Arthroscopy, Cancer, Chronic Back Pain, Cosmetic
Surgery, Chrohn's Disease, Endometriosis, Digestion,
Dystropy, Epilepsy, Pace-makers, Varicose Veins,
Shingles, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Pregnancy, Spinal
Rod Implants, General Surgery, Tooth Filling.
Arthritis - Arthritis
Q: I am also wondering how much discomfort
can be expected for someone with severe arthritis?
A: How much discomfort can be expected for
someone with severe arthritis who uses the machine
is extremely difficult to comment on as bodies vary
greatly. Noticeable reduction in pain levels for
osteoarthritis sufferers is often the case using the
machine twice daily as a mainstay treatment.
Q: I have just had an Arthroscopy on one of
my knees and I am disappointed that I will not be
able to use the Sun Ancon Chi Machine for 3 months
following the surgery. I would be grateful for
advice as to whether it is in order to use the Chi
Machine and if so, for how long and how many times a
A: My belief is that after one month you
should be OK to use the Sun Ancon Chi Machine
providing you place 1 or 2 pillows under your knees
when using the machine.
Cancer - Prostate
Q1: A client who is being treated with
chemotherapy for breast cancer is doing well (a
count down from 500 to 50) and the doctors are
pleased. Do you think the Sun Ancon Chi Machine
would be okay to use whilst having chemotherapy for
A1: Cancer does not like oxygen. So increase
your usage to 3 times per day. The Sun Ancon Chi
Machine is not a machine that fixes problems but it
is definitely a support for the body as a relief
from the stress and the side effects of the
condition and chemo-treatment.
Q2: I have just sold a machine to my
local Complementary Cancer Care center and they have
asked about the conditions with regard to their
clients using the Chi Machine.
A2: Cancer patients can use the Sun
Ancon Chi Machine provided they use it for very low
levels of time. Start at 1 or 2 minutes and increase
by 1 minute every 2 weeks. Stop at any level if pain
arrives and reduce to the previous level.
Chronic Back Pain - Back Pain Testimonials
Q: Husband of a patient who is happily using
her Sun Ancon Chi Machine, he has suffered chronic
back pain for many years (he is a dairy farmer) and
the last specialists he saw advised him that the
offending vertebrae were finally fusing, and once
fused should give him less discomfort. He would like
to use the machine, but worries that it might 'undo'
the fusion. I suggested that once fused, the
vertebrae would simply act as a single unit with the
oscillation wave flowing above and below the fused
bones, and therefore, there would be no
contra-indication. But what would happen if the
vertebrae were only partially fused? I have already
told him that he should just try the machine for 1
minute at a time, and slowly build up within his
comfort zone, but quite rightly, he would prefer
advice from a back specialist.
A: Natural bony fusion is the strongest
fusion possible. Even partial fusion is extremely
strong and there is no possible way the Sun Ancon
Chi Machine could cause a bony separation or 'undo'
the fusion process. Start at 1 minute at least twice
per day and increase the time by 1 minute per week.
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is pure aerobic activity
and is gentler on the body than walking.
Eyelids and Breast Implants.
Q: I have a client who has recently
undergone cosmetic surgery for their upper and lower
eyelids and would like to know how soon they can
resume using their Sun Ancon Chi Machine.
A: After healing, probably about 4 to 6
weeks the Sun Ancon Chi Machine could be used. Wait
8 weeks after breast implants.
Crohn's Disease and
Q: I would appreciate your advice with
regard to adhesions and old internal scar tissue.
Crohn's Disease and endometriosis are two ultimately
very delicate and serious conditions in this
respect. Personally, I come from an osteoporosis
prone family. I've had two scars, and I have
suffered a degree of discomfort. I would loathe the
idea of a hip replacement. How will the massager
help me in the long term? Three weeks into using the
Sun Ancon Chi Machine my discomfort grew.
A: Crohn's Disease and endometriosis are two
ultimately very delicate and serious conditions in
this respect. The vibrating movements of the machine
can assist in decongesting the metabolic waste
matter within cellular tissue. You must persist with
the machine on a daily basis to ease the pain and
bring about better internal body function. However,
if pain persists, please stop using the
machine. Start slowly for 1-2 minutes per session
(three times daily). Begin this pattern for two
weeks until you feel comfortable and gradually build
up the time by adding a minute per week until you
reach a maximum of ten minutes.
