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Chi Machine Comparison Chart.
Buyers Guide to Imitation Chi Machine Scams on the Internet
Chi Machines such as the Chi Exerciser, Chi Vitalizer and Chi Swing.
Below is a COMPARISON CHART of imitation 'chi machine' scams which was difficult to formulate because
a) All sites vary with their facts, specifications and prices, often selling identical imitation machines under a different name and label.
b) Sites present vague information about their manufacturer, inventor or company background.
Why? Many of the merchants selling imitation 'chi machines' do not have any background information nor attempt to find out any specs as they are usually counting on the consumer not to ask questions!

Imitation 'Chi Machine' websites actually copy Chi Machine info and history, misleading the consumer into believing it all belongs to their imitation machine. Dr. Inoue, the creator, gave his vision to Skylite Corporation in Japan, who then proceeded to create The Chi Machine . Exclusive rights to sell this machine, belong to HTE (Hsin Ten Enterprise International) and no-one else.

Pan
The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine creator and his exclusive chosen distributor,
Dr. Shizuo Inoue and Hsin Ten Enterprises (HTE) Chairman Gordon Pan.

We have also compiled a BUYERS GUIDE CHART of websites that deliberately mislead customers by engaging in false advertising selling imitation Chi Machines using plagiarized info and graphics taken from the original Sun Ancon medical information, frequently word for word. Other websites present false claims, scams and gimmicks and false information. This becomes very confusing for the customer as to which machine is THE REAL ONE.

Anyone attaching the name 'Chi Machine' to a unit that is not a Sun Ancon Chi Machine (original machine was known as Sun Harmony ), is attempting to sell an imitation 'chi machine' and committing fraud.

HTE logo.Sun Ancon Chi Machine. Model SDM-888
The 'Chi Machine' is a registered trademarked name belonging to HTE.
The Sun Ancon is the original Chi Machine , created by Dr. Inoue in 1990.
The company green and gold logo is located on the machine and on and the timer.

Imitation Brands Include: Chi Exerciser, Chi Vitalizer, Chi Swing, Swing Master, Footshaker, Zen Chi, Evergain, Exerciser 2000, Chi Flow, Zen Chi, Ki Motion, SunOxygen, Surge of Chi... Amazon.com and EBay have an abundance of imitations, with false information as well as plagiarized information.

IMITATION 'CHI MACHINES' - BUYERS GUIDE FACTS:

- Medical benefits and data claimed by imitations ALL come from the Original Sun Ancon .
- To the best of our knowledge, NO imitations have been medically researched or licensed as a medical device.
- Few of the imitations present proof of patent.
- The Chi Machine is a trademarked name belonging to HTE the company.

- NONE of the imitations were approved by Dr. Inoue, creator of the original Sun Ancon after 38 YEARS of research.
- Countless customers have testified they returned imitations due to injury, against 0% of Sun Ancon Chi Machines.
- Variable speeds have been frequently reported to cause aches and back pain.
- Variable speeds have been reported to raise blood pressure in some individuals.


When buying a machine for health and wellness, customers should research and inquire if there is:


1) A patent number.
2) Documented medical research or clinical trials, with date and name of facility.
3) A medical license and number, and FDA approved documentation.
4) Ask for the name of the company and check their background - how long in business.
5) Ask how many years on the market.
6) Ask how long is the life expectancy of the machine (many imitations break down within 6 months to a year).

YOU GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

Chi fish.
CMI Sun Ancon Goldfish has been stolen and used by multiple imitation 'chi machine' sites.


COMPARISON CHART.
ORIGINAL SUN ANCON CHI MACHINE COMPARED TO IMITATIONS:
Imitation chi machine merchants vary machine name and color depending upon
their marketing outlet and country. Imitation prices range from $79 to $464

