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Chi Machine Myths, Scams,
and Disinformation.

The REAL Chi Machine.

Chi Machin Scam.

Answers to questions and false information
given by imitation 'chi machine' companies.
Unscrupulous companies and individuals are not content to create cheap imitation 'chi machines', but have also published false accusations, illegitimate claims and fraudulent allegations regarding the original Chi Machine , even stealing entire pages of content from this website, word for word.
WHY bother to confront companies lying to the public? Because when it comes to health care there are no short cuts or quick fixes, only band-aids that eventually cause more harm than good. Saving money by purchasing a cheap imitation machine (like eating cheap processed food), sacrifices your health in the long run.


The REAL Chi Machine, named the Sun Ancon, has made a difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide for over 30 years. This deeply comprehensive website has made a difference with honesty and integrity for over 20 years.

This page is simply to correct the disinformation and to offer further knowledge, history and health guidance pertaining to the original Chi Machine.
Topics in no particular order:

The Name / American Classification / Worth / Origin

The Motion / Fibromyalgia / Miracle Machine / Weight Loss

Livestrong Article / Anonymous Author / Amazon


Chi Machine.Logo

The Sun Ancon Chi Machine and HTE Logo.
This is the REAL Chi Machine, the Original.

MythChi Machine Myth - the Name:
Chi Exercise Machine, Chi Vitalizer, Chi Energizer, Chi Swing Machine, Chi Vibration, Surge of Chi, etc. - all claiming to be the original chi machine.


'The Chi Machine' is a TRADEMARKED name belonging to HTE (Hsin Ten Enterprise) and the original Chi Machine as invented by Japanese scientist Dr. Inoue, sold exclusively by HTE. Cheaper imitation 'chi machine' are in fact in violation of the trademark by naming or referring to their machine as such.

There is only one Chi Machine, known as the Sun Ancon, patented in 26 countries, The original Chi Machine is NOT advertised in magazines, on TV, or sold on If a machine does not have the green company logo on it, as shown above, it is not the original, the Sun Ancon Chi Machine.

MythChi Machine Myth - American Classification:

"... this alleged stamp of approval is a mirage. The agency has never examined the machine for any purpose..." "misleading credentials".


The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is, and always has been, classified by the American Food and Drug Administration as a Class 1 Therapeutic Massager - Regulation Number:  890.5660

Chi Machine Myth:
"Worthless Merchandise: Chi Exercise Machines are worthless pieces of junk!".


1) The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is recognized and registered as a medical device in Japan, Australia and Canada. Acquiring this status was not an easy task to accomplish due to strict rules and regulations in each of those three countries.

Flinders University

Flinders University, Australia.

2) The renowned University of Flinders in Australia, conducted extensive clinical trials in 2000, focusing primarily on Venous Lymphoedema and Secondary Lymphoedema. The results proved lymphatic drainage is promoted and maintained with consistent daily use. Results included the discovery that when the machine is used on a consistent daily basis, steady and safe weight loss also occurs.

The Doctors

'The Doctors' - TV Show.

3) The popular daily TV show that promotes health and medical device, The Doctors, chose to showcase the Sun Ancon Chi Machine at the beginning of their 2nd season in 2009. The show aired across the USA, Canada and Europe. In the spring of 2013, yet another prestigious TV show about health also recommended the Sun Ancon Chi Machine, for relaxation.

NOTE: The female doctor on 'The Doctors' had her feet turned in causing them to knock together - all she had to do was turn them out slightly like her colleagues, and then relax and enjoy.

4) People from all walks of life, as well as professional athletes and health care professionals around the world, have presented voluntary testimonials over the past 30 years, that the Sun Ancon Chi Machine has helped them in many ways including:

a) Improving or healing various physical health challenges.

b) Support in maintaining both physical and mental health.

c) Promotion of enhanced athletic performance, for warm up and cool down, mental focus, and lactic acid break-down.


MythChi Machine Myth - Origin of the Original Chi Machine:
"1920's 'Chi Exercise Machines' What's Old is New Again!" - This caption is shown alongside females from the 1920's standing upright wearing vibrating weight loss belts.


