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Airnergy+ Review

Review of the Airnergy Professional Plus and Airnergy Professional Activated Oxygen Therapy Devices:

November 2018 Update

Manufacture: In 2017, Airnergy AG ceased production of the Airnergy Professional machine. In March 2018 Airnergy AG took over the manufacturing of the Vital Air 5+ and Vital Air 3+ from Gunzël Consulting and continues to manufacture the Airnergy Professional Plus model.

Power Rankings: In descending order of Activated Oxygen power output: The Vital Air 5+ (current purchase price: £4100.00), The Kinetic Oxygen 6 (current purchase price: £1995.00), The Vital Air 3+ (current purchase price: £3450.00), The Airnergy Professional Plus (current purchase price: £4295.00), The Valkion Starwind (current purchase price: £3500.00) and the SOEMAC (current purchase price: £419.00).

Power: We have recently understood the internal configuration of the air flow and Activation Chambers in the Airnergy machines. Normal air is drawn into the machine through the air filter, and is passed through the first and second of the four Oxygen Activation Chambers. The Activated Oxygen is then passed through water to humidify the Activated Oxygen, making it more easily absorbed into the body. Once the Activated Oxygen leaves the humidifying bottle, it goes back into the machine and through the third and fourth Oxygen Activation Chambers, then out of the machine through the nasal cannula for inhalation by the user. In our opinion, the passing of the Activated Oxygen part way through the four Activation chamber process has a diminishing effect on the strength of the Activated Oxygen. Whilst the strength of the Activation Oxygen achieved in the first and second Activation Chambers is not totally eradicated, we believe it does have an impact on the strength of the Activated Oxygen entering the third and fourth Activation Chambers. We feel that the reduction in strength could be anywhere between a quarter and third diminishment of strength in the final Activated Oxygen power delivered to the user at the end of the Activation process. Thus we would suggest that whilst the Professional Plus is sold as a four chamber machine, the positioning of the humidifying process half way through the entire Activation process renders the machine as having the same Activation strength as a two or three chamber machine. We believe that because of the internal Oxygen flow configuration, the Airnergy Professional Plus could be up to 65% less powerful than a Vital Air 5+ (See Vital Air Review Update) and, in all probability, is now less powerful than the Vital Air 3+ because of the upgraded dual catalyst array found in the Vital Air machine Oxygen Activation Chambers since September 2017.

Price: The price of the Airnergy Professional Plus, sold by the authorised distributors’ network around the world, remains £4657.00, though this is not published online. A brand new Airnergy Professional Plus from Unique Perceptions, based in the United Kingdom will cost you £4295.00, a saving of £362.00.

Technology: There have been no therapeutic technological advancements in this machine since 2006, to the best of our knowledge. In 2012 there were a couple of aesthetic improvements in terms of volume of pump sound, casing redesign and clip optimisation (the clip connecting the humidifying bottle to the machine). However, these cosmetic improvements do not impact the strength of the Activated Oxygen Therapy received by the user from the machine.

Note: If you push any form of gas through a liquid, regardless of the consistency of the liquid, that liquid will offer up a resistance or barrier to that which you are pushing through it. In the case of the Airnergy machines, pushing air through water to humidify it is a key element of the power and intensity process that the Oxygen molecules undergo before leaving the machine. In the case of the Vital Air machines, the Oxygen is pushed through water for humidification purposes at the beginning of the process before any Oxygen enters any of the Activation Chambers. Placing the Activated Oxygen humidification process at the beginning of the process may initially seem sensible, however there is a likelihood that following humidification, with the humidified water having to be pumped through (up to) 5 Chambers, the Oxygen will be dried out, largely negating the hydration process. it may even be that through this ‘drying out’ of the previously humidified Activated Air, some of its intensity or power (in terms of deliverable energy contained in the Oxygen molecules) is lost as the Activated Air leaves the machine.

So where the water interacts with the Activated Oxygen in the overall process is a key aspect of your decision making process when renting or buying a device and a question you should ask the retailers of the Activated Oxygen machine. The best option is not to pump the Activated Oxygen through water at all, such as with the Kinetic Oxygen 6, or at the very least at the beginning of the process, such as with the Vital Air machines, rather than part way through the process like in the Airnergy Professional Plus. Although you will certainly get Activated Oxygen exiting the Professional Plus, it won’t be as strong as the Activated Oxygen available to the user from the Kinetic Oxygen 6 or Vital Air Machines.

The strength or intensity of the Activated Oxygen leaving the machine is a combination of how many Activation chambers are involved, how many catalyst are in each of the chambers, the size of the Activation Area within the catalysts, how many light sources there are in each chamber, the frequency the light source is set to and where in the process the Activated Oxygen is pumped through water (if at all).

Airnergy AG, the Manufacturer of the Airnergy Professional Plus no longer manufacture the Airnergy Professional due to it not being powerful enough, though some are still available on the secondhand market.

