Lymphoedema is a drainage problem,
where lymph, the debris of the immune system,
accumulates in an arm or leg. The lymphatic system
which carries this fluid, can become blocked when
it's been damaged by radiotherapy or when lymph
nodes have been removed during invasive procedures.
Medical University, Australia.
Clinical trials focused on Lympoedema of the
Professor Neil Piller
one of the top ten leading world lymphedema
specialists not only conducted extensive medical
research as to the effects of the Sun Ancon Chi
Machine on Secondary Lymphoedema and Venous Oedema
patients, he also concluded that the Sun Ancon Chi
Machine is the most effective method of lymph
drainage in the world.
Chi Machine Medical
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine Lymphedema clinical
trials held at Flinders University, Australia, and
Trial Booklets are available from HTE.
Secondary Lymphoedema or Venous Oedema
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine must be used on a
consistent daily basis for the accumulated lymph
to remain drained. The longer the period of use,
the greater and more prolonged the effects for the
user. 15-20 minutes, 1-3 times each day, is
recommended use. Begin at 4-6 minutes. Never
exceed 20 mins. Drink water after each session to
flush out the excess lymph fluid and toxins.
FEEDBACK and EXPERIENCES.
Australia and UK.
contributing factor to our health and well
"Lynn and I wanted to drop you
a line to let you know just how much we appreciate
our chi exerciser. Lynn is now up to 6 minutes 2
times a day, She is enjoying an increase in range
of motion as well as improved energy throughout
Being Chiropractic Doctors, we
have spent many thousands of dollars researching
health-related equipment. The Chi Machine
qualifies as one of the most important modalities
that we have tested over the past 10 years. In our
opinions, the reason for this is that it mobilizes
the lymphatic drainage of the body. This is
critically important, as Dr. Gaston Naessens from
France has shown that in cancer and other chronic
degenerative illnesses, the lymphatic system
becomes all clogged up like gelatin instead of
Given our training in Applied
Kinesiology and my current disability of 5 years
from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, multiple chemical
sensitivities and Immune Dysfunction secondary to
chemical injury, we have been acutely aware of my
need for improved lymphatic function. In fact,
Lynn and I were spending about I hour a day using
AK methods and a modification of the Vawter
massage technique from Europe just to keep my
lymphatic drainage working.
the arrival of the Sun Ancon Chi Machine, I have
been using it one to two times a day. Amazingly,
during this time, my lymphatic drainage has
continued to work with no other treatment by Lynn
or myself. Needless to say, I have been thinking
and feeling better. It has already been a major
contributing factor to our health and well being."
and Lynn Buckler - Chiropractors.
Ancon Chi Machine
For health and
"The Chi Machine has been a
revelation to me. I have been having two
fifteen-minute sessions each day for around two
months. In that time I have lost unexpected weight
from both my hips and waist and noticed the rest of
my body more toned. The benefits of using a machine
were explained to me by my reflexologist who had
noticed I was suffering from oedema in spite of
eating healthy foods and taking regular, if limited,
exercise. So I borrowed a Sun Ancon and then quickly
bought my own because I could immediately see the
difference it made. I even hired a machine when I
went to Canada because I could not bear the thought
of being away from it for two weeks." - Alison Davey, N. Yorkshire, UK, April
Much of the
fluid build-up is eliminated.
"As a massage therapist, I have had the opportunity
to observe the benefits that the Sun Ancon Chi
Machine has provided for others. One of my clients
is only able to get around in a wheelchair.
Consequently, she has problems with lymphedema.
However, after just a couple of treatments, I have
witnessed the significant reduction in the size of
her ankles, and of course, the relief of the
pressure caused by the lymph build up. The Sun Ancon
gets the lymph moving, kick-starts the kidneys so
that the urinary system is much more fluid than
usual. Consequently much of the fluid build-up is
eliminated and she feels much lighter after the
treatment. Her bowels also work better after the Sun
Ancon treatments." - Carol Stadelmann, Massage
Therapist and Yoga Teacher, VIC, Australia.
"Five and a half
years ago I got to the point where I needed an
electric scooter around the house to get cooking
and laundry done. Prior to that my husband was
doing the grocery shopping for about six years.
bought the Chi Machine in June of this year -
after trying it in Dr. Liptonís office. The pain
in my hands, that I had been taking 2 Aleve for
each day, disappeared after about three days on
the machine for 5 minutes twice a day. The
swelling in my ankles started going down too.
Now, about after 4 1/2
months of using the Chi Machine twice a day for
15 minutes, I can stand up long enough to brush
my teeth. I also use a walker now for short
I love the Chi Machine for what it
has done for me and the feeling of total
relaxation it gives me. I am hoping that with
continued use it will make my legs even stronger
A nice side benefit is that I have lost 6
pounds and my husband about 10."
- Karen Auger 10/18/04
New lease on
"Six years ago I became unwell and over time I
gained twenty-five kilos of fluid which has caused
toxin build-up and other problems. Three months ago
I was depressed and desperate, as everything I had
tried for the pain and swelling had failed. I was in
complete agony with my back and legs to the point
where I could not stand for more than twenty minutes
or walk for more than ten. Each morning it would
take me about two hours to get mobile, and I would
constantly fall asleep if I sat down for long.