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Machine: Sun Ancon
Chi Machine
CM
ORIGINAL
Footshaker
(also red/tan)
Stress Buster
Evergain
IMITATION
Chi Vitalizer
SunOxygen
(also white)
Chi
                  Vitalizer
IMITATION
Chi Swing
Chi Energizer
Chi Swing
IMITATION
Ki Motion
Ki
                  Motion
IMITATION
Chi Exerciser 2000
Exerciser 2000
IMITATION
Zen Chi
Zen Chi
IMITATION
Speed: One set speed.
Faster or slower proven to alter blood pressure and cause back pain.
Multi-speed
+ Gimmicks
Multi-speed One speed unknown 5-speed unknown
Weight: 15.5lbs. 17lbs 15lbs 9lbs 5kg 15lbs unknown
Oscillation/min: 140 oscillations/per minute.
Scientifically  and Medically approved for general heart rate, blood pressure and spinal alignment.
78-156 95-160 147 unknown 120-160 140 +/- 10%
Metal Parts: Yes + AC Motor Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Yes + DC Motor Plastic
Patents: 26 global patents.
Four American patents.
unknown unknown unknown unknown Not specified Australia, UK
Licensed Medical
Device:
Australia, Canada, Japan.
 FDA regulated as Class 1 medical device in USA.
none none none none Not specified none
Medical Research, Clinical Trials: Flinders University,
Australia.
none none none none Not specified none
Date of Invention
and Inventor:
1990
Japanese scientist, Dr. Inoue.
unknown 1999
unknown
unknown unknown 1999-1st generation
unknown
4th Generation 2007
2004
unknown
Manufactured: Hefei, China. unknown unknown unknown unknown Not specified Cheshire
Company Distributor: HTE - Exclusive rights. Evergain.
Cerebrex.
unknown unknown unknown Clark Enterprises. unknown
Country: Worldwide. USA, Canada, UK USA, Canada, Europe USA, Canada Mexico, USA USA Australia, UK
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Scam

BUYER GUIDE CHART TO INTERNET IMITATION CHI MACHINE SCAMS:
Merchants cheating customers is NOT ac
ceptable - especially during hard economic times!
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Website.
Merchant name.
Location:
'Chi Machine'
Imitation
Brand Name:
Date reviewed - within past 5 yrs,
updates in progress, TBA ...

Comments.
Medical research.
Patent.
Medical license:
Latin TV
Infomercial
and website.
Ki Motion.  SCAM:
Ki Motion as seen on Latin TV infomercial, 'Reduced' from over $450 and offered for $268 by telephone operator. Website further 'reduces' machine from $125 to $114.

Infomercial deliberately falsely claims it is the original. The company was contacted by telephone and asked if the Chinese doctor in the infomercial is an actor or a real doctor. No proof was offered by the company the doctor is authentic and no proof of written medical documentation was available. No explanation or apology was given for claiming multiple times throughout the infomercial that the Ki Motion is 'not an imitation'.

Knowledge of the original Sun Ancon was at first denied, then several minutes later acknowledged with hostility.

None.
None.
None.
allaboutmassagers.

John Johnson.
JMP Enterprises,
Portland, Oregon.

Evergain.
Chi Vitalizer.
Chi Swing.
Swing Master.
 SCAM:
They offer the original Sun Ancon at a higher price than it actually is. They have listed INCORRECT technical specifications in their comparison chart.

ALL their medical info has been taken from the Original Sun Ancon.

None.
None.
None.
iwr.

Tom
Mathews.
Portland, Oregon.

Chi Exerciser 2000.  SCAM:
This man was actually TERMINATED by HTE, the makers of the Original Sun Ancon. Mathews uses several pages of Sun Ancon Chi Machine information, as a cover to sell imitations - the same imitation company (Clark Enterprises) HTE had a lawsuit against in the past. He uses the old name of Sun Harmony to confuse customers.

When a customer inquires to buy the Sun Ancon or Sun Harmony, Mathews lists several false claims and manipulates the customer into buying the imitation.

Mathews has been contacted several times but refuses to comply with legal business practice. This man is currently under investigation.

None.
None.
None.
dynamind.

Andrew Dolan,
Valley Forge, PA.

Evergain.
Chi Vitalizer.
EZ Swing.
 SCAM:
All info from original Sun Ancon. No proof of claims whatsoever.
None.
None.
None.
one2fit.

Patrick Wong.
New York.

Evergain.  SCAM:
Adjustable speed units which have been proven to be harmful. Multiple lies to convince customer otherwise. Very slick advertising and manipulation.