This caption is ridiculous as a vibrating belt is hardly close to being considered a 'chi machine' which is used lying down, NOT standing up.

Prior to the invention of The Sun Ancon Chi Machine there were no machines that duplicated the machine's specific 'goldfish motion' which requires the user to lie down on the floor, with the back flat and the spine straight. Rebounding is the closest method to the Chi Machine, however, rebounding requires that you to balance upright on a mini trampoline and then jump up and down which creates stress to the spine and the body overall, and may cause possible injury to the user.

The actual motion of the Sun Ancon Chi Machine duplicates a fish swimming. This movement was apparently first adopted by a Japanese civil engineer named Dr. Katsuzo Nishi who created a series of six exercises in 1927 known as the 'Nishi Health System'. This exercise was then introduced to the martial art form of Aikido of which Dr. Nishi was a teacher.


Aikido Goldfish Exercise.

The Nishi Health System goldfish exercise, which entails the same motion concept, - as used by the later invented Chi Machine - describes the exercise effects as follows:

"The Goldfish exercise which aims at spinal readjustment is a sure way to correct scoliosis, adjust any deviated vertebra, relieve undue strains of the spinal nerves as well as paralysis of the peripheral nerves and secure and unhampered and normal circulation of the blood. Not only that it stimulates the production of the red blood cells in the marrow, increases the tension of the sympathetic nerves, contracts the superficial vessels distributed all over the body and, furthermore, moves the bowels regularly and lastly keeps and equilibrium between the two main nervous systems which run along each side of the body and establishes a desired harmony in the entire organism."

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The Chi Machine Goldfish Exercise.

Dr. Shizuo Inoue, Japanese Medical Visionary and the Sun Ancon Chi Machine creator, studied the effects of both optimal and depleted oxygen levels in the body for over 38 years. He stated "My research has convinced me that lack of oxygen is the root of most or perhaps even all disease." This statement has been confirmed over and over by multiple Nobel Prize winners and brilliant scientific minds worldwide.

NOTE: It is a medical fact that a cancer body indicates an acidic body which is thereby oxygen depleted. It stands to reason that if the human body receives daily physical activity and consumes an alkaline based diet (preferably organic), chances are greater that the person will maintain health and wellness. Sedentary lifestyles and acidic, GMO diets, often coupled with accumulative daily mental/emotional stress, addiction to prescription drugs, multiple vaccinations, as well as environmental toxins, all play a role in the dramatic increase of diseases including obesity and cancer.

Dr inoueoscillation

Dr. Inoue creator of the real Chi Machine,

brand named the Sun Ancon.

Dr. Inoue created the original Chi Machine based on the Goldfish exercise as seen in the Aikido image above. Oftentimes, a masseuse will hold the ankles and swing the body from side to side for a few minutes, for the same effect. It is extremely difficult to move your own body in a goldfish motion, so the Sun Ancon Chi Machine does it for you with no stress or risk of injury or fatigue. The machine motion creates a figure of eight and stimulates Chi. Because the body is lying down, the spine is well supported.

Imitation machines have multiple speeds (a gimmick), which do not create the figure of eight and may cause harm - lower back pain is commonly cited.


MythChi Machine Myth
"... a chi machine is designed to violently jiggle the user."


The Sun Ancon Chi Machine smoothly sways the ankles from side to side. Some individuals have even reported falling asleep.

In April 2013 a popular international TV show showed the Sun Ancon Chi Machine being used for relaxation (the theme of the show), proving it does not "violently jiggle the user", let alone the world famous medical TV host who enjoyed it!

MythChi Machine Myth:
"Fibromyalgia sufferers cannot possibly benefit from violent jiggling."


Stretching and massage has been shown in clinical studies to benefit fibromyalgia. Evidence suggests that fibromyalgia results from local hypoxia in the muscles (low oxygen), which in turn contributes to muscle tissue breakdown and sensitivity. Increased adrenaline depletes oxygen and promotes lactic acid, which is broken down and removed by increasing oxygen.

