SUN ANCON CHI
How to use the Chi Machine.
has never been so simple.
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 energized,
and creates a great jump start to the day ahead.
Lunchtime is fine for a
midday pick-up, 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.
Use before eating or 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,
relaxing music is a good idea.
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 firm mattress is also
acceptable, just be sure the machine is not
Get ready, setting-up:
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.
Remember to place the soft ankle rest cover over
the grey plastic ankle rest, so as to cushion
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 per session:
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.
minutes once a day, is enough for someone in
poor health, bedridden, frail or in a lot of
pain. This can slowly be increased as
improvement is achieved.
3) DO NOT begin at 15-20
minutes or you may feel nauseous, or weak
legged, or have minor aches and pains.
4) 20 minutes per session is
ideal, but those who are unwell should stay
around 5-10 minutes as the body may detox too
quickly in some cases.
discomfort is experienced at anytime, simply
reduce time limit for as long as you need to,
before adding minutes again ... slowly.
will feel a difference the very first time, do
not expect 'miracles' overnight, or after only 2
or 3 sessions. Benefits are cumalitive with
Ready, Set, Go ... Swim on land!
timer is set, the ankle rest will begin to move
back and forth moving your feet from side to
side. This movement will carry up through your
legs and torso, and then to the upper body and
head, 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,
particular movement - side to side - promotes
stimulation and balance of the Autonomic
As a result the body and mind becomes relaxed,
de-stressed and loosened up.
As your body
sways, your mission is to close your eyes, RELAX
and surrender as much as possible.
breaths are highly recommended to enhance the
aerobic respiration exercise thereby allowing
maximum benefit and relaxation. Idea for
When the Chi Machine
Important to lie still for at least three
minutes when the machine stops. Do NOT jump
up.This time is when the wave 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.
timer stops, continue lying down with your eyes
closed, continue to relax, and enjoy the
tingling rush of your chi. This 'est period
enables you to absorb and process the chi
energy, and allow the body to complete the
beneficial effects the motion created. Sitting up quickly and
moving will constrict your muscles, detracting
from the full absorption benefits.
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 body
in flushing out metabolic waste (by way of urine
If you feel
dizzy at all, it is commonly due to
accumulated toxins being released in your
body. The dizziness will dissipate quickly.
If you develop rashes or feel aches or
pains, simply 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 seeming to be
unwell as it adjusts towards becoming
healthy and well.
Chi Machine Questions:
30 Years of global
and experience - we got you covered!
should 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 heal and close.
- If you have a serious infection. The
infection needs to clear.
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. Please consult with
your health care practitioner.
Who should not use the Chi
- If you
have an old pacemaker that cannot be trusted to
- 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. Blood
pressure must be brought under control first.
*Personal Discretion -
Some individuals with
pacemakers and epilepsy have chosen to use the
Sun Ancon Chi Machine, but use it at their own
discretion, as is their prerogative. In some
cases it is best used under supervision with a
family member present, or with the guidance of a
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
When using the Chi
Machine with young children and toddlers
(under supervision of course) 4-6 minutes is normally
enough time. Very calming and soothing,
outstanding for lack of mental focus or
First Introduced to the World in 1990.
The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine.
1) Can i use the Chi Machine if i have metal
plates in my spine - or metal pins in my
Yes, there should be no discomfort or
interference. If there is, which would be
extremely unusual, than refrain or only use
for a few minutes per session.
Can i use the Chi Machine if i have had
knee or hip replacement surgery?
Yes, providing you are fully recovered and
healed, 2-3 months post surgery.
Can i place a cushion under my knees for
support if needed?
Yes, a pillow or a cushion is fine.
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
Can i lie down on the hard floor?
No. You should lie on a carpet, or rug, or
you may use a yoga mat.
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
Yes, in cases such as this there is still
benefit as the body still receives motion,
which it must have daily to maintain health.
body needs physical motion to generate
oxygen, to boost sluggish circulation, and
to stimulate the Lymphatic
System so as to remove toxins.
Can i place the machine on a table and
rest my wrists on the ankle rest?
Yes, people have done this and received
benefit to the hands, arms and shoulders.
9) Can i use the Chi
Machine more than once daily?
Yes. We suggest before breakfast (best time of
day), before lunch, an hour or so after dinner
to help relax for bedtime.
10) Can i use the Chi
Machine on my bed?
Yes providing you have a firm mattress, or
place it on something like a wooden cutting
board. It is preferred your spine be flat with
no curvature, and the machine be on firm
ground so as not to move and upset the
11) Can i use the Chi
Machine after surgery?
No. You must be fully healed internally, with
no external open wounds. Allow 2-3 months to
heal, unless surgery is minor, in which case,
generally 4-6 weeks.
12) Are there any Chi
Machine dangers or side effects?
The only danger and side effect would be if
you dropped the machine on your foot, which is
very hard to do!
13) Does the Chi Machine
Yes it does to the extent it stimulates
circulation and oxygenation, providing passive
aerobic exercise, temporarily soothing and
want to focus primarily on neuropathy, we
highly recommend you choose the Electro Reflex
Is the Chi Machine good for arthritis?
It may provide temporary pain relief due to
oxygenation and circulation stimulation.
We recommend the Far
Pad or the Far Infrared Dome
if you wish to focus soley on arthritis
pain. Far Infrared is renowned for rapidly
removing pain, swelling and inflammation.
15) Will the Chi Machine
help me lose weight?
Consistent daily use, and of course a healthy
diet ... Weight Loss
16) Will the Chi Machine
So happy you ask because extensive
research and multiple client feedback has
given a resounding yes! Fibromyalgia
17) Will the Chi Machine
help my back pain?
It supports relaxation of the back and
pain relief from any tight, tense, aching
muscles. Chiropractors use it to relax
their clients as it supports spinal alignment,
adjustment and better posture. - Backpain / Chi Machine
and the Spine
18) Can i use
the Chi Machine while pregnant or after
is not advised unless already a super
healthy person who already normally works
out, and only then is the middle trimester
a choice, NOT the first or last trimester.
Post pregnancy is a better choice
- providing the delivery was normal, no
c-section or complications. The Chi Machine
supports recovery and is ideal for
use within the comfort of home without
having to leave the newborn.
How long can i stay on the Chi
Even though the timer goes
to 30 minutes, it is advised to stay
within 20 minutes. There is no
need to do excessive lengths of time, less
is more in this case.
For some individuals 30
minutes or more may prove too much,
promoting detox too quickly or minor aches
in the lower spine.
See above for details on length of
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