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WAVELENGTH NO. 07

SEPTEMBER 2017

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Knockoff Products: Don’t be fooled by low prices and looks alone.

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ith the rise of the internet and mall marketing sites such as Amazon and Alibaba, shopping is easier than ever. Websites like Kickstarter make it easy to showcase a new product concept and raise the funds to make the product a reality. However, with the ease of convenience comes a few perturbing, and in some cases, hazardous down sides.

Not all reviews and health blogs are legitimate. Some receive kickbacks for positive reviews.

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For business owners and product innovators, the growth of the internet and internet mall marketing websites has been both a blessing and a curse. While the internet makes it easier for visionaries to get their products out onto the market, it also makes it easier for those willing to replicate ideas for their own gain. In the modern age, a new product concept could be advertised or posted to a site like Kickstarter, and a knockoff of that very product could be advertised for sale on Amazon or Alibaba by a copycat manufacturer in a matter of weeks. CNBC reported on this very issue this time last year. Many reputable businesses are feeling the effects from knockoffs, particularly from China, that undercut on price and gain the unknowing shopper’s attention through questionable business practices, such as


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jumping seller ranks on Amazon through an abundance of fraudulent positive reviews or making dubious claims and comparisons regarding the knockoff product. Furthermore, while it is easy enough to copy the look of a product and have it look the same to the average Joe or Jane, the overall quality, functionality, and effectiveness of the final product are what truly matters.

The Biomat®, Knockoff Heating Pads, and FDA Registration Compliance A product as advanced and groundbreaking as the Biomat® is definitely not immune to such knockoffs. The Biomat® is a state of the art far-infrared healing device which also produces beneficial negative ions. It is unlike anything seen on the market. Scores of heating pads have flooded internet mall marketing sites from a few (mostly) Chinese-based manufacturers. Some manufacturers try to imitate the look of the Biomat®, and some infringe upon our registered trademark, “Biomat®,” to describe their basic heating pads to mislead consumers. To the average consumer, it may seem like a sweet deal

to purchase a heating pad that looks the same as an original Biomat® with a lower cost. While in some cases, cheaper items can be considered a substantial value, like most other cases, Biomat® knockoffs are a prime example of “you get what you pay for.” Our original Biomat® is registered with and cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are also registered with the FDA as the official importer, specification developer and complaint file establishment for the Biomat® and as the manufacturer through Richway & Life Co. (R&L) in South Korea. This means that Richway & Fuji Bio Inc is completely responsible for the designing, developing, manufacturing, and servicing of the Biomat®. Most sellers of knockoff products do not manufacture; most act solely as distributors. They have no legitimate input into the manufacturing and design of their products. These knockoff sellers generally outsource to a third-party manufacturing facility (usually in China) and slap their brand name on to the final product. While most of these knockoff competitors claim they are FDA registered to sell their brand of basic heating pads, a quick search from the FDA’s database will reveal SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  7


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that many of these distributors are not registered as they say. To be completely compliant with the FDA as a distributor of a medical device, the manufacturer and importer/distributor of the product must be registered with the FDA. The parties must be listed as such. Some manufacturers of knockoff heating pads are registered with the FDA. However, the importer/distributor and entity handling quality control (company in the United States) are usually not registered. This further proves that they are not involved in the manufacturing of their products. Richway & Fuji Bio and our contract manufacturer, Richway & Life (R&L) Co., are both currently registered with the FDA in a compliant manner.

Studies, Tests, and Certifications The Biomat® is a medical device which has been consistently developed and improved over the past 20 years. Because the Biomat® has been proven effective in many applications, many medical practitioners use it in their practice to help their clients. Many other businesses including yoga instructors and massage therapists use the Biomat® to enhance their classes and sessions.

Biomat® which is published in the Prime International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine.

Do Your Research and Buy with Confidence

Unlike the knockoff products currently on the market, the Biomat® has undergone rigorous testing and has many certifications to prove its safety and efficacy. The Biomat® has been properly registered with the US FDA, South Korean FDA, and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency of Japan as a medical device. The Biomat® has also been certified for electrical safety. In our next issue, we explain the different certifications and what the significance is in relation to the Biomat®.

Many knockoff manufacturers are just starting up, and while many claim to have superior warranties, many come with fine print and technical wording that make them sound better than they are. Why take a gamble on a company that may be here today and gone tomorrow?

As an example, our CSA certification indicates the Biomat® and Biobelt™ have been evaluated by CSA and found to comply with their requirements for their standards. The CSA certification provides increased assurance of quality and safety to consumers. Richway & Fuji Bio and R&L also currently have the ISO 13485 certification indicating our quality management systems have been audited and certified to meet the standards of the International Standards Organization.

Also, be wary of what you read on the internet. Not all reviews and health blogs are legitimate. Some reviewers receive kickbacks for positive reviews. Do your research and check multiple sources, so you can make an informative purchase that’s worth your hard-earned money. When you order a Richway Biomat®, you can rest assured that you will be able to attain superb service with a class-leading warranty and repair program. Your purchase is backed by a company in business for 20 years and counting with the tools and resources necessary to ensure that you get the most out of your purchase.

An abundance of studies involving far infrared and thermotherapy exist. Many knockoff companies relate these studies to their heating pads. While these studies do highlight and prove the many benefits of far infrared rays and even negative ions, the positive results were not the results of subjects using the knockoff heating pads. On the other hand, the Biomat® itself has been the main subject of a few studies and featured in a few books. Dr. George Grant of the International Academy of Wellness (IAW) conducted a study on the SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  9


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Fact or Fiction: Richway & Biomat® Myths Debunked

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he internet is a powerful tool, but not everything that is on the internet is factual. We have compiled a list of statements found online about Richway and the Biomat® and officially answer whether the buzz is fact or fiction.

Be aware of paid-for reviews! Some companies compensate bloggers and reviewers of products to obtain a favorable review of their products. These reviews can contain inaccurate claims and false information about competitor products. Know the facts and research thoroughly!

