written by CM4U
time of day to use:
Best time to use the Chi Machine is before breakfast
as it gets the brain mentally focused, the body
balanced and energized, and creates a great jump start
to the day.
Lunchtime is fine and and after dinner to assist
restful sleep and to promote natural healing and
rejuvenation. If the Chi Machine energizes you too
much before bedtime, simply use it an hour or two
before going to bed as opposed to directly before
climbing into bed. Always wait at
least 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 good.
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 around.
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.
Length of time:
Each dot on the timer is equal to 2 minutes.
Begin with 4-6 minutes, once or twice a day.
Increase GRADUALLY to 15 to 20 minutes, once or
twice a day.
One or two minutes 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
Unless you are fit, DO NOT
begin at 15-20 minutes or you may
feel nauseous, or weak legged, or have aches and
NEVER exceed 20 minutes per session, as this
will detox the body too quickly for some people, and
cause imbalance in others.
Whilst you will feel a difference the very
first time of use, 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 slowly.
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. The
most movement is in the lower body and torso, where
as the upper spine, neck and head will be felt as a
gentle, soothing motion.
This movement increases oxygen levels,
promotes detoxification, spinal alignment,
flexibility, and important stimulation and balance
of the autonomic
nervous system. The body will become
relaxed, loosened up, circulation is stimulated and
minor pains are dissipated.
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.
the Chi Machine stops ...
- 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.
Following the 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, adjust your time
limit to a lesser amount during your next session.
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 you have any open wounds. The wound needs to
- If you have a serious infection. The infection
needs to clear.
- Not advisable during pregnancy - unless there is
absolutely no risk of miscarriage and you are fit
and well - especially not during first or last month
of trimester. There are benefits post-pregnancy.
- If you have an old pacemaker that cannot be
trusted to malfunction.
- If you suffer from epilepsy.
- If you have serious heart disease (unable to
- If you have high blood pressure, or you are prone
to blood clots or have blood clots.
FYI - Personal Discretion:
Individuals with pacemakers
and epilepsy have chosen to use the Chi
Machine, but it is at their own 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 lack of mental focus.
First introduced to the world in 1990.
The Original Chi Machine.
i use the Chi Machine if i have metal plates in
2) Can i use
the Chi Machine if i've had knee or hip
3) Can i
place a cushion under my knees for support if
4) What if i
experience discomfort or pain?
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
Yes. Simply place the machine on something hard and
flat for stability, like a solid wood 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.
8) I'm in a
wheelchair, can i sit with my feet on top of the
ankle rest and use the machine?
Yes, in cases such as this there is still benefit as
the body receives motion, which it must have daily
to stay healthy.
9) Can i place the
machine on a tabletop and rest just my wrists on
the ankle rest?
Yes, people have done this and received benefit to
the hands, arms and shoulders.