Richard Millard is the Managing Director of Energy for Health and here introduces the background to the company. "Energy for Health was formed in 2002 with the aim of offering innovative and inexpensive tools for maintaining good health in the home, by combining the knowledge and expertise of East & West; North & South. "Pictured here with Hannah McDonald (who developed our Practitioner Forum and designed the Practitioner Trials conducted with our Passive Exercisers) are my wife, Kimiyo, and myself at an Exhibition in Olympia, London - where we demonstrated the FlexxiCore, our innovative passive exerciser.
"Kimiyo is a State Registered Nurse with many years experience in Japanese hospitals. She has a searching eye when it comes to choosing quality healthcare products, and a deep interest in the many strands of traditional and modern medical knowledge that are evolving so fast these days.
"I have lived in Japan for over 10 years myself, and grew to appreciate the way in which Japanese society blends its traditional understanding and practices with all the new knowledge that is these days emerging from all corners of the world.
"The Japanese really seem to thrive by learning about anything that WORKS WELL - and then adapting it to their own needs. CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT IS THE WATCHWORD, and QUALITY is the result, no matter what the source of the knowledge, research, technology and materials.
"Our first project at Energy for Health was to research a class of Passive Exercise Machines that has been immensely popular in the Far East for about 20 years. The first of these passive exercisers was invented in Japan in 1989 - adopting the principle of what the Japanese affectionately call "Goldfish Exercise" - a way of exercising the spine which predates the machines by many decades.
"After becoming hugely popular among the Chinese too, these exercisers later reached the West and became known as "Chi Machines" (and later the term was registered as a Trade Mark by the Taiwanese company that introduced the original model to the West). The name includes the word 'chi' because of the energising effect these exercisers give - based on the Chinese understanding of the benefits that come from stimulating 'chi' energy to boost all the body's healing and energy systems.
"Energy for Health introduced the forerunner to the FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser to the UK in 2003. After working closely with many healthcare practitioners and ordinary people over the last 13 years, and with the manufacturers in Taiwan, we have launched several upgrades and have witnessed a broad range of health benefits that canpotentially help people of all ages and fitness levels.
"We enjoy hearing the many stories of people who have found benefits of many kinds from using the FlexxiCore over the last nine years. We have also been greatly encouraged by the positive response of healthcare professionals - including more than 200 who participated in two series of trials undertaken during 2005 - 2007. A full report on the 1stPhase of these Practitioner Trials waspublishedin Positive Health magazine [www.positivehealth.com] in July 2006.
"A 2nd series of trials in which over 60 Healthcare Professionals undertook trials with selected clients who had specific conditions has produced some really interesting Case Studies that confirm how much relief the Flexxicore can give to people with chronic conditions of many types." An article onthis 2ndPhase of Practitioner Trials can be read here on the Positive Health website here.
Healthcare Author Maggie Tisserand wrote another article which reviews these Case Studies - as well as Maggie's own experience. You can read this articlehere. Practitioners who would like to read a sample of these Case Studies can send us a request byemail.
In 2016 we launched another innovative healthcare device - the FlexxiCore Challenger which is an amazingly versatile - and much more affordable - variant of the fitness technology made popular by the Power Plate (R) brand of vibration platforms. You can read more about the Challenger and Whole Body Vibration Training here. You can also watch a short video here.
"Over the years we have also discovered a variety of other innovative products that are effective but not necessarily well-known by the general public. We have selected a few of those that meet our high standards for quality and that we are happy to recommend to healthcare practitioners and our customers. These are available to buy on this site, and we will be adding more high-quality products to the online shop from time to time.
"I hope you will enjoy trying some of them - and we would welcome hearing from you with comments, feedback or questions by email
Energy for Health has a commitment to excellence, integrity, and friendly service. This commitment has been recognised by the Complementary Medical Association, who awarded us CMA Approved Supplier Status in 2006. This status is awarded only to "companies that produce exceptional products and services". In order for a company to be accepted by The CMA as a CMA Approved Supplier, the company needs to "demonstrate a genuine commitment to ethical trading, safety, sustainability, excellence of products and services."
Energy for Health is a Corporate Sponsor of BackCare, the British Charity that aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain. BackCare also funds scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.
As a company we are committed to providing a friendly and helpful post-sales backup service to make sure our customers receive help and advice on all aspects of their purchases.