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Claim: Other competitor mats that have different stones on both sides (top and bottom) are better because of variety. FICTION – Having stones on either side could be a safety hazard. Each Biomat® contains a thermal protection layer at the bottom (the side without the stones) to help keep excess far infrared heat from travelling under the mat and onto the surface it is lying on. This also means the user is receiving more of the beneficial far infrared heat. Mats with stones on either side may not have this protection, because they are designed to be used on either side. This allows the heat to travel both up towards the user and down onto whatever surface the mat is placed on. Over time, surfaces in contact with double sided mats could be damaged more easily by the heat. Also, the user is losing more of the beneficial heat as it travels downward and away from the user.

Claim: Richway & Fuji Bio is actually based in South Korea NOT Hawaii. FICTION – Richway & Fuji Bio is, in fact, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. All customer service, order processing, quality control, and product design is done at our office in Honolulu. The Biomat® is manufactured by our contract manufacturer, Richway & Life Co. (R&L), in South Korea.

Claim: The Biomat® only contains amethyst which makes it inferior. It needs jade, amethyst, and tourmaline to be effective. FICTION – Through our 20 years of extensive research, we have found that amethyst produces the optimal amount of natural infrared rays over jade. The Biomat® also contains a layer within it called the TOCA layer.

The TOCA layer is a tourmaline layer, and in conjunction with the peach and grape seeds layer, allows the Biomat® to produce an abundance of negative ions.

Claim: The larger Biomats® do not contain tourmaline because it would greatly increase the cost of the product. FICTION – As mentioned in the previous answer, all Biomats® contain a tourmaline layer within them. The Mini Biomat® includes alternating rows of amethyst and tourmaline stones to aid it in producing the same amount of negative ions as the larger mats.

Claim: You have to pay extra for a cover for your Biomat®. FICTION – Each Biomat® comes with a cotton pad that should be placed over it to protect it and allow the heat to be evenly dispersed. Each cotton pad includes the Hideo diagram – an energy pattern which incorporates sacred geometry. Additionally, each Mini and Professional Biomat® comes with a hard-shell carry case for convenient mobility. Single, Queen and King Biomats® come with a duffel-like bag. Hi-Pora waterproof pads may also be purchased separately. These special waterproof pads repel water while also remaining permeable enough for far-infrared rays and negative ions to easily pass through them.

Claim: Richway was issued an official warning letter from the FDA, and the company never took care of it. FICTION – Richway’s previous contract manufacturer, Richway NF, received a warning letter in 2013. Since this event, Richway & Fuji Bio

contracted a new manufacturer, R&L Co. R&L Co. has been our contract manufacturer since 2013 and meets or exceeds the standards and regulations set forth by the FDA. R&L Co. has never been issued a warning letter from the US FDA.

Claim: Richway does not produce their Biomats® and provide support after the purchase. FICTION – Richway is registered with the FDA as the official importer, specification developer and complaint file establishment for the Biomat®. Our contact manufacturer, R&L Co. in South Korea, is also registered. Richway & Fuji Bio Inc is responsible for the designing, developing, manufacturing, and servicing of the Biomat®.

Claim: All infrared, gemstone heating mats are the same. FICTION – Not all infrared, gemstone mats are the same. The Biomat®, for example, has been evolving since 1997 and contains unique layers to provide additional health benefits to the user. The Biomat® contains the Peach and Grape Seed Layer™ and provides organic energy, natural far infrared, and a class-leading amount of negative ions. The TOCA Layer™ is a tourmaline layer within the mat which provides negative ions as well, and the surface layer of the Biomat® utilizes 100% cotton fabric (not including the urethane window which shows the gemstones). The state of the art IC chip within the Biomat’s® controller controls the programming of the Biomat®. These innovate technologies set the Biomat® apart from the imitations.

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America’s Troubled Tap What’s in your water, and why should you be concerned?

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n our last issue, we highlighted America’s water supply and serious issues with quality, contamination, and safety. As reported in our last segment, these problems are severe and span the entire nation. From lead, to pesticides, and chlorine, our tap water is under constant threat. But what makes these contaminants so dangerous? In this segment, we take a closer look at each of the most common drinking water contaminants, their history, and how they adversely affect the body. We will also give you solutions to stay protected.

Lead With recent events involving lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan, lead is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. Lead is soft, has a low melting temperature, and is highly workable. Because of these qualities, lead was widely used in plumbing and piping back in the day. In 1986 and 1996, amendments were made to the Safe Drinking Water Act and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule, which eventually ended its use for these purposes. Despite this, many older homes and city waterways have old lead piping, as these amendments did not affect previous installations. Most of the time, old lead plumbing leaches a minimal amount of the toxic components into the water supply because of a naturally occurring protective scale layer which occurs as water runs through the plumbing. Most utilities treat their water to maintain and protect the scale layer. However, as was in the case with Flint, Michigan, if the water’s condition is not properly maintained, such as the pH of the water, the scale layer can degrade and leach lead into the water. Only specially modified activated carbon filters can filter lead from drinking SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  13


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water. The Alkal-Life 7000sL’s™ Activated Carbon Filter is designed to reduce lead in water. Test reports on the activated carbon water filter indicates the effective reduction of lead from the water source.

is found naturally in the Earth’s crust). It is also released into the environment through discharge from refineries and factories and runoff from landfills and agricultural lands.

Mercury

The Alkal-Life 7000sL’s™ Activated Carbon Filter is also designed to reduce mercury in water. The AlkalLife 7000sL’s™ Activated Carbon Filter utilizes granular activated carbon, which is recommended by the EPA as one of the four Best Available Technologies to control mercury in drinking water, and three additional filter layers.