Having always been
an active person who loved tennis and dancing, and
having been in the entertainment profession all my
life, I found it absolutely heartbreaking not to be
able to pursue these activities any longer, not
carry out normal duties, and my work was taking a
dramatic dive as well, as I could no longer handle
Thanks to a kind
and caring neighbor, I obtained a Sun Ancon Chi
Machine. I can't believe the improvement in two
months. I no longer wake up with blinding headaches
and feel so full of energy. I can now stand for a
lot longer, and in fact I am on my feet for hours at
a time, and two weeks ago I was able to visit a
local market and managed to walk for an hour without
stopping to rest. Now I am able to do my own
shopping again in one hit and do all my own house
cleaning in one day as I used to. I no longer fall
asleep when I sit down, and am back working in my
profession two or three nights per week. The best
news is though, I have lost two kilos in fluid,
The best way to
describe my Sun Ancon machine is that it is like a
battery charger for the body, and using it for
fifteen minutes two or three times a day suits me
fine. I couldn't be happier, it's given me a new
lease of life." - C.L. Goodall, Australia.
minutes on the Sun Ancon Chi Machine is
to doing 1 hour of manual lymphatic drainage.
Easier since Flinders Clinical Trial.
"I have had lymphoedema in both legs for about 40
years brought about after several abdominal
operations. This condition has gradually made
walking difficult and restricted my activities. I
applied and was accepted to participate in the
Flinders Medical Center Sun Ancon Chi Machine
research. For the first time in years i had
relief from swelling in my ankles and was able to
move around more freely. I bought more own Sun Ancon
Chi Machine and i have had continued results which
has made my life easier. I am so grateful." - Joan, 78 years
"Last December my husband had surgery. He
was left to cope with the ongoing effects of
secondary lymphedema. He was no longer able to work
at his part time job, or enjoy his previous leisure
activities, and his days were spent resting with his
leg elevated every couple of hours.
In February my
sister told us about a new machine that she had
bought, which might help John manage his condition.
The studies specific to lymphedema looked promising
and we purchased one soon after. At first John was
using the Chi Machine morning and night without
noticing any real benefits. Then he began using it
as soon as he felt any tightness or discomfort.
to get his life back together. Then we found a
physiotherapist who specializes in lymphatic
problems, and between specific massage therapy and
the Chi Machine (affectionately know as 'The
Wobbler') he is back to his old activities. He can
go fishing in the morning and play nine holes of
golf in the afternoon. He hasn't stopped smiling.
We enjoy traveling and now feel confident that we
can plan some more trips away, with the Wobbler of
course, tucked securely on the back seat.
I use it for only
four minutes a couple of times a day. I am
also enjoying some deliciously long sleeps." -
John Dunlop, NSW, Australia.
"Did anyone come through the summer without wishing
they could throw away their offending limb? It is
the first time I have wished I were more of a water
baby and by the time the annual Lymphoedema
Information Day came round, was convinced the build
up of fluid would never go away. Hence it was really
reassuring to listen to Prof. Piller describe in
detail how the lymph system works and later answer
the many questions posed by fellow lymphos.
The Sun Ancon Chi
Machine came into our home about three years ago as
an adjunct to my husband's ongoing health program.
Three years ago I was a fit 62 year old and only
used the machine spasmodically. Thereafter,
lymphedema crept up, slowly at first, gathering
speed as the limb became waterlogged and the lymph
system very sore.
trepidation I started to use the Sun Ancon Chi
Machine, gradually building up the time to five
minutes, three times a day, always following the
rules of use e.g. a glass of water, and resting for
5 minutes after the motion stopped.
Although I have
not been taking measurements, the improvements have
been noticeable. The leg has become softer and the
fluid drains much quicker when in bed or with the
leg up. Other parts of my body have become softer
also." - Jean McKern 65yr, Australia.
Carl Munson, a massage therapist in the UK was
impressed with a talk Hazel Lockwood gave to around
100 healthcare professionals on a Lymphoedema
awareness day. Hazel kindly shared an extract of her
talk with Carl:
"I tried a Chi
Machine that the hospital (Royal Hallamshire,
Sheffield) were trialing. I was very impressed with
the machine and bought one for my own use which I
now use twice a day and wouldn't be without it.
I don't think it makes a vast improvement to the
shape of my leg in the short term, although I have a
feeling that this will probably improve over a much
longer period of time. What I do find, is that the
limbs feel different. If I don't use the machine for
some reason, then my leg reverts to feeling full and
tight, so the machine definitely helps with my
mobility." - Hazel
Lockwood 51yr, UK.
Voluntary anecdotes from individual users sharing
what they personally experienced, relevant to their
lifestyle and state of health do not necessarily
reflect results that other individuals may or may
not experience. These experiences are not to be used
as medical advice and are not presented with the
intention as such. Whilst real-life experiences can
be a helpful resource, they are not a substitute for
individual medical advice which must be obtained
from a qualified health practitioner. Consumer
reviews themselves are not reliable scientific
evidence. HTE does not endorse any personal
experience found herein.