Q: Can the Sun Ancon help digestive
functions of some people?
A: Of course, start at 1 minute and increase
time very slowly, say 1 minute per session every 2
weeks to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.|
Q: How can the Sun Ancon Chi Machine help
someone with dystrophy?
A: A distributor found good results with a
lady that has reflex sympathetic dystrophy, pain in
the leg and foot, atrophy of the muscles in the leg,
and numbness in other parts. After a month or so of
using the machine, she has not had to take any pain
killers at night - something she has needed to do
for some years. People with reflex sympathetic
dystrophy need to start using the Chi machine at a
30 second time frame initially if the condition is
marked. They can increase their time frame in 30
second units weekly initially. They may use the
machine 4 to 6 times per day.
Q: Can a person with epilepsy use the Sun
Ancon Chi Machine? Why is it stated as a
A: The machine can be used for epileptic
patients. The reason that it has been stated that
epilepsy is a contraindication is that some person
may see fit to sue the company if they personally,
or a family member who was in the process of using
the machine had a fit at that time. My personal
belief is that the machine is very soothing and
calming of the nervous system and the outcomes for
an epileptic patient would indeed be positive. It is
important that an epileptic patient is supervised
when using the machine as a precautionary measure in
case they incidentally had a fit while using the
Reaction - Healing Crisis
Can someone with a pacemaker use the Sun Ancon
Chi Machine, and if so, what are the boundaries of
Use the machine at low time levels, starting
at 1 minute daily for one week , then add one
minute each week to a maximum of 10 minutes or be
governed by comfort levels at lower time periods.
Q: A client has varicose veins, phlebitis,
and water retention around the ankles and knee. How
do you recommend us advising her about the Sun Ancon
A: The Sun Ancon Chi Machine can assist
people in all these areas. Start at very low time
intervals of 1 or 2 minutes to start, then add 1
minute per week to a maximum of between 10 and 15
minutes per session, depending on the individual's
and Post Pregnancy - Post
Q: Can the Sun Ancon
Chi Machine be used during pregnancy?
A: (1) Yes. But to
preclude any problems, it should not be used by
those who suffer from presentation placenta or
(2) Suspend using it during
the first trimester and during the final month
(3) Use it after the first 6
weeks of pregnancy. Flinders
University's Sun Ancon Medical Research
indicates a significant drop in fluids in the
(4) Please consult your
physician for advice if you have any concerns
about using it.
Q: What about use of
the Sun Ancon Chi Machine during post pregnancy?
A: The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is most
beneficial to woman right through pregnancy after
the first 6 weeks of the pregnancy. Flinders
University's Sun Ancon clinical trial indicates a
significant drop in fluids in the lymphatic system.
I have used the Chi Machine with pregnant health
professionals, and is great for well-being and
getting back to shape!
Shingles - Rheumatoid
Q: Female, aged 68, bilateral upper limb
lipodystrophy, which responded well to complex
decongestive lymphoedema treatment (MLD, bandaging,
exercises and water therapies). She purchased a Sun
Ancon Chi Machine to aid general circulation.
However, she also developed shingles at this stage.
This left her with considerable pain that initially
was attributed to post-herpetic neuralgia and has
since been diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis.
Drainage of the knee and a course of steroids has
left her feeling much better, but she is loathe to
use her Chi Machine as the onset of her problems
seems to her to coincide with her use of it. Her
doctor has heard of the machine, and agrees with me
that theoretically it can only do good, but she is
very unsure. Is there anything in your experience
that can help us with this?
A: The outbreak of shingles and using the
machine was purely a coincidence I believe. This
woman needs to get back and use the machine as soon
Q: How can the Sun Ancon Chi Machine help my
client who suffers from scleroderma?
A: Yes, one minute per session and twice
daily. Of course, the Sun Ancon Chi Machine will
assist in improved circulation.
Q: I have a client who has scoliosis. How
will the Sun Ancon Chi Machine help the side
A: The Sun Ancon Chi Machine will not
correct an idiopathic scoliosis such as the girl
has, or any other type of scoliosis. Will the Sun
Ancon Chi Machine benefit a person with such a
condition? YES! The stretch/relax, stretch/relax
action on the spinal muscles will help stabilize the
Q: Do you know of contraindications for
those with spinal injuries?