Many people living with this physical challenge have had life changing results by increasing their oxygen levels through engaging in the passive aerobic exercise of the Chi Machine. I am one of those people and results were witnessed by family, friends, and a doctor from UCLA.

Again, there is no 'violent jiggling' of any kind. If that was even remotely true, the machine would not be able to be used by anyone!

MythChi Machine Myth:
"...bogus "miracle machines" - "false promises" - "unproven claims"


1) The original Chi Machine is NOT a miracle machine or claimed as such. The machine simply moves the the body - passive aerobic respiration exercise. The exercise is not high impact or vigorous, it does not promote substantial weight loss without other lifestyle changes, or build muscles, or cause the heart to beat quickly, or the body to sweat, but gently promotes and supports general health and wellness, promoting improvement and healing of various physical challenges.

Movement of the body triggers a domino effect of positive, scientifically proven basic health benefits, beginning with promotion of circulation, increased oxygen and promotion of the elimination of waste and toxins via stimulation of the lymphatic system - two of the most important factors for a healthy body - which anyone can achieve by simply walking, or jogging, biking, swimming, rebounding, dancing, skipping etc ... everyday preferably, or at the very least three times a week.

Truth is most people prefer to sit or lie down, drive their car, watch TV, eat acid diets etc ...  rather than to get their body moving with physical activity. Some people are too frail, housebound, bedridden, old, sick or obese. The Chi Machine will do for the body what the individual will not or cannot do for varied reasons - there is no miracle involved.


Exercise is always an option.

2) There are no 'worthless' or 'false promises' given regarding original Chi Machine benefits. Over 30 years of feedback confirms benefits.

NOTE: What works in general for most people, will not work for every single individual due to the numerous factors involved, such as personal lifestyle, health habits, a toxic environment, karma, diet preferences and mental/emotional issues ... ALL of which need to be addressed in order to remain healthy, well and fit.

The Chi Machine serves to create a healthy foundation but if the individual persists in consuming an acid diet, popping prescribed medications daily, holding on to negative emotions and beliefs, and lives in a toxic environment at home or at work, then benefits will be only temporary and cannot accumulate.
3) There are no false or unproven claims, let alone those documented and testified to by Flinders University clinical trials - conducted by renowned lymphomologist Professor Neil Piller - and not overlooking the tens of thousands of users worldwide, from housewives to athletes to medical professionals, health care institutions, spas and prestigious health magazines and journals over the past three decades, since 1990.

Countries across Asia have embraced the Sun Ancon Chi Machine, with Thailand inparticular having numerous SOQI Spa Centers. Extremely popular in Mexico, Canada, France and Germany, with the Chinese market exploding over the past several years. The USA is sadly still lagging behind due to deliberate natural health care suppression, and the never-ending promotion of drugs thru TV ads (only in America).


Myth.Chi Machine Myth:
" A Chi Exercise Machine Won't Help You Lose Weight."


Whilst the real Chi Machine company, HTE, has NEVER promoted it as a weight loss device, ordinary weight loss has been experienced by countless users since 1990. Customers usually buy the machine to help various physical challenges but are pleasantly surprised to discover ordinary weight loss occurring as a side benefit.

The Sun Ancon Chi Machine creates low impact passive aerobic exercise. The Chi Machine does NOT exercise or build muscles (anaerobic exercise). If the machine is used on a consistent daily basis, ordinary weight loss may occur slowly, steadily and most importantly, safely, as proven by Flinders University Australia Chi Machine clinical trials in 2000, that revealed the unexpected weight loss.
Fat child.

Exercise does a body good.
Physical activity improves health, maintains weight and fitness level, promotes metabolic activity, promotes circulation, slows aging, changes ones physiology thereby promoting mental focus and relaxation, assists sleep, promotes bowel movements and is used for physical rehabilitation and general wellness.

Aerobic exercise is biologically and scientifically shown to promote supplemental oxygenation and stimulates the lymphatic system which thereby eliminates toxins from the body. The degree of physical activity determines the extent of benefits and the impact to the body. The average American family is overweight, sedentary and on medication. This situation did not happen overnight and won't correct itself overnight.