Mercury is an extremely toxic, heavy metal which remains in a liquid state at room temperature. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), even lesser amounts of mercury can cause serious health problems. They also consider it to be a serious threat to child development in utero and early in life. Mercury has detrimental effects on many parts of the body including the lungs, kidneys, skin, and eyes. The nervous, digestive, and immune systems are all also affected negatively. How does mercury get into the water supply? Well, mercury is naturally released into the environment through weathering of rocks and volcanic activity (it

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Chlorine, Trihalomethanes, and Haloacetic Acids Chlorine is an effective disinfectant. Therefore, it is no surprise that chlorine is widely used in public water systems to kill germs. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that current studies specify the small amounts of chlorine used to treat drinking water do not pose a significant threat to health, the use of chlorine produces

trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids. Trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids are byproducts of chlorine primarily formed when chlorine is used to disinfect drinking water. Trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids are currently classified as Group B carcinogens. This means that they are shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals and are possibly carcinogenic to humans. Chloroform and bromoform are a few of the seven common trihalomethanes. In 2011, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed water quality tests they conducted of 201 American public water systems in 43 states and found that each system had trihalomethane contamination. They also noted that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations of trihalomethanes are based on a system wide annual average. Their regulations do not consider potential “spikes” in trihalomethane levels. These spikes can fluctuate from month to month and could potentially reach


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hazardous levels in any given month. Special filters are necessary to reduce trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids from drinking water. When choosing a filter to protect your family, always go with a reputable company that can provide you with a filter report which shows what it is capable of filtering out. The Alkal-Life 7000sL’s™ Active Carbon Filter contains four effective layers to filter out trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids, and our test report proves it.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) VOCs are chemicals which evaporate easily at room temperature. VOCs are both man-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. VOCs are released into the environment through burning fuels like petroleum, wood, coal, and natural gas, and from paints, glues, and solvents, and pesticides primarily from agricultural runoff. Some other examples of VOCs are benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene, all of which are highly toxic to humans.

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According to the EPA, VOCs are found in one fifth of the US water supply. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 42 of the 55 VOCs analyzed in their assessment were detected in one or more test samples. Furthermore, the USGS noted that solvents, gasoline hydrocarbons, and to a lesser extent, refrigerants, had a widespread distribution throughout the US water supply. Special filters are also needed to remove VOCs from drinking water. The Alkal-Life 7000sL™ Active Carbon Filter effectively removes VOCs commonly found in drinking water as also proven by our test reports.

Staying aware and protected Every year by July 1, if you are connected to a municipal water system, you should be sent a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) or annual drinking water quality report by your water supplier. The CCR will explain where your drinking water originates and what it contains. CCRs may not be available

for all water systems. Click here to view the EPA’s directory of drinking water CCRs and find your area’s report. If you are connected to private well water, it is recommended that you test your water supply yearly by a reputable water testing facility. Many laboratories exist to have water tested around the country, and your local health department should be able to provide a list of certified water testing labs. It is especially important to test well water because it is otherwise not monitored and treated for potential contamination. Locations relatively near industrial and agricultural zones are more prone to contamination due to runoff. Purchasing an effective water filter, such as an Alkal-Life 7000sL™ can help to keep you and your family protected from drinking water contaminants. The Alkal-Life 7000sL™ has been rigorously tested to filter the contaminants listed in our filter report available here.


Active Carbon Filter The Alkal-life 7000sL™ serves two functions. It is an effective water filtration device and it can produce -838 ORP ionized water. The Alkal-life7000sL™ contains the Active Carbon Filter. This filter scrubs your water clean as it passes through 4 layers of filter technology.

Tap water flows through the filter from the bottom up. Follow the arrows and read the description to learn how tap water becomes filtered. 1. Sediment (Pre-filter) Layer Fine particles of five microns or more are easily trapped in the sediment filter. Made from 100% polypropylene microfibers, the sediment filter has exceptional holding capacity. The mechanical filtering process eliminates a variety of impurities such as dirt, dust, and rust. This initiates the purification process and prolongs the life of the filter. As water passes through this filter, taste and odor is improved. 2. Non-woven Fabric Layer Non-woven fabrics are engineered for a variety of uses and have wide ranging applications. Due to its excellent filtration properties and durability, non-woven fabrics are being used in surgical and industrial applications. The Alkal-life 7000sL™ employs a non-woven fabric specifically designed to filter out particles and be the next line of defense. 3. Granular Activated Carbon Layer The extremely fine cavities in the granular activated carbon filter trap the tiniest contaminants. The highly absorbent filter is made from coconut peels that have been processed at high temperatures, making it suitable for removing and absorbing organic (i.e. trihalomethanes and bacteria) and nonorganic (i.e. chlorine and arsenic) compounds, odor and gaseous substances. 4. Second Non-woven Fabric Layer As a final step, water passes through another layer of this special filter to trap any remaining particles. This ensures the purest, cleanest, and clearest drinking water.

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Alkal-Life™ Potatoes LEVEL Easy

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Salt and pepper Alkal-Life™ water 3 pounds of Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes Olive or vegetable oil Finely chopped rosemary and parsley 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

Preparation 1. Wash potatoes. 2. Pre-heat your oven to 450° F/ 230° C. Cooking 1. Fill a pot with Alkal-Life™ pH 9.5 water and add salt and potatoes. When the water begins to boil, reduce to a simmer. Allow the potatoes to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Your potatoes are done when you can easily push a knife into them. 2. When the potatoes are done, drain them and set aside. 3. Make the potato seasoning. Add oil to a pan and fry the garlic with rosemary and black pepper. When the garlic turns golden brown add the seasoning to the potatoes. 4. Shake or stir the potato mixture vigorously. It is important to build up a slight mashed potato like paste on the outer surface of the potato. 5. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and place it in the oven. After 20 minutes, flip the potatoes and continue baking until nice and brown. 6. When done, transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy! Notes Alkal-Life™ water helps to break down the outer surface of the potatoes so a slightly creamy texture can build up when mixing. When baked, this creamy texture will be crisp, crunchy and full of flavor. SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  19


SACRED GEOMETRY HIDEO ENERGY PATTERN

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idden within the layers of the Biomat® is a sacred symbol known to many as the Hideo pattern. This geometric pattern resembles a lotus in full bloom.

