Have you ever heard of goldfish exercise? Well, there is a machine that can simulate the experience for humans and realise a range of health benefits, including oxygenation at the cellular level as well as detoxification of the lymphatic system. ntpages.com.au caught up with Vivienne Chen of HTE EU & AU to learn more about the Sun Ancon Chi Machine®, its benefits and how it works.
First, describe what the Chi Machine® is exactly and how do you use it?
The machine is comprised of an ankle cradle which oscillates gently at a set speed in a unique figure of eight motion. So you lie down on your back and place your ankles on the cradle with arms palm down at your side. This is what we call the ‘goldfish position’ which is very effective at encouraging and enhancing relaxation. Your legs will be slightly raised in this position and when the machine is activated your pelvis is gently oscillated.
Is the oscillation and speed significant in any way?
Yes. It moves at approximately 140/minute which is roughly double the average pulse rate (72) and is a multiple of your cerebro-spinal pump rhythm (12). This ensures synchronized with your heart rate, blood pressure and spinal alignment - creating a balanced, rhythmic, relaxing wave-like motion throughout your entire body.
What is the primary effect on users?
The combined effect increases oxygenation at the cellular level, promotes detoxification of the lymphatic system, alignment of the spine and enhances mental focus. Oxygenation is the key benefit here and is vital for optimum health. There is also no pressure, stress or tension applied to you throughout a session. Users can also experience noticeable stress reduction, improved flexibility, improved metabolic rate and overall wellbeing, to name a few.
How long should a session be?
You can start at five minute daily sessions in the beginning and increase this to 10-15 minutes as you get more comfortable with the experience.
Who can benefit from the Chi Machine®?
It is safe for anyone from age four to the elderly. We also have athletes who have found the machine beneficial to their performance, particularly for dispersing lactic acid after activity. Health care professionals and natural therapists have also embraced the Chi machine®.
Is there anyone who should not be using this device?
Yes, during pregnancy, post-surgery, epilepsy sufferers and individuals with heart conditions should all avoid using the machine as precautions.
Where did the inspiration come from for the Chi Machine®?
We have renowned Japanese scientist Dr. Shizou Inoue to thank for developing the Chi Machine®. He developed this product after 38 years of medical research.
There are similar products on the market – what makes yours different?
Unlike many of the competitor products out there, the Sun Ancon Chi Machine® has been medically and clinically tested. This includes a large-scale controlled clinical trial conducted at Flinders Medical Centre, University of Adelaide by noted lymphologist Professor Neil Piller. It has also been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia and certified for distribution and use across the EU with the CE mark.
How many people are using the Chi Machine globally?
We have sold over 6 million units of the Chi Machine® worldwide!
What warranty does it carry?
There is a two year guarantee on parts and labour and there is also a 100% unconditional 14 day money back guarantee.Originally published on Nov 13, 2013