Complete ignorance of the original Sun Ancon. Deliberate lies to consumer!

TRUTH:
NO PATENTS - NO MEDICAL LICENSE. NO MEDICAL RESEARCH. NO PATENT PROOF. ALL info stolen from the Original Sun Ancon with no apology.

None.
None.
None.
ycyhealth.
Vancouver,
Canada.
Chi Energizer/Vitalizer.
Chi Flow.
Chi Shaker - Chi Exerciser.
Chi Swing.
Swing Exerciser.
SCAM:
All info from original Sun Ancon. Multiple speeds with standard invented explanation as to why.
None.
None.
None.
toolsforhealing.

Dennis Harwood.
Hixson, TN.

Chi Vitalizer.
Foot Shaker.
SCAM:
"...the products I sell are all of high quality or you won't see them here to begin with." Then why are these multiple speed, harmful imitations being sold here, and not the real thing?
None.
None.
None.
optimalhealth2000

Daniel Higgins
Sedona, AZ.

Exerciser 3000.  
Harmful multiple speeds.
None.
None.
None.
swingmachines.

Total Body Works.
Randy Lanier.
Weatherford,
Texas.

Exerciser 2000.
Swing Master.
Chi Vitalizer.
Oxyswing.
Chi Swing.
SCAM:
1) Website offers the Original Sun Ancon for $599.99! That's $120 above the normal price of $480. They also show old model named 'Sun Harmony' which no longer exists.

2) This websites primary goal appears to be to persuade you to buy the Exerciser 2000 from Clark Enterprises who they have several links too, and also suggest their distributorship.

None.
None.
None.
Sunoxygen

Germany,
Switzerland,
Austria, Spain.

SunOxygen. SCAM:
Website has taken aura photos from original Sun Ancon sites, to use for marketing their imitation.
None.
None.
None.
swingmachinesdirect.

Casey Fisher.
Layton, Utah.

Life Force Swing Machine.  
Multi-speed settings proven to be harmful. They 'forget' to mention Sun Ancon original comes with padded footrest cover to make their own cover appear cool.
None.
None.
None.
electronichealing.co.uk
Sussex, UK.
Zen Chi
'Chi Machine'.
SCAM:
Harmful multiple speeds. All info taken from original Sun Ancon. 'Chi Machine' trademark violation.
None.
None.
None.
ultimatewatermassage.

John Robben.
Seattle, WA.

Chi Activator.
Chi Swing.
Foot Shaker.
Chi Flow.

Healthy Swinger,
with swivel disc - 
offered elsewhere
for $50 less!

SCAM:
Website copies all the physical benefits from the original Sun Ancon Chi Machine and applies them to all the imitations.
None.
None.
None.
findhealer.

Telstar Innovations.
Langhorne, PA.

Qi Energy Circulator,
Qi Generator II.
SCAM:
All info copied from original Sun Ancon Chi Machine..
None.
None.
None.
globalsources.

Takale Enterprise.
Taiwan.

'Chi Machine' is
a Chi Vitalizer.
 
Asian wholesalers import/export, importing cheap products from Taiwan, and China.
'Chi Machine' trademark violation.
None.
None.
None.
a1chimachines.
Las Vegas.
Chi Flow.
Chi Swing.
Evergain
Exerciser 2000/3000
Isabelle.
Swing Master.
Uk 202.
SCAM:
Half their machines are discontinued, others have no price or info. Info and images that exist is copied from original Sun Ancon Chi Machine.

They show a photo of the 'old' Sun Ancon original design, the 'Sun Harmony', and give no details. They say "details coming soon" but they never do, because this machine design is no available.

None.
None.
None.
cerebrex.
Edward Courtney.
Landenberg, PA.
Chi Vitalizer -
offered elsewhere
for $25 less.
SCAM:
Variable speeds may cause aches and pains and raise blood pressure. All info copied from Original Sun Ancon.
None.
None.
None.
atrendyhome.

West Connection
Enterprises.
Valencia, CA.

Healthy Swinger
'Chi Machine'.
 