Sacred geometry helps us understand the wonderful world around us.

The Hideo pattern is an energy pattern which incorporates sacred geometry. The Hideo pattern is currently used on current versions of the cotton pad included with the Biomat® and imprinted upon a layer within the Biomat®.

Evidence of sacred geometry is found everywhere. From the way plants grow to parts of the human body; all forms are permeated with the pattern’s energy. One aspect central to sacred geometry is known as the Golden Ratio. By

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The real beauty behind sacred geometry is that it satisfies both the artistic expression of the right brain with the intellectual thoughts of the left. Two examples demonstrating this is the flower of life and the Fibonacci sequence.

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Calvin Kim learned about the pattern through studying the research of Dr. Hideo. Soon after, he began to incorporate the pattern into all models of the Biomat®.

Examining the complex patterns is like a glimpse into the mind of the creator and helps us to unfold the mysteries of creation. These energetic blueprints are the building blocks of the natural world and form complex systems designed to do their job.

understanding it, you will begin to recognize its form in music and architecture. The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio studied since the time of the Greeks; it occurs in nature and is how we determine if something is aesthetically pleasing.


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THE FLOWER OF LIFE The Flower of Life is a powerful and meaningful shape in sacred geometry. It is so universal; you have probably seen the pattern before. It is easily identifiable by its overlapping evenly spaced rings.

Left: The male Chinese guardian lion also known as Fu Dog, is always depicted with his right paw on the Flower of Life. Above: The Flower of Life

The flower is composed of 19 circles. The first originates in the center with the others around it. To many, it represents the cycle of creation and demonstrates that all life and consciousness stems from one source. The symbol can be found in temples, art and manuscripts throughout diverse cultures around the world. Even Leonardo da Vinci was intrigued by the pattern and studied its form and mathematical properties.

The Flower of Life has been found at numerous locations around the world. Some of them include: China - The Forbidden City and Buddhist temples. Israel - Synagogues in the Galilee and in Mesada. Japan - Various Buddhist temples. India - The Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Hampi, and the Buddhist Temples in Ajanta. Turkey - City of Ephesus, in Izmar Italy - Italian art from the 13th century. Spain – Mosque of Cordoba Cyprus - Kourion archaelogical site. The Flower of Life is beautifully balanced and proportioned. This geometric shape continues to be used in spiritual practices today. SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  23


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“Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - A. Einstein.

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Above left: Metatron’s cube, also know as the fruit of life. This pattern is hidden within the flower of life. Middle bottom: Fibonacci spiral appears in biological settings such as the arrangement of leaves or the shape of a nautilus shell. Other: Nautilus shell and plants representing fibonacci spirals in nature.

It is all around us. Look closely, and in nature you will start to see shapes and patterns showing the divine nature of things. Ancient cultures and religions recognized that some these patterns and shapes are repeated. Breaking them down into mathematical formulas, a theory arose that the building blocks for everything in the universe can be found in sacred geometry. Many plants have spiraling patterns. The spines of a cactus, the seeds of a sunflower, and the bracts of a pinecone all show the complex mathematical patterns found in nature. This spiral formula is known as the Fibonacci sequence. It reveals how plants grow – building and multiplying in the most efficient way. Fibonacci numbers are not only

found in plants. A chambered nautilus shell demonstrates its logarithmic spirals, and so does the cochlea of the inner ear. The ratio between the forearm and the hand as well as the proportions of the human finger all exhibit Fibonacci characteristics. One of the greatest examples of the sequence is right around our planet. Look at the way our galaxy spirals. When we examine the world through a powerful telescope or a microscope, it will become apparent that our entire world is filled with the energetic blueprints called sacred geometry. These vibrational forms are symbolic of the inseparable relationship underlying all things created. SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  25


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ISA Spotlight Marla Koupal Diamond Executive (ISA)

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ometimes in life, the hardest part in starting anything is the first step. That first step, however, can be the catalyst to something great. That’s how Diamond Executive Marla Koupal’s distributorship started out in 2007. “It took me four months to make my first sale, but then it flowed easily,” said Marla.

With Richway and the Biomat®, things were different. Because we live in what Marla calls an “instant oatmeal” society – a society in which people desire a quick fix – she came to the realization that some people are just not willing to wait for subtle physical changes and health improvements from the supplements and dietary regimes offered by other MLMs.

Prior to Marla registering as a Richway ISA, she was a corporate sales trainer for an insurance company. She also had a second job with Sears selling large appliances to help her afford to keep her son in extra-curricular activities and pay for her family’s new home.

“The Biomat® gives everyone an idea of what is possible immediately, and they can see momentary, daily assists with pain, and eventually, the long-term value. We give them both instant satisfaction and long-term gains – a powerful combination,” said Marla.

Marla was introduced to Richway through Doug and Pat Martin of Corona Street Rolfing. Her husband was their accountant at the time. He spoke to them about her health and about some far infrared products that she had been testing at the time. They provided him with a “loaner” Biomat®, and within three days, Marla realized that the Biomat® was a necessary tool to help her maintain her good health.

After her experience with the Biomat®, she enrolled as an ISA. By December of 2008, she left Sears but remained at her full-time job until April of 2013.

Marla was no stranger to MLMs. Before Richway, she had prior experience with other MLM structures, but they were not for her. “Each of them required keeping your buyers into a ‘continuous’ ordering process, and most people do not know how to judge if a supplement or product is affecting their health,” explained Marla.