A: It is not advised to use the Sun Ancon
Chi Machine if a person has an acute episode of
spinal pain. Wait until the condition settles down.
Spinal Rod Implants.
Q: I am researching a helpful therapy for my
son. He is 19 yrs. old, injured over 2 yrs. ago, now
a paraplegic at T5 level, with total paralysis below
injury site. Had reconstructive surgery with rods
installed running parallel with spine. Can he use
chi machine, or do you have any clients with similar
health problem that use the chi machine?
A: I have not heard of the Chi machine being
used by any person with a similar condition and
implant rods as your son. However, my belief is that
with very low time frames starting from 1 minute
twice a day for 2 weeks and then adding 1 minute
every 2 weeks, should enhance your sons quality of
life. If your son experiences any adverse reactions
then stop using the machine and revert back the next
day to the previous time frame that was OK.
Q1: I have just had surgery. Can I use the
Sun Ancon Chi Machine?
A1: No. You can not use it unless the wound
is closed and healed.
Q2: An elderly client has recently had
a rodent ulcer removed from her lower leg. The site
has become infected and is being treated with
antibiotics. If she buys a machine, when can she
A2: The yard-stick is that once stitches
have been removed and the wound is healing well then
the machine can be used. It's ALWAYS paramount that
these people always start at low time levels and
build their time up slowly over several weeks.
Q3: A lady to whom I have sold a
machine is due to have some keyhole surgery next
month for sterilization and will just be in hospital
for a day. Am I correct in thinking that maybe a few
days or so would be sufficient not to use the
machine for such a minor operation?
A3: Minor surgery recovery - 10 days to 2
weeks should be okay for a relatively fit and well
Q: I have used the Sun Anion Chi Machine for
some months, but I can only use it for 2-3 min.per
day. I have so much pain in my body because I am
allergic to my teeth fillings with silver in them. I
am taking them out one by one and have taken out 9,
but I still get very sick after I have been at the
dentist. Is it wise of me to use the Sun Anion Chi
Machine when I get sick. My body aches and the lymph
system is acing as well as the muscles and my
stomach, so I understand that my body is trying to
get rid of the poison. Can I use the machine even
when I hurt?
A: Yes, she can use the machine but only for
one or two minutes per session. She needs to drink a
great deal of water each day. Using the machine 3 to
4 times per day would be very helpful.
Sun Ancon Chi Machine
Doctor of Chiropractic CMCC, Toronto, Canada 1973-
977; Diplomat, NBC, USA 1977; Diplomate CCEB, Canada
1977; Diploma Physical Education & Teaching
Certificate, Sydney Teachers College 1964-1966;
Certificate Life Coach 2001; Fellow, Australian
Institute of Management 2001.
Background - Dr. Hinwood.
Hsin Ten Australia's healthcare consultant, John
Hinwood, has extensive experience in clinical
practice, coaching and consultation. He has been a
valuable distributor for Hsin Ten for five years.
Since 1997, John Hinwood has shared his Sun Ancon
Chi experience nation-wide in Cairns, Sydney,
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville, Melbourne, Perth
and Adelaide, and has consulted in many seminars and
a range of health issues. He has shared his
knowledge in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Soux Falls
and Salt Lake City on a Hsin Ten (USA) tour in 2000.
Recognition - Dr. Hinwood.
Managing Director, Powerful Practices Pty Ltd (1991
to Present); Chairman, Bridge to the Future 2000
campaign, Australian Spinal Research Foundation to
raise A$1,500,000. Former Queensland and
National Vice Presidents of the Australian
Chiropractors Association; and Honorary Consultant,
Past President and Board Chairman, Australian Spinal
Research Foundation Limited. 11 years as a Board
Member and 8 years as President and Chairman.
Advice given by Dr. John Hinwood, Healthcare
Consultant of HTE Australia Pty Ltd, is intended to
be a general guide to various conditions customers
request advice about. This general advice cannot
cover specific situations encountered by
individuals. You should seek independent health care
advice regarding your personal condition, or seek
advice from your medical specialist, general
practitioner, chiropractor, naturopath, massage
therapist, or other health care provider.
HTE Australia Pty Ltd will not be responsible
to the affects of the use of its products which may
prove to be adversary to your health. HTE Australia
Pty Ltd provides advice only and is subject to your
agreement to obtain independent health care medical