CHI MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS:
Best 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
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. Avoid using 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.
1) Begin with 4-6 minutes, once or twice
a day. Increase GRADUALLY to 15 to 20 minutes,
once or twice a day.
2) 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 is achieved
DO NOT begin at 15-20
minutes or you may feel
nauseous, or weak legged, or have aches and pains.
4) 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 at
anytime, simply reduce time limit for as long as
you need to, before adding minutes again, very
Swim on land!
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.
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.
When 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 most
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.
Complete the 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
If you feel dizzy at all, it is due to
accumulated toxins 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
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 and well.
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
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.
Rule: When in doubt, don't!
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 my spine - or metal pins in my body?
Can i use the Chi Machine if i've had knee or
hip replacement surgery?
Can i place a cushion under my knees for
support if needed?
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.
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 solid wood cutting
Do i lie down on the hard floor?
You can lie on a carpet, or you may use a yoga
Which arm position should i use?
It does not matter. Use the position that is most
comfortable for you.
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.
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.