“It was logical. I always tell everyone about anything I love. If you, your product, or your service impress me, I will tell at least 20 people or more,” said Marla. Keen to her “promotional” instincts, becoming an ISA was a no-brainer for Marla. Because Richway does not have monthly quotas, it gave her the opportunity to be an entrepreneur on her terms and time. In the fall of 2007, Marla started with small, local holistic fair events to get the word out. Today, she is a polished team leader and Diamond Executive. “Now I focus on my Richway SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  27


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“Living life in joy and light. I am my measure of success – no one else.” - Marla Koupal business and offer Healing Touch services. I have also been practicing Low Energy Neurofeedback for three years,” said Marla. What is Marla’s definition of success? “Living life in joy and light. I am my measure of success – no one else.” As a leader to her team, Marla provides phone conference training. Uniquely, she offers training opportunities at trade shows and local events “for those who are adventurous.” Her perseverance and positive life outlook has helped her to succeed to the place she finds herself today. This was especially highlighted when we asked about her struggles faced in the Richway business. Her answer was simple: The word “struggle” is not a word in her vocabulary. “I’m just being practical. The word ‘struggle’ blocks the creative processes for solutions, so I roll with the times and get things done,” explained Marla. When faced with times of difficulty, Marla focuses on conscious breathing, scripting (a form of journaling), and meditation on the Biomat®. On her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling, and riding her recumbent trike. She maintains a positive attitude, viewing her past challenges as “adventures of the past.” She says that by seeing them as adventures, it leaves nothing to overcome. “I live in joy and am always inspired. Experiencing positive flow is my energy,” said Marla.

Ten years into her distributorship, Marla says the Automobile Allowance Program and Training Bonuses are “wonderful gifts for lifestyle enjoyment.” She also credits her upline, Gail Soucy, for always being available to answer questions and for providing support. She especially loves her energy and “healthy approach to challenges.” To help build relationships with her clients, Marla keeps them informed of where she will be when she does trade shows. By doing so, many return to see her and even bring friends! “It is like having a storefront, and they trust that I am still in business after ten years when they can see me each time,” said Marla. Marla recommends that sponsors check in with their new downline ISAs to ensure their expectations are balanced. She explains that not everyone is designed to do trade shows, so upline ISAs should consider helping each ISA discover how the business will best fit with their lifestyle. Once this has been established, she advises helping downline ISAs set goals at a pace that they are comfortable with.

immediate buying decisions, but they still want to try the product out on their clients,” explained Marla. Marla’s infectious positivity and determination are two qualities that have guided her through life and certainly in her ten years as an ISA. She is certainly someone we can all gain inspiration from.

Marla’s tip for new ISAs: “If you talk about far infrared, most people go “What?” “Why?” etc. Instead of explaining, ask them to try the mat, and schedule a time to get them to do so. Make it a fun offer. Example: “If you take a nap on the amethyst crystal bed…I’ll explain FIR.” “Clients can always taste the difference in the water, they can see the results of a Rejuvena™ sample done on the back of the hand, and now, they feel the benefits of the Orgone Biomat®. Demonstrate, demonstrate, share, share (talk little). Until they have an experience, you really do not have common ground for a conversation about what is possible for your client.”

She also recommends loaning out a Biomat® twice a week.

What is Marla’s favorite Richway product?

“That’s 104 ‘test drives’ a year, with possible sales of two a month, and in the second year, 12 to 15 from your first-year demonstrations. I find that many personal use sales are four to 18 months after the sample. Professionals may make more

They are all my favorite. The original Biomat® managed my joint pain and gives me great sleep. Yet, I have to say, the Orgone Biomat® has improved my sleeping pattern a few degrees. SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  29


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FDA 101 Responding to off-label claims In order to make a fast buck, unscrupulous distributors of knock off mats have been quick to tout their product will treat and cure diseases. By saying so, they are breaking the law. Since Richway & Fuji Bio manufactures and sells medical devices, we too are often asked if our products can be used to treat disease. If you are faced with related questions, this article should help you.

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he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict guidelines on what we can and cannot say and how we say it. Manufacturers of medical equipment can market their products after completing a clinical trial process and submission of data. The promotional materials must be consistent with FDA approved or cleared uses for the product. All Independent Sales Associates (ISA) should be familiar with the approved uses of the Biomat®. It is listed on the approval notice we received from the FDA called a 510(k). The 510(k) document states that “the Biomat® is indicated for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness; the temporary relief of joint pain associated with arthritis; the temporary relief of muscle spasms, minor sprains and strains, and minor muscular back pain; the relaxation of muscles; and the temporary increase of local circulation where applied.”

uses the company can endorse are specifically listed in the 510(k),” said Morgan. Any statements made beyond the scope of the 510(k) are considered “off-label,” or not approved and is considered misbranding under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act. “Richway cannot and does not endorse the use of the device other than the conditions specified in the Instructions for Use, Richwaydeveloped brochures and flyers, and on the Richwayandfujibio.com website. The company cannot endorse off-label claims regardless of the source of the information,” said Morgan. Furthermore, off-label claims may be viewed by the FDA as evidence of a new intended use.

Jeff Morgan is Richway’s FDA consultant. We introduced him in Issue 3 of the Richway Wavelength. With a combined 30 years of clinical and research laboratory experience, Jeff is an expert when it comes to FDA policy.

For example: You make a flyer about the Biomat® and say it helps with minor back pain. The FDA views a video on your YouTube channel saying the Biomat® helps with cancer. The FDA will conclude that the true intent is not for back pain. Since the Biomat® is approved for a particular use, and you are promoting it for an off-label claim, the product can then be considered misbranded. This could, in turn, lead to civil and criminal penalties.

