Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 vs. Contour L5 Inversion Table Comparison

Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 Inversion Table
Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 Inversion Table

Teeter Hang Ups EP-960

We have been fielding questions about the differences between the Teeter EP-960 and Contour L5 Inversion tables lately, and thought we would publish a quick comparison between the two.

Background

The Contour L5 is sold through retailers whose sales are primarily local (brick & mortar), while the EP-960 is sold through online and offline retailers.  It is not uncommon for B&M retailers to have access to exclusives.  This helps them compete against online merchants who frequently have better pricing due to their low overhead.  And with heavier items, such as an inversion table that weighs around 70 pounds, many consumers would prefer to have it delivered to their door rather than have to pick it up (especially for those with back pain).  Keep in mind while reading that Better Health Innovations carries the EP-960, but not the Contour L5.

Feature Comparison

The two inversion tables share the same bed design, foot clamping, and tether, which are critical parts of an inversion table.  So, back and foot comfort will be identical on either table.  In addition, operation of both tables is identical.

The L5 has a unique mechanism where the rotational speed (basically an adjustment for the center of gravity) of the table can be set with a dial.  On the EP-960, this must be set by removing the bed from the frame.  While this may seem important, the rotational speed setting is typically only set twice during the life of the table.  Having dealt with thousands of inversion table customers, and having used inversion tables ourselves, we have found that this is set once when the table is set up and maybe one more time once the user gets used to inversion (by speeding up the rotational adjustment).

The L5 sports a different frame design with a more curved look.  We will leave it up to you on the attractiveness of the table vs. the EP-960.  We have not had experience folding the L5, and we are not sure if the leg design would effect storage.  The EP-960 folds up very well.  Both tables accept the accessories that came out for the 60 series earlier this year.

Warranty is the same for both tables – 5 years on everything.  I am absolutely sure that the L5 has comparable quality to the EP-960 and other Teeter inversion tables.  Teeter doesn’t mess around with quality, and I have never seen a poorly design table from them.  Both tables carry the UL Mark and have passed UL certification testing.

Looking at the manual for the L5, assembly appears to be pretty much the same with the same components being pre-assembled (such as the frame and mainshaft)

Strangely, I cannot find any statements for money back if the table does not work for you.  With the EP series, Teeter offers a 30 day money back, allowing you to use the table for that period and return it used for a full refund.  On a side note, at Better Health Innovations, we extended that to 90 days, which I don’t believe anyone else is doing.  90 Days really gives you time to set up the table and give it a fair try.

Conclusion

Whether the rotation adjustment improvement and the leg design warrants a price tag $100 to $179 higher than the EP-960 is debatable.  Currently (subject to change with time), the EP-960 price is $399 at BetterHealthInnovations.com, which includes a 110% price guarantee.  Advertisements for the L5 indicate a $499 to $579 price tag.  If money were no object, you may consider it,  but even so, with the L5 it appears there is not a trial period and the BHI Inversion Coaching Program is not available.  From that perspective, you are actually getting less value for more money.   Based on this, I very much recommend the EP-960.

We have a lot more information about the EP-960 on BetterHealthInnovations.com (Click here for the EP-960) as well as the entire Teeter EP product line (Click here).

How To Adjust a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table

How To Adjust a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table

We get a fair number of questions about how a Teeter inversion table is adjusted for height.  With Nadia joining us for the summer as an Intern in our video production department, we thought that is would be a great opportunity to show how a table is adjusted.  Nadia is 5’5″ tall and I am 6’7″.  As you can see in the video, adjustment is very easy and fast.

The model used is a Teeter Hang Ups EP-960, which can be purchased on our Better Health Innovations site.  Click here for more information or to order.

Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 vs. EP-960 Inversion Tables Comparison & Review

Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 vs. EP-960 Inversion Tables Comparison & Review

In this video I walk through the differences between the two most popular Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables, the EP-560 and the EP-960.

The most important point in the video is the difference between the foot clamping systems.  With the EP-960 you do not have to bend to reach your ankles in order to fasten yourself into the table, and is therefore recommended for people with back pain to the point where this much bending is a problem.

