A Volcanic Stone Vessel
The inventor of the Lava Steam vessel, Mr. Chen Hung Lieh, first met Mr. Takagi of the Japanese Nuclear Energy Council in 1996 and learned about the extraordinary power of 708 Energy Rocks, which are mined from Mt. Dekiyamakouzan in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Mr. Chen was interested in the properties of these special rocks, and in 1998 began looking at exploiting these unique properties to improve the effectiveness of traditional Chinese heat therapy. His endeavors led him through various approaches to deliver the benefits of 708 Energy Rocks, resulting in the current Lava Steam vessel approach.
Healing a Sick Father
Around the year 2000, Mr. Chen’s father, who was then aged 78; fell down a flight of stairs and his injuries left him wheelchair-bound. For three years, he suffered from chronic pain and general health deterioration, and had to see doctors once or twice a week. Mr. Chen decided to try the 708 Energy Rocks therapy approach on his father. Three months after such therapy sessions, his father’s pain eased significantly and his general health improved to a point where he was able to leave his wheelchair, walk on his own, and resume normal activities. Much more than the medical benefits, Mr. Chen was impressed by his father’s transformation from suffering a debilitating injury to regaining his cheerful outlook on life.
Making a Breakthrough
Encouraged by what he saw, Mr. Chen decided to invest all he had to further develop the 708 Energy Rock therapy approach for chronic diseases. As Mr. Chen was near retirement, his family and friends thought that such an endeavor would be too risky for him. His father was the lone exception, and even contributed his own life savings — all for the cause of “breaking through the impasse that the medical field faces in the treatment of chronic disease”– in order to come up with a therapy that would be gentle and effective, but without side effects. As Mr. Chen’s research and development progressed, his father would often inquire about study subjects’ reactions to therapy.
Mr. Chen Recognized
In 2005 Mr. Chen received honorary recognition as a doctor of Natural Medicine from the World Organization of Natural Medicine Practitioners (WONMP) for the invention of his therapeutic vessel. In 2007, the “Steam and hot-air bath appliance” won the “bronze medaille verliehen” from IENA, Germany.
Mr. Chen’s vessel is patented in Taiwan and in mainland China. In 2012, a patent application was submitted in the United States for the vessel.
Lava Steam Used by Olympians
For the past 15 years Mr. Chen’s vessel has been used by many of spas, clinics, and hospitals in Taiwan and mainland China, and all have had promising results. Eventually, Mr. Chen’s vessel was adopted for use by the 2008 Chinese Olympic team.
What are 708 Rocks?
In the early summer of 1978, while searching for “cement coagulant” substances, a NASA satellite accidentally discovered that Dekiyamakouzan Mountain of Japan contains only anions (more commonly known as negative ions), but no positively charged ions. Subsequent exploration found that Dekiyamakouzan Mountain in Aichi, Japan is rich in minerals with high levels of anions and far-infrared. 708 is the number given to this mine by the Japan government.
Japanese 708 tourmaline originated as mud 3,000 meters below sea-level. It was formed through volcanic activity and millions of years of movement in the earth, which melted, compressed and compacted the mud into a hard crystalline tourmaline within which powerful energy was sealed. This unique tourmaline possesses abundant anions, far-infrared, and electrolysis which are beneficial to the human body.
Its anion content is twelve times that of Maifanite in China, seven times that of hornblende and obsidian in Europe, and four times that of black bamboo carbon. The well-known Brazilian tourmaline can produce 6,500 anions/second/cm3 of boiled water when the tourmaline and boiled water mixing ratio is ideal, while Japanese 708 tourmaline can produce 7,500 anions. Only the unique Japanese 708 tourmaline offers the highest health benefits.