“(All) distributor(s) should be familiar with the allowed claims in the FDA’s 510(k) approval notice and state to the customer that the only medical

The FDA recognizes that companies, such as Richway, will be faced with many questions and does permit manufacturers to disseminate

off-label information as part of “scientific exchange” under prescribed circumstances. However, this is only permitted with Richway HQ (the manufacturer) and is not allowed by ISAs. “Scientifically-exchanged ideas are interesting from only an academic point of view, but are not to be used to expand claims for the use of a device unless the manufacturer has peer-reviewed studies and submits a request for a new use to the FDA. However, this involves submitting a new 510(k), which is costly. And unless the data is convincing by the use of many subjects and proper conduct, it is likely FDA will not approve the new use. In addition, many studies are done without peer-review or without going through the proper clinical trials procedures mandated by FDA. In these cases, while the exchange of ideas is of minor interest, they are not to be construed either complete nor reproducible. Richway cannot endorse studies such as these because the results of these studies imply off-label use,” said Morgan. Whenever you are asked what the Biomat® is good for, stick to what is listed on the 510(k). For other questions, have your customer contact Richway HQ directly. Learn the dos and don’ts when promoting our products by reading the Marketing Guide for Independent Sales Associates. SEPTEMBER 2017  RICHWAY WAVELENGTH  31


Biomat® Practitioner Spotlight Shantel King-Whitby, MD Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician and Acupuncturist Function & Health Professionals LLC 685 Arlington Place Macon, GA 31201 Tel: (478) 292-2060 www.functionandhealth.com “Because you are different from anyone else, we offer a variety of services to address your physical needs. From treatments that have lasted centuries-long to emerging technologies, we have it here in one place, available to benefit you.” – Function and Health website Function and Health Professionals LLC opened its doors in the heart of Georgia in 2016. According to Dr. Shantel King-Whitby, it is a “physical medicine and rehabilitation practice focused on traditional, complementary, and alternative treatments for musculoskeletal pain.” At the clinic, she treats individuals with neck, joint, and muscle pain. Some of her clients have sustained past injuries while others have pain due to degenerative arthritis or acute/chronic strains and sprains. Dr. King-Whitby is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine located in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to opening the clinic, she provided rehabilitation services at a local hospital. She discovered the Biomat® at an acupuncture conference, where attendees could try it for 15-20 minutes.

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“I really enjoyed that experience and found it relaxing. I obtained some initial information about the product, and over the next few weeks did some more research on it. After reading the science behind it and testimonials along with my own personal experience, I purchased the Pro Biomat®, a pillow and the Quantum Energy Pad™ about a month later,” said Dr. King-Whitby. Using the Biomat® at home provided her with warmth and relaxation. She realized it could be a tool to use with her clients. “A lot of my patients have chronic musculoskeletal pain, they are stressed out, energy depleted and often report cold hands or feet or are using a heating pad for their pain issue. I felt that the Biomat® would offer some benefit to them so I decided to try it in the office,” replied Dr. King-Whitby.

The response has been great. Dr. King-Whitby has observed that patients respond positively to having the Biomat® incorporated with acupuncture treatments. She notes that they find the warmth from the far-infrared rays to be very relaxing. “I have had new patients who have gotten on the table following a session where the Biomat® was used earlier to comment on the table feeling warm. This is always accompanied by a smile,” Dr. KingWhitby remarked. Dr. King-Whitby finds the Biomat® enhances the effectiveness of her acupuncture treatments. She has also observed that the Biomat® assists her patients in relaxing faster, aiding in muscle relaxation and some psychological stress. “I have had to wake up patients at times following their treatment. I also believe that the far-infrared rays


help to penetrate the muscles more deeply,” explained Dr. King-Whitby. A lot of science is behind the body’s reaction to sessions on the Biomat®. Dr. King-Whitby explains the relationship between far-infrared heat and the body. Science has shown that proteins in the body work optimally at certain temperatures, and we know that heat is energy, and we also know that cortisol associated with prolonged stress is damaging. I, therefore, feel that the Biomat® assists in renewing some of this spent energy which is then available to help fuel the body’s natural functions,” explained Dr. King-Whitby. Now, the clinic is receiving requests for treatments on the Biomat® specifically. Their clients feel that it gives them an overall feeling of “well-being,” relaxation and an ease in muscle tension. “It lets them know that we are different from other places they have been before, in a good way,

and [they] are willing to invest in identifying beneficial solutions for the issues they care about. With that said, the Biomat® has been a great patient satisfier, and therefore, helped with word of mouth referrals,” said Dr. King-Whitby. Dr. King-Whitby recommends other practitioners try the Biomat® as well. “I think they will be very pleased with the results and find it a great investment, as I have. For me, it has helped my patients physically, helped patient satisfaction and word of mouth referrals and generated some revenue as a stand alone inoffice service,” she said. “Several months ago I decided to become a Biomat® distributor with Richway because I believe in the quality and effectiveness of their Biomat® product. I had tried another brand in the past without the same results. I have since sold several of these to patients who are now enjoying them in their homes.”

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Biomat Practit ®

With 20 years of product development and innovation, health and wellness professiona proven benefits of the Biomat® and have been incorporating it into their practice. Belo practitioner’s who are currently utilizing the Biomat® to enhance their practices. If you Biomat®, you may contact any of the professionals below.

ACUPUNCTURE

Dr. Rita

Dahvid Weiss, L.Ac.,D.O.M.,PhD

Restorati 12741 Re Austin, T Tel: 512www.fac Restorati

Divine Resonance Health Center 17 Brandywine Ln. Asheville, NC 28805 www.DahVid.com

Specialty: Acupuncture, Vibrational Medicine

Specialty

Tracey

Noneen O`Rafferty

The Center For Natural Healing 4632 Vincennes Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33904

Tel: 808876 www.ilov

Tel: 239-542-5600 www.thecenterfornaturalhealing.biz

Specialt

Specialty: Acupuncture

CHIROPRACTOR

ENERGY WORK Jenna J. Anthofer, DC, HCHI The Healing Arts Center 9715 N. Clark St. Carroll, IA 51401 Tel: 712-792-4600 www.carrollhealingarts.com

Mona S

Magnific Las vega Tel: 702www.ma

Specialt

Specialty: Chiropractor, Acupuncturist

Dr. Allan Tomson

Neck,Back & Beyond Healing Arts 2 locations: Manassas, Va and Fairfax, VA www.neckbackandbeyond.com Specialty: Chiropractor, Holistic Health Coach

