Kangen WaterÂ® The Kangen Water Machine transforms your ordinary tap water (which may be acidic, contaminated, or chlorinated) into a healthful alkaline drinking water. When water passes through electrical energy, it causes the hydrogen within it (H2O) to assume one of two forms. One is hydrogen (H+) that has a positive electrical charge. This water is â€˜acidicâ€™. The other form is hydrogen that bonds with an oxygen atom and becomes negatively charged (OH-) and is sometimes referred to as active hydrogen; this alkaline water is the building block of life itself. What does â€œKangenâ€ mean? The word â€œKangenâ€ is translated from the Japanese to mean â€œreturn to originâ€ and in the context of Kangen Water it can be interpreted to mean taking the body back to its original â€œalkalineâ€ state. But my question is; Does any of this matter? And does it really work? Is it real? Or a hoax?