Oscillation speed is potentially harmful and way off base. 'Chi Machine' trademark violation.
None.
None.
None.
Stress Terminator.
Hawk Distributors.
Tom Hawk
Reynoldsburg, OH
Stress Terminator SCAM:
2010

Website flat out lies! - site states:
"Don't get stuck buying the counterfeit. There are some lookalikes out there that can hurt your back."
a) This machine IS a counterfeit!
b) Machine ocsillates at 117/minute which is PROVEN to hurt the back!
None.
None.
None.
 

NEWS UPDATES:

April 2013
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine made a fourth TV show appearance, but if any imitation machine attempts to use the video footage or make any reference in any form after the show airs, legal action will be taken by the TV show producers.

November 2012
Beware plagiarized facts as well as false information written by imitation machines - eBay and Amazon.com most commonly.

December 2010:

Many thanks to 'The Doctors TV Show'  showcasing the original Sun Ancon Chi Machine and bringing it to the attention of the public across the USA and Canada.

FYI: The owner of this website was the individual responsible for The Doctors TV showcase of the original SUN ANCON Chi Machine. Please feel free to notify us if you discover an imitation company claiming their imitation 'chi machine' was showcased.


The
                    Doctors
TV Show 'The Doctors' showcased the Sun Ancon Chi Machine.
The four Sun Ancon Chi Machines used on stage, were donated to the show by HTE.

September 2009:
All the machines on AMAZON.COM are imitations. The real Sun Ancon is listed, but every time we check it is 'sold out' - this is a scam to get the buyer to purchase an imitation, because the Sun Ancon Chi Machine is not sold on Amazon.com by HTE.

Many people who saw the Sun Ancon Chi Machine on The Doctors went to Amazon and purchased an imitation machine without knowing they had not bought the real Sun Ancon Chi Machine. Imitation companies then proceeded to scam the public using 'The Doctors TV show' video footage, falsely claiming it as their own imitation product!

October 2007:

Too many imitations to document. The consumer is advised to always research products in depth and draw conclusions for themselves.

October 2005:
Several imitation 'chi machine' websites no longer exist, but there are still quite a few that persist. HTE the exclusive distributor of the Original Sun Ancon, are aggressively pursuing these deliberately misleading merchants for copyright, fraud and patent infringement.

If an imitation harms someone, breaks down or does not do what the original does, this is a bad reflection on the original WHICH WORKS and was created to help people.

March 2004:
Many of the imitation chi machines have now resorted to having gimmicks attached to the machines including infrared features, heating pads and magnets, besides the damaging multiple speeds. Quite honestly, a pogo stick, a hula hoop or a trampoline are safer and more beneficial. If you cut costs with your health, you pay a non-refundable higher price in the long run. To compare the REAL Chi Machine, the Sun Ancon, to any existing imitation machine, is the same as trying to compare a go-cart to a Ferrari ... you can't!

October 2003:
Some websites have re-worded and changed fraudulent information since being first presented here. However, all the 'chi machines' presented above are imitations that have proven to be potentially harmful and include gimmicks and scams. To date, all of them still remain medically unproved with NO clinical research  unlike the Sun Ancon Chi Machine.


Everyone is entitled to sell any product they choose, but selling products under false pretenses, pulling off a scam in order to make a profit -  in this case at the expense of your health - is dishonorable, greedy and plain wrong when it comes to something as important as your health!

How to instantly recognize an Imitation Chi Machine:

HThe ORIGINAL Chi Machine is known as Sun Ancon, as written on the machine, and also proven by its green and gold logo.
HThe ORIGINAL Chi Machine is distributed globally and sold exclusively by HTE.
HThe ORIGINAL Chi Machine has a  SET sale price of $449.00.
HThe ORIGINAL Chi Machine has NO variable speeds.

Strong, durable, solid and quiet.
Known to last 10-20 years.

Sun Ancon
                    Chi Machine.SDM-888

Available in 110v or 220v.

The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine
The Real Thing!

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Imitation Chi Machines
Imitations vs Original Sun Ancon specs.

Chi Machine Myths, Scams and Falsehoods.
The record is set straight.

Chi Machine Lawsuits
Unfortunate fact of life.

The Original vs the Imitations
Fit For Fun, the leading German health and consumer
magazine in Europe tested the original Sun Ancon
against the imitations. Sun Ancon won hands down.

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