Learn more about these tables at Better Health Innovations:

EP-560: Click Here

EP-960: Click Here

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9 Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an alternative form of medicine that originated thousands of years ago in China.  The popularity of the treatment spread to Europe.  Throughout the last 50 years, it has become increasingly common in the United States and Canada. During acupuncture, needles are inserted at the patient’s skin at certain points and depths.  It has been known to provide these 9 benefits.

1 – Relief of Nausea

One of the growing reasons many people take advantage of acupuncture is because it has been known to help relieve nausea.  In particular, it is especially helpful to minimize sickness that comes after surgery or intense medical treatments.  Many doctors actually recommend it to their patients before and after surgery to minimize pain and recovery time.  It serves as a great alternative form of pain relief and does not have the unfavorable side effects (like nausea) that many pain medications cause.

2 – Minimizes Back Pain

Another common ailment that acupuncture can help is back pain.  Many people who suffer from chronic back pain prefer this eastern form of medicine to help them get the relief they need to handle daily activities and sleep better.  During the procedure, doctors are able to target pressure points in the back that may be causing the pain.  This targeted pain relief effort can be much more successful at reducing discomfort than common pain medications.

3 – Increases the Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals

Many doctors also feel that acupuncture can help to increase the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals.  In particular, many mental health doctors recommend the procedure for patients on Prozac.  When combined together, anxiety and depression is greatly reduced.  Also, patients undergoing acupuncture usually need lower doses of their medication.  This reduces common side effects that are unpleasant, including weight gain, nausea, and a diminished sex drive.

4 – Helps Treat Veterinary Problems

Furthermore, acupuncture has been proven to be successful in the veterinary field.  Many veterinarians are actually using this treatment in combination with traditional methods.  They find that the therapy successfully reduces pain in animals and can promote recovery from a variety of sicknesses.

5 – Reduces Indigestion and Heartburn

In addition, regular acupuncture is a great way to minimize stomach problems, especially indigestion and heartburn.  These two problems are especially common among pregnant women.  Although diet changes are recommended to alleviate these concerns, it is not always easy with pregnant women due to taste changes.  Also, even adhering to a strict diet cannot ensure that indigestion and heartburn will disappear.  Since pregnant women are limited on the medication they can take, this alternative form of medicine is greatly beneficial at relieving discomfort and allowing women to have more favorable pregnancies.

6 – Minimizes Side Effects of Radiation and Chemotherapy

The therapy is also known to greatly minimize the side effects that cancer patients experience with chemotherapy and radiation.  It can reduce nausea and dry mouth that is common with these treatments.  In addition, patients who receive combine acupuncture with chemotherapy and radiation also have better mental health.  Though not all symptoms are alleviated, they seem to have a better outlook and more hope for the future.

7 – Lessens Constant Headaches

Many patients that suffer from a variety of headaches also find relief with acupuncture.  The needles can be used to target pressure points that may be triggering the pain.  Sometimes this can prevent headaches from returning.  Also, in patients with severe migraines, it has been known to significantly reduce the pain and provide a more comfortable life for these individuals.  In fact, many pregnant women who cannot take strong headache medications often rely on this alternative form of medicine to provide them with relief from head pain.

8 – Weight Loss

Those individuals who are overweight might also benefit from acupuncture.  Although the results on weight loss vary, many people have an easier time losing weight when this therapy is combined with diet and lifestyle changes.  The reason for this is because it can reduce the occurrence of triggers that might be the cause of overeating.

9 – Safe and Effective

Finally, this therapy is extremely safe for all individuals.  Very few side effects result from it compared to those that come when individuals take pain medications.  It works particularly well for the following people:

  • Individuals who cannot take pain medications.
  • Individuals who don’t respond to traditional pain medications.
  • Individuals who do not want to take pain medications

Talk to your doctor today about this eastern form of medicine.  It has many benefits and it could help you to minimize your pain and get the relief needed from some of the most common medical concerns.

Lauren writes for Solstice Medicine Company, a company offering traditional Chinese remedies for joint pain, immune system support and allergies.  Check them out here.