The original Chi Machine gets the body moving and thereby promotes and supports healthy change, one day at a time - diet is obviously critical and must be adjusted accordingly in order to support sustainable weight loss.

Yoga and Tai Chi:
It must be noted that passive aerobic exercise of the body via yoga and Tai Chi both promote healthy weight control. A person does NOT have to get the heart pumping and the blood racing.

Here are some examples of passive aerobic exercise benefits:
1) Relaxation of the body and mind releases stress, which is proven to contribute to weight gain.

2) Elimination of waste and toxins promotes healthy weight stability.

3) Negative emotions cause acidic energy retention within the body. Relaxation supports their release.

4) Stimulation of various body functions - such as the gastrointestinal tract if weak, sluggish or blocked - promotes metabolism and digestion.

5) Stimulation of the colon promotes release of waste and trapped toxins.

6) Promotion of flexibility and the release of stiffness, tension and rigidity, thus allowing relaxation promoting sounder sleep. Lack of sleep promotes weight gain.

Livestrong Article September 2015:

An article written in 2015 and posted on Livestrong contains the authors personal interpretation of information she has read, which is embellished, incorrect and frankly confusing. Here is just a couple of examples:

1) "These results may be the effects of passive exercise and leg elevation" - Clinical trials proved it was the effects of the Chi Machine.

"less fluid retention in their legs and entire body" - Correction, the trials state less fluid in the limbs, the trials do not state the entire body, only the Livestrong author does.

2) "using the machine for 15 minutes is the same as taking a brisk walk for an hour and a half" - This information originated years ago from HTE head office, not from this website. Also, there has never been any mention of burning calories, only by the Livestrong author.

3) "the company states that the most important factor in weight loss is the acidity in foods, and that oxygenation helps decrease the acid from food and helps you lose weight" - Factors in weight loss are eating healthy foods coupled with physical activity. No-where is it stated otherwise, again confusing embellishment written by the author that makes absolutely no sense.

4) "improve spinal alignment because vibrating the spine relieves pressure and reduces misalignment. Repetitive massaging adjusts the spine."  - What? Where is this written? This is the authors interpretation of what is actually written.

"for treating lower spinal disc problems and back pain" - No-where is it written that the Chi Machine may be used to "treat spinal disc problems" or to "reduce misalignment".

FYI: the Chi Machine is very popular with chiropractors who use it to loosen up and relax their clients before adjustment.

F D A:
Regarding the F D A, they regularly send out thousands of warning letters to companies and websites across the USA every year, to anyone that promotes alternative healing and does not stay within F D A rules and guidelines, or any website that posts testimonials from the public that include certain specific medical conditions.

Chi Machine International has complied with requests to delete medical testimonials, specific subject matter, and scientific documentation, which they prefer be withheld from the public for various reasons. We regularly update to meet changing requirements.

Many imitation machine websites do not comply and still post dubious or paid for testimonials, as does Amazon.

Scam. Chi Machine Scam: 
ALL reputable websites have to follow a specific criteria including providing a name, a telephone number, and physical address of shipment.

Anonymous Website Author - Several of the Chi Machine falsehoods addressed on this page, were extracted from a website with none of these criteria. The actual website - - has no-one claiming accountability and responsibility for the content. An email address alone, does not suffice. The website has apparently been created with bad intention towards the Sun Ancon Chi Machine for reasons unknown, and the author has chosen to hide their identity. Transparency would be a good idea.

FYI: and eBay.

No HTE distributor is allowed to sell the original Sun Ancon Chi Machine (originally known as the Sun Harmony), on eBay or

Only members of the general public may sell on eBay.

3) only sells imitations

FYI HTE Prices:
All prices and sale prices are determined and set by HTE head office in each individual country. Prices do not vary within each country because each distributor must sell at the exact same price as set forth by their head office. Imitation websites normally list higher prices for the Sun Ancon machine original, to entice the buyer to buy an imitation for less.


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