Stepha

Transen 344 Bloo Toronto, Tel: 416www.tra

Specialt Holistic

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tioner Directory

als know about the ow you will find a list of are interested in trying a

a Lathon

ive Touch Chiropractic esearch Blvd, Suite 505 TX 78759 -762-2156 cebook.com/ iveTouchChiropractic

Cynthia Kraver

12 rue de la Prairie 78500 Sartrouville, France www.cynthiakraver.thebiomatcompany.com Specialty: Reiki Master

y: Chiropractor, Massage

Wright

-283-2281 (Massachusetts) 6-589-0020 (Jamaica) Montego Bay vemybiomat.com

ty: Chiropractor

Schaefer, NVMT 5298

cent Hands Center for Healing as, NV 89123 -524-8876 agnificenthands.com

ty: Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Massage

anie Cookson, RN (MH-UK), MBA

nse Healing Arts Holistic Centre or Street West, suite 610 , Canada -916-2980 ansense.ca

ty: Mental Health Nurse, Reiki Master, Practitioner, Personal Developement

Marla Koupal

Vibrancy! LLC 2110 Hollow Brook Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Tel: 719-573-5972 Specialty: Healing Touch

Caryn Diel

Amethyst Healing Space 839 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 Tel: 505-670-3538 www.AmethystSantaFe.com Specialty: Asian Body Work and Energy Medicine

Wallis Mason

Studio 1 Pilates N Movement, LLC 8415 Bellona Lane Suite 110 Ruxon Towers Baltimore, MD. 21204 Tel: 410-321-4912 www.studio1pilates.com Specialty: Certified Pilates Instructor, Reiki Master, Craniosacral Therapy

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Biomat Practit ®

MASSAGE Gretchen Carrubba

BodyWork by Gretchen 217 E. Unaka Ave Johnson City, TN 37601 www.BodyWorkByGretchen.com Specialty: Massage

Sue Pfendler LMT, SEP, BCPP #MA00020087 Balanced Bodyworks 205 E 16th Street Vancouver, WA 98663 Tel: 360-566-0388 www.MyBalancedBodyworks.com

Edan Ha

Kinetic Bo 113 Broad New York Tel: 917-5

www.Kine

Specialty:

Jim Gabr

Gabriel Ce 2886 Ringl Sarasota, F Tel: 941-95 www.jimga Specialty:

Specialty: Massage

Joy Hillukka

Krystal Lotus 211 Demers Ave. East Grand Forks, MN 56721 Tel: 701-520-0246

Jeanne T Wellness

Tel: 712-6 www.jean

Specialty: Specialty: Massage

Niseema Dyan Diemer LMT, SEP, BCPP The Positive Mind Center 119 West 57th Street suite 1100 New York, New York 10019

www.thepositivemindcenter.com Specialty: Massage

Mindy Meyer

Ayaa Massage 2319 N 45th St., Ste 304 Seattle, WA. 98103 Tel: 206-331-5461 www.mindymeyerwork.wordpress.com/ Specialty: Massage

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tioner Directory MEDICAL DOCTOR

arari, LMT, OMT

Shantel King-Whitby, MD

ody Therapy dway, suite 707 k, NY. 10010 533-1727

Function & Health Professionals LLC, 685 Arlington Place Macon GA 31201. Tel: 478-292-2060 www.functionandhealth.com

eticBodyTherapy.com

Specialty: Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician and Acupuncturist

: Massage, Kinetic Flow Facilitator

riel

Shiroko Sokitch, MD

Massage, Acupuncture, Energy Work

Specialty: Integrative and Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, and Natural Remedies

enter for Wellness ling Blvd. FL. 34237 54-0300 abriel.net

Thune

Works Massage

635-4301 nnewellness.com

: Massage

Heart to Heart Medical Center 2200 Range Ave Suite 109 Santa Rosa, CA. 95403 Tel: 707-524-9640 www.hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com

NATUROPATH Anna Parker

Sophia Wisdom Centre 61 Armstrong St. Suffolk Park, NSW, Australia www.sophiawisdom.com.au Specialty:Naturopath

Dr. C. Barksdale

Centre for Natural Medicine 900 Commonwealth Place #200 Virginia Beach, VA. 23464 Specialty: Holistic Therapy

as a directory of professionals using the Biomat® in their practice. Richway & Fuji Bio does not endorse the businesses The business information registered on this list has been provided by the listed. While Richway & Fuji Bio checks registrant onsibility of the reader to ensure each business is accredited or licensed in its practice. Updates to the information provided are should be submitted to Richway & Fuji Bio to be updated.

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NUTRITIONAL THERAPY Roxanne Delillo

401-B Vernon Street Roseville, CA. 95678 Tel: 530-320-1712 www.rdelillo.com, www.barefoot-again.com Specialty: Nutritional Therapist, Master Herbologist, Massage Therapist

Bryn Perkins, PA, CBS

Eastern View Integrative Medicine 185 Tilley Drive #55 South Burlington, VT 05403 Tel: 802-735-1766 www.eatingforahealthieryou.com, www. innerhealthresources.com

WELLNESS AND PERSON

Jennifer

2097 Silw Burlington Canada Tel: 905-3 www.jlyal Specialty: energy, d soul’s pur

Cher Ely

Vibrant Sp 224 West NY, New Y Tel: 212-2 www.vibra Specialty: Personal

Specialty: Nutrition and more

PHYSICAL THERAPY Brenda Bryson, PT, LMT Monarch Physical Therapy 28604 IH 10 W suite 4 Boerne, Texas 78006 Tel: 830-431-0773 www.monarchpt.com

Ulymar

The Rock 396-B Vic ON N2H 5 Tel: 226-4 www.ther

Specialty:

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Faye Nu Heather Arlinghaus, PT, LMT Integrated Therapy Services, LLC 13295 N Illinois St, Ste 135 Carmel, IN 46032 Tel: 317-690-7646 www.heatherarlinghausptmt.com