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2016 Airnergy Professional Plus Machine and Airnergy Professional Machine Review:

In our opinion, this is a sleek machine delivering the powerful Activated Oxygen through of 3 (Professional) and 4 (Professional Plus) Activation Chambers, each containing Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and a catalyst. The number of LEDs in each chamber is a closely guarded secret as is the formulation of the catalyst. In simple terms, the normal air is drawn in through the back of the machine, either through an air filter attached to the inlet valve, or without the air filter, by a powerful air pump, and passed through the first two Activation Chambers where the Oxygen in the air is Activated via the LEDs and Catalyst. Once Activated, the air is then passed through a glass bottle containing water, so the Oxygen becomes humidified. The humidification process makes for a smoother and easier absorption through the lungs and into the blood stream. Finally the humidified Oxygen is the passed through the second 2 Activation Chambers in the case of the Professional Plus or the 3rd Chamber in the case of a Professional, where once again it undergoes further Activation, and is then passed out of the machine via a nozzle at the front of the machine, to which a nasal cannula attached. The Activated Oxygen is breathed in, via the Cannula, connected to the patient’s nose. It is possible to place a glass aromatherapy bottle containing preferred therapeutic essential oils, between the machine and the cannula to enhance the experience.

The main control features centre around the session timing buttons, and the intensity button. Firstly the ‘Intensity’, this button regulates the number of LEDs lit in each of the Chambers, there is a choice of 50%, 75% or 100% of the lights Activated. Needless to say the more lights you have lit, the more intense the Activated Oxygen Therapy received. It is not possible to regulate the intensity of the catalyst. The session timing buttons are simply used to increase or decrease the length of the session (minutes). By using the combination of these two buttons, the appropriate ‘strength’ of therapy can be achieved for the individual.

As the air flow is directed through the glass sparkler and the water bottle, if you are using an air filter on the back of the machine (recommended), you can drink the water in the bottle after each session, as the water contains Activated Oxygen which has health benefits in its own right and adds to the therapeutic power of the session. If you’re not using air filters inserted into the back of the machine, it is not advisable to drink this water, as the water in the glass bottle will be acting as the air filter, and likely contain particles of airborne dust sucked into the machine from the surrounding vicinity. It is worth noting that the on board software is set up to request a new air filter be inserted every 50 hours, meaning that you have to purchase a new set of air filters (2 pack) every 100 hours, so this is an extra ongoing cost to consider. We do recommend the use of air filters if you live in a particularly dusty environment or have pets, which may moult and leave animal hairs floating in the room’s atmosphere where the machine is kept.

In our opinion, the most vulnerable part of the machine is the glass sparkler, which is inserted into the glass bottle containing water, and whose tubing is attached to the machine to direct the flow of the air. The diffuser, which is at the bottom of the glass sparkler’s stalk has a tendency to snap off if the glass sparkler is not pulled out of the glass water bottle straight, as the diffuser gets caught on the lip of the glass bottle. This can then leave splinters of glass in the bottle, if not noticed by the owner, which is obviously a danger to users. It is therefore important to check the glass sparkler is intact prior to each session. Glass sparklers are not cheap to replace, costing around £90.00 (Inc. Package and Posting). Also, regarding the glass sparkler we recommend that you do not detach the plastic nozzle, which fits onto the machine, from the plastic tubes that lead up to the glass sparkler crown. If you do this, for whatever reason, and then inadvertently replace the nozzle the wrong way round, you’ll find that the machine sucks the water in the glass bottle into the final two Activation Chambers, and blows it out of the machine up the cannula towards your nose.

One issue that does arise because of the humidification of the active air is that water, overtime, collects in the nasal cannulae being used to deliver the Activated Oxygen to the nose. A number of aspects impact the amount of water that collects in the cannulae. The ambient temperature of the air in the room that is sucked into the machine, and what the increase in temperature is as it flows through the machine, through the humidification process, and back out of the machine through the nasal cannula. Where the temperature change is significant, it can cause excess of water to collect over time in the tube, which gradually ascends up the tube, pushed by the Activated Oxygen Air flow towards the nose. Depending on how you feel about this prospect, you should be prepared to change the cannula every three to four weeks with normal use of the machine. With some clients, we have noticed, where there is excessive use of the machine, then the water collection in the cannula is significant increased. Also if you are wearing the cannula and breathing Activated Oxygen in through the nose, though also breathing out through the nose, this will also significantly increase the amount of water collecting in the tube. Where at all possible it is advisable to breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.

The machine has a sleep mode. This mode, on new machines, activates a small blue light on the front of the machine. This can be annoying to some, if for instance, the machine is sited in the bedroom next to where you sleep. The blue glow can be annoying if you are not used to it and need complete darkness to sleep. We suggest that you unplug the machine from the wall.

If you choose to leave the water in the bottle for long period, then over time, there will be a furring up of the water bottle and the diffuser part of the glass sparkler. This takes different lengths of time depending on what type of water you are using in the glass bottle. If you use normal tap water, this will fur up the bottle and diffuser quite quickly, compared to using distilled water, which contains no additives. Using still mineral water or spring water can delay the furring process. We have found that a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar, mixed with a good amount of warm water in the glass bottle, with the glass element inserted into it and left for 24 hours, will dissolve any furring. A very dilute apple cider vinegar and water solution swilled round the bottle (and rinsed very well afterwards) is also the best method of regular cleaning of the bottle that we have so far found.
The Activation technology is basically the same since it was invented and has not changed. There have been some cosmetic tweaks along the way, for instance the casing design was changed in 2010 because the old casing tended to fade and discolour in direct sunlight, though the new casing now tends to crack around the upper lip of the machine if placed in direct sunlight. The air filter design was changed in 2014, (reason unknown, though does not seem to add anything significant to the user experience). The added air filter for the new Vital Air machines now allows you to drink the Activated Water that the Activated Oxygen has passed through, so this is no longer a sole advantage of the Airnergy machines. In 2012 the clip to which the glass sparkler nozzle is attached to direct the air flow through the glass bottle containing water, was changed as it was identified as particularly difficult to undo, as you needed to hold a metal clip in with one hand and squeeze the butterfly wings on the plastic nozzle to remove the nozzle and tubing attached to the glass sparkler. This was particularly difficult for people lacking strength in their hands and finger. Now you can simply press the nozzle firmly into the hole, though you still need to have a firm grip to pull it out.

There is a comprehensive user manual that explains everything you need to know, except for a couple of important details such as how to work out how many hours of operation you have clocked up, and how best to start your regime on the machine (the manual recommends everyone should use the device for 21 minutes daily, though in our experience, this may be too powerful for some people initially – and for others will not be long enough to start to see benefits).

As with Vital Air, the same ‘acclimatisation principles’ apply when using Airnergy. We feel it is very important for everyone to acclimatise themselves to this therapy, which is very different from traditional Oxygen therapies which simply ‘push’ more Oxygen into the body. We feel everyone should start off very gently, building up slowly to the 21 minutes per day recommended by Airnergy AG (Airnergy Manufacturers) and then increasing as appropriate to the individual. We have heard tales of users being told to increase the intensity or duration of treatment in the early stages of use by the Airnergy UK distributor – and to just ‘bear with it’ when symptoms are experienced. If you proceed with Activated Oxygen Therapy in this way, like the proverbial ‘bull in a china shop’, you may experience headaches or nausea, a ‘muzzy head’, drowsiness or tingling in the extremities (fingers and toes) or disruption in sleep patterns in the initial stages, as the body begins to recognise the Activated Oxygen yet finds it too ‘powerful’ to respond to without a significant detoxification / ‘healing’ reaction. On a positive note, these ‘healing’ symptoms show that your body is reactive and responsive to this therapy, though in the initial acclimatisation stages, this can be quite off putting if not expected. Also, although for many people ‘pushing through’ may be the preferred modus operandi, for some individuals with chronic illnesses such as M.E. / CFS / MS, it is imperative to minimise these detoxification / healing reactions since they themselves can delay recovery within these particularly sensitive and overloaded body systems. If you do experience such reactions, then we recommend that you drop back on the intensity and session length until such time as the reactions disappear, and then slowly build back up again. (as part of our rental package we offer regular support ‘check-in’ sessions to ensure we can minimise any healing reactions and manage your therapy appropriately).

Servicing is important with these machines, though it depends on how often you use the machine as to how quickly servicing time comes round. The machine is programmed to require a complete service after 2000 hours of use. So if you do the maths, you can work out that if you stick to two 21 minutes per day, its going to be 7.72 years before you need to spend somewhere in the region of £400.00 for a full service and system reset. The machine must be returned to Germany for servicing as this can only be performed by the manufacturer Airnergy AG. (Please contact us to arrange your Airnergy service).

And one last thing, at the end of each session, once the actual Activated Oxygen Therapy is finished, the Airnergy machine seems to continue going for another minute – during this time it is blowing through the system and nasal cannula to dry the tubing – so basically pushing through the final parts of Activated Oxygen that have been produced – so it is best to stay attached to the machine during this process to get the most out of your session and also to minimise the condensation production in the nasal tubing. (The Vital Air machines simply ‘end’ the session without this blow through).

Pros of the Airnergy Activated Oxygen Therapy Machines:

    1. Variable intensity and timing settings

    2. Memory button

    3. Nice clean casing – easy to clean

    4. Post 2012 have an easier nozzle attachment process.

    5. Very durable and long lasting

    6. Good length of time, 2000 hours, before a service is required.

    7. Can include an Aromatherapy bottle as standard for additional Aromatherapy during sessions

 

Cons of the Airnergy Activated Oxygen Therapy Machines:

  1. Vulnerable Glass Sparkler (same as Vital Air devices)

  2. Casing prone to cracking if left in direct sunlight.

  3. Blue light remains on whilst in sleep mode

  4. Older models, pre 2012, have a metal clip as part of the mechanism to attach the glass sparkler nozzle to the machine, which makes it quite hard to remove the nozzle, you’ll need both hands.

  5. Compared to the Vital Air 3 and 5+ (4000 hours), the Airnergy Professional and Professional Plus (2000 hours) has half the hours available to the user before a full service is required

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Disclaimer:
Please note that this information should not be constituted as personal medical advice. It is not claimed that Activated Oxygen Therapy can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please seek appropriate direct medical attention and healthcare for any acute or chronic symptoms or illness.