written by CM4U
Many people prefer
to use the Chi Machine before breakfast (best
time of day to use), and then perhaps again at night
to assist restful sleep and to promote natural healing
and rejuvenation. If the Chi Machine energizes you too
much to sleep, simply use it an hour or two before
going to bed as opposed to directly before climbing
into bed. Always wait one hour
after eating - lunch or dinner - before using
the Chi Machine.
Please use a room where you won't be disturbed
- no phone, NO watching TV at the same time,
no kids (soft music is ok).
Place the Chi Machine on a solid surface. A
hard floor with a carpet is best. For people
confined to bed, a hard board (such as a wooden
cutting board), placed underneath the machine for
stability, is ok. A very firm mattress is also
acceptable, just be sure the machine is not bouncing
Place machine on
floor (handle side away from you) and plug
in. Feet should hang past the ankle rests just
enough so they will move gently back and forth once
machine is turned on. If feet knock together,
turn feet slightly outwards like a ballet dancer.
Let your arms relax loosely at your sides,
palms down. Do not use a pillow under your head,
as this hinders the machine's motion from
reaching your head. People with severe knee problems
may need to place a rolled towel or small cushion
under their knees, although it's best not to do so
4-6 minutes, once or twice a day. Increase
GRADUALLY to 15 to 20 minutes, once or twice a day.
One minute once a day, is quite enough for someone
in poor health, bedridden, frail or in a lot of
pain. This can slowly be increased as improvement is
Unless you are extremely fit, DO NOT begin at 15-20 minutes
or you may feel nauseous, or weak legged, or have
aches and pains. NEVER exceed 20 minutes per
session, as this will detox the body too quickly for
some people, and cause imbalance in others.
Do not expect 'miracles' overnight, or after
only 2 or 3 sessions. If any discomfort is
experienced, simply reduce time limit for as long as
you need to before adding minutes again, very
Once timer is
set, the ankle rest will begin to move back and
forth carrying your feet from side to side. This
movement will carry up through your legs and torso,
and throughout your entire body, causing your body
to move just like a goldfish swimming in water.
This movement creates oxygenation,
detoxification, flexibility and important
stimulation of the autonomic
As your body sways, your mission is to
close your eyes, RELAX and 'surrender' as
much as possible. Slow, deep breaths are recommended
thereby allowing maximum oxygenation and relaxation.
when the machine stops, lay still for at least
three minutes. Do NOT jump up. This time is
when the movement of healing chi
energy is felt circulating throughout the body. 40%
of the therapeutic effect occurs while the machine
is moving, and 60% when it stops.
When the timer stops, continue lying down with
your eyes closed, continue to relax, and enjoy
the 'tingling rush' of your CHI. This 'rest
period' enables you to absorb and process the chi
energy, cell oxygenation, healing and detoxification
This rest period is the time that the
increased oxygenation will see out areas that lack
oxygen, replenishing your cells and muscle tissue.
Sitting up quickly and moving will constrict your
muscles, detracting form the full absorption
capabilities of the oxygenation.
rest period, remove your feet from the ankle cradle
and lift up your knees, bending them into a 45
degree angle with your feet flat on the floor. Take
a deep breath and lower your knees to one side as
low as is comfortable, and swing your arms to the
opposite side, whilst you breath out. Slowly return
your knees to the upright position whilst inhaling.
Repeat this movement to the opposite side, and then
back again, breathing as before. Repeat this
exercise a few times and then gently sit up.
session with a glass of water to assist
the lymph system in flushing out toxicity, aiding
the removal of circulatory and metabolic waste
materials from the body (by way of urine and feces).
If you feel dizzy at all, it is due to
accumulated toxicity being released from tissues
in your body. The dizziness will dissipate
quickly. If you develop rashes or feel aches or
pains around old wounds this is the oxygenation
detoxifying and healing your cells - adjust
your time limit to a lesser amount during your next
Some people may experience this medically
documented experience known as a healing
crisis or 'Herxheimer Reaction', which
is simply your body appearing to be unwell as it
suddenly takes a huge turn towards becoming healthy
When can I NOT use
the Chi Machine?
- Within three months of post surgery, or any
bone fracture - the body needs to heal.
- If suffering from open wounds or infection.
- If suffering from a serious infection.
- Not advisable during pregnancy unless there is
absolutely no risk of miscarriage, especially during
1st trimester or last month of pregnancy.
- If you have an old pacemaker.
- If you suffer from epilepsy. Be cautious, use only
- If you have serious heart disease (unable to
FYI - Personal Discretion:
Individuals with pacemakers
and epilepsy have chosen to use the Chi
Machine, but it is at their discretion and it is
their prerogative, used under supervision with a
family member present or a healthcare specialist.
Time should be set at just 1-2 minutes to begin,
then very slowly increased, never exceeding 10
minutes maximum. Time is to be reduced if any
discomfort is experienced.
Life Rule: When in
When using the Chi machine with young children,
5-10 mins is enough - ages 4yrs and up - very
calming, great for ADD/ADHD.
1) Can i use the Chi
Machine if i have metal plates in my spine?
2) Can i use the Chi Machine if
i've had knee or hip replacement surgery?
3) Can i place a cushion under my
knees for support if needed?
4) What if i experience discomfort
Simply reduce the time. Add minutes very slowly.
There is no hurry. If you have to do 2-4 minutes for
several weeks, this is ok as benefits are still
being created as you body adjusts and heals itself
with each and every session.
5) I can't get down on the floor.
Can i use the Chi Machine in bed?
Yes. Simply place the machine on something hard and
flat for stability, like a cutting board.
6) Do i lie down on the hard floor?
You should lie on a carpet, or you may use a yoga
7) Which arm position should i use?
It does not matter. Use the position that is most
comfortable for you.