A Kneade PO Box 2 Roosevelt Tel: 732-8 www.akne

Specialty:

Specialty: Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, Certified Cupping Therapist

Disclaimer: This list is solely intended as or therapies enclosed within this list. Th information for accuracy, it is the respon the responsibility of the registrant and s

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tioner Directory

NAL DEVELOPMENT Emma Hall

r Lyall

Life Flower Ringstead, Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK Tel: 01933-622193 www.lifeflower.co.uk Specialty: Holistic Therapy and Reflexology

well Court n, ON. L7P 3P9

315-1619 ll.com, www.livhealthy.tv : Helping people to maximize their develop their intuition and fufill their rpose.

yse Carden

pirit Quest t 21St. Apt 13 York 10011 242-5127 antspiritquest.com : Colon Therapist, Wellness and Development Coach

Rocha

k Spa ctoria St. N. Kitchener 5E6, Canada 444-0176 rockspa.com

: Relaxtion, Salt Therapy, Floatation

YOGA Angela Pantaleon

Wisdom Yoga Wellness 11911 US HWY 1 Suite 108 Juno Beach, FL. 33408 Tel: 561-386-7086 www.wisdomyogawellness.com, www.wisdomyogaretreat.com Specialty: Yoha Teacher, Esthetician

Ebba N. Legaspi

ENL Studio MIlton, Massachusetts Tel: 617-372-5899 www.enlstudio.com Specialty: Pilates, Gyrotonic, Yoga, Massage

ulman

ed Escape 292 t,NJ 08555 895-5926 eadedescape.com

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Jan Andrews

Movement Zone Unit 2/27 Brigantine St. Byron Bay NSW 2481 AUSTRALIA www.movementzone.com.au Specialty: Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, Massage

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SOFT AND LUXURIOUS RELAXING DEEP SLEEP BIO-CLAY MEMORY FOAM AMETHYST FABRIC NANO COPPER FABRIC PEACH & GRAPE SEED FABRIC SIZES: KING AND QUEEN VOLTAGE: 110V - 120V COMING SOON - SINGLE (TBA) - 220V


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Employee Spotlight Meet Daisy Position Order Department

1 Years at Richway

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Hawaii and now works in Richway’s Order Department. Every day, she speaks with customers from all around the world. Daisy can speak a total of five languages!

Daisy was born in Brunei – a tiny nation on the island of Borneo.

“I love being able to speak different languages. At Richway, I can speak to people from many different countries. It is rewarding to help those whose native language is not English. It’s great, because if I do not use it often, I worry I will one day begin to forget it all,” said Daisy.

“I have great memories growing up there. We had a comfortable home and both my parents had businesses. The only sad thing was we were not considered citizens,” Daisy recalled.

The Order Department is fast paced and requires quick thinking. Daisy has noticed that “many ISAs submit their product certificate orders without noting an email address.”

Despite being born in Brunei, most ethnic Chinese remain permanent residents and are not considered citizens – they are essentially stateless. The country’s stateless population is denied certain rights and services. Seeking greener pastures, her father relocated her family to Canada.

An email address is important, so the recipient and sponsor can receive shipping information for the order. In case an ISA or customer wants to inquire about an order, Daisy also suggests keeping a record of all Richway Invoice (RI) numbers of orders for reference. This will make it easier for headquarters to check the order status.

e are lucky to have wonderful employees working here at Richway HQ. They come from all parts of the world, and it makes Richway a unique place to work. They are all amazing people with different skillsets and personalities and all share a passion for what they do. In this issue, we introduce Daisy.

“I am really proud of my dad. He sacrificed a lot to give us the opportunity for a better future. Now, I am proud to be a Canadian citizen,” said Daisy. After she married, Daisy moved to

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“Both my husband and I find it relaxing. I love my Professional Biomat®! It really helps my husband. He always has back pain after golfing. As for me, the Biomat® relieves my shoulder pain after a long and stressful day at work,” said Daisy. Re-energized, her husband began to share his experiences with others at the golf course. “My husband told his best friend and fellow golfer about the Biomat®. His friend suffered from so much pain he was not able to golf for eight months. After trying the Biomat® for 40 minutes, he wanted to purchase one and sent us a letter to thank us. He told us he sought help from doctors, therapists, healers and even had massages. Nothing helped as much as the Biomat®. At last, he feels so good, can sleep well and enjoy golf again,” Daisy explained. In her spare time, Daisy likes to stay active and spend time with her family. She has two daughters. “I like to have fun and go out a lot.

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So, we joined the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association to meet new people and learn ballroom dancing. One of our new friends started a local chapter of the red hats, so I joined right away,” said Daisy. The Red Hat Society is an international organization for women at ages 50 and above. They distinctly wear purple with a red hat. According to their website, the society is “a playgroup for women, created to connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich the lives through the power of fun and friendship.” “As a Red Hat, we were always out going to places like the museum, orchid shows, the theatre, and of course, enjoying tea time. We also did many activities such as learning to make lei, jewelry and flower arranging,” said Daisy. Using her experience within the society, Daisy recently formed a Malaysian association for expatriates or for those with family ties to the Kingdom.

“I have a lot of Malaysian friends from a previous job working in Chinatown. In the association, we meet for Malaysian potlucks and karaoke. Our goal is introducing new people, making friends and to share our stories.” Daisy recommends setting aside personal time to enjoy life – especially with those we enjoy being with most. “I always get together with my sonin-law and daughters. I am very involved in their lives. Try your best to enjoy life as much as you can when you are healthy. Spend quality time with your family, friends and whoever needs help,” advised Daisy. Meanwhile, back at the office, the phone continues to ring, and Daisy continues to assist. “I love working for Richway and am so lucky to have opportunity to work with co-workers who treat me like a family member. I wish everyone understood how important the Biomat® is and how it can help us live better lives.”


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