Tri-Vortex™ Technology – Big scam?
Posted 30 October 2011
Tri-Vortex™ claims that by treating water with a hi-end computer, professional audio software & hardware, amplifiers and a set of domed cylindrical chambers, that they can change the molecular structure of water and give it additional properties.
The claims are made that drinking the treated water will have the following effects:
- Natural pain relief – with no chemicals.
- Complete hydration – water is structured and offers better cellular hydration.
- Improved vitality and balance – in both humans and animals.
- Reduction of negative effects from radiation in cell phones and electronic devices
Frankly, this is baloney and reeks of scam.
The local distributor is Anton Ungerer.
This is his contact details: Address: No. 159 Goodwood Street Kyalami Estate 1684 Gauteng South Africa Telephone: +27 (11) 025-8838 +27 (11) 026-0107 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The “product” is based on the work of Masaru Emoto, a Japanese author and entrepreneur known for his claims that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto claims that positive changes to water crystals can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.
Commentators have criticized Emoto for insufficient experimental controls, and for not sharing enough details of his approach with the scientific community. In addition, Emoto has been criticized for designing his experiments in ways that leave them open to human error influencing his findings. In 2003, James Randi publicly offered Emoto one million dollars if his results can be reproduced in a double-blind study. From Wikipedia – read more (Note: Although Wikipedia cannot be used as a perfect reference, the information available is often very useful and mostly correct.)
At the local Tri-Vortex website, the “experiments” appear to overwhelmingly support the effects of this product. However, the reader should remember that this is not independent research nor have these effects been reproduced.
At http://forloveofwater.co.za/tri-vortex/ the following nonsense is sprouted:
Tri-Vortex is a quantum technology using sound to mimic the rhythms of nature. When products that are treated in special chambers come into contact with water, it assists in adjusting the structure of the molecules in such a way that it returns to the original state as found in nature. It helps to remove the chaos from the water thereby reducing stress in the water and ultimately in humans, animals and plants. It has seen remarkable results around the world. Cells hydrate optimally when presented with structured water. As a first step, always remember to filter your water to get rid of harmful substances.
The Tri-Vortex treated products usually retain their properties for a few years during which the person, or animal, will have benefited tremendously.
Tri-Vortex South Africa was established by Anton Ungerer in 2001. His tremendous excitement and passion for this technology has led to some new discoveries and applications that have a world wide application and benefits. Developments in the pipeline are equally exciting and promise to usher in the concept of true empowerment in personal healthcare.
Again, this reads like pseudoscience baloney, quackery, and scam.
Anton Ungerer / Tri-Vortex also sell the “Tri-Vortex™ range of Pendants, Bangles and various other items are most commonly used for NATURAL pain relief. “These items are used as indicated or placed directly on the specific area for most effective relief of pain. Although pain relief is the most obvious result, the Tri-Vortex™ products have a wonderful balancing effect on the entire body and, if needed the disc can be worn permanently with no side effects.”
Read more about similar products, e.g., Power Balance bracelet
Anton Ungerer with Dr. Emoto
More on Anton Ungerer and the “team” behind Tri-Vortex.
At this site are links to Dr Emoto’s studies and a discussion of the studies and the “evidence”. NOTE: The two published* studies specifically examined whether a change in water crystals is possible and NOT on any of the “benefits” being claimed, i.e., pain relief, improved vitality and balance, etc.
*not in highly-regarded publications
Updated 02 November 2011
Thanks to readers responses, I am not actively looking for more Vortex products, and it is getting even wore weird!
“Dr Alan Marriott has developed a specialized technique using Tri-Vortex technology.
His self help audio programs have been placed onto Tri-Vortex treated MP3 players – not only do you benefit from the course material, but in addition, your vitality and wellbeing ness gets a boost from the effects of the Tri-Vortex treatment of the hardware.” http://www.theacademyofhypnosis.com/shop/products
Update 28 may 2012: ASA Ruling
All Tri-Vortex postings: