not the same. BE VERY AWARE OF WHOM YOU ARE BUYING FROM AND WHAT YOU ARE BUYING INTO.
Fourth, micro currents or ionic therapy are an effective means to cell activation and waste removal-but only if the unit allows you to read and adjust voltage and amperage ratios and the user is taught to understand the relationship between the voltage and amperage variables in the treatment water. The Enhanced Living IONIC FOOT BATH offers comprehensive instruction, treatment plans, basic protocols, and everything you need to get started. The Eastern Style units do not offer much in the area of crucial instruction.
Fifth, these copy units have created a bad reputation for the Ionic Therapy Industry. For good reason, these units are manufactured with numerous faults, and come with bogus literature that informs the consumer that the units detoxify the consumer body through their feet into the water. These units and service providers should be avoided. This can be verified by going to www.quackwatch.com. The Enhanced Living IONIC FOOT BATH does not make these claims.
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