Japanese health boosters | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Because of my passion for food, I’m also very health-conscious. I’m willing to try anything that will help improve my health.

Last week, in one of my food tours of Korea, we visited a ginseng center and were told about the benefits of a 6-year-old ginseng. I was very interested until I heard about the $3,000 price on the six-month supply box. Exercise na lang.

I’ve tried a lot of things but the best I’ve invested in health-wise would be, first, my Japanese Kangen water machine.

My cholesterol was borderline and my doctor said that if it didn’t improve, I’d have to be on maintenance meds. A friend said, “Pare, water from Japan, try mo.”

After two months on this water, I had a blood check and my doctor told me to continue what I was doing because my bad cholesterol level had dropped “significantly.”

My second health investment is Waki, another recommendation from a friend. “Waki,  pare. Robinsons Galleria. Free!” So off I went.

Though I didn’t have a problem sleeping, I would often wake up at 3 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep.


Waki is a machine conceptualized in Japan. The machine is attached to a cord which in turn is attached to a pad. You sit on the pad and when you tap any part of your body, you will feel a static.

The first time I sat there for 30 minutes, that night I slept straight, woke up at 3 a.m. and went back to deep sleep.

The next day, I was back at Waki and this time, listened intently to what it was about. What the machine does is that it pumps in negative ions into your body to create a balance.

Note how, in the province, Baguio or the beach, people tend to sleep well. The air is full of negative ions while the city air, because of pollution, is filled with positive ions.

I have been going to Waki for four months now and my sleeping pattern has totally changed. I sleep very well.

I also enjoy talking to the people who go to the Waki shop. Many of those with blood sugar problems have seen their numbers go down. Many have stopped their dialysis. Many have recovered from stroke and cancer. Unbelievable machine.

Eventually, the company wants you to buy the machine. But I’ve spoken to many who have been going there for years—every day. Waki has branches all over the metro.