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The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is the Original and has been very beneficial to many. It is Model SDM888 (replacing Model SM330) and is also known as the Aerobic Exerciser, the Passive Aerobic Exerciser, Chi Exerciser, or the Chi Exercise Machine.
Dr. Shizuo Inoue was the Chairman of Japan's Oxygen Health Association. With over 38 years of experience, he developed and designed the Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine. Dr. Inoue believed that a lack of oxygen and poor circulation were the cause of many chronic diseases. Dr. Inoue's design was based on human physiology allowing the body to work effortlessly with its own natural frequencies. The machine's figure 8 goldfish movement provides maximum oxygenation benefits. The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine has one oscillation speed of approximately 140-144 cycles per minute. This oscillation speed is the speed most beneficial to the heart and circulation.
Dr. Jan Kirschner wrote: "One of the wonderful benefits of The Chi Machine is that it allows the body to work effortlessly with its own natural frequencies. The 144 cycles per minute (oscillations), is both a multiple of the average pulse rate (72) and the cerebrospinal pump rhythm (12). Each person's body is influenced by the sum total of all the physical, emotional, mental and chemical forces that it is exposed to, and its ability to respond effectively to those forces."
Dr Inoue's design focuses on five main engineering features:
Dr. Inoue's design of the original machine has been patented in several countries including the United States (patent # 510 7822), Great Britain, Japan, Germany, and Australia. It is also registered as a medical appliance by Japan's Medical Affairs. In Canada it is registered as a Class II Medical Device. In the United States it is registered as a Class One Medical Device listed by the FDA.
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How the Chi Machine Passive Aerobic Exerciser Works
The machines simple nature increases detoxification and healing. It oscillates from right to left, or left to right, approximately 144 times per minute. In just 15 minutes it gives your body the equivalent oxygen benefit of 1½ hours of walking. It may firm your hips, thighs, and abdomen and often will support weight loss. The figure-8 motion of the machine is similar to the movement of a goldfish. This movement has a marked beneficial effect upon the human body. It relaxes the nerves and muscles as well as relieving tension in the back, neck and shoulders. It performs a pure aerobic activity and operates at the best oscillation speed to create an oxygen surplus in your body. It can rejuvenate every aspect of your body while you just lie on the floor with your ankles resting on the machine. It is important to breathe deeply and think happy calming thoughts while using the original machine. It also promotes relaxation and a more restful sleep. It does the work and you get the benefits of improved circulation of blood flow and lymphatic system. View the Flinder's University Study on the Lymphoedema. It is important to follow the instructions while using it to maximize the different benefits associated with various arm positions.
You may be wondering how this increase in oxygen takes place. The motion created by the passive aerobic exerciser (similar to Trager Massage) creates a lateral flexion on the spine which stimulates and relaxes the sympathetic (a part of the autonomic) nervous system) and creates an alpha wave state similar to meditation allowing you to relax. This relaxation causes the bronchi and alveoli (tiny tubes which branch out from your lungs) to relax and expand. These tiny bronchi and alveoli connect through a semi-permeable membrane with the tiniest blood vessels of your circulatory system. With the expansion of the bronchi and alveoli, more oxygen is able to pass from your lungs into your circulatory system. Once in your circulatory system, the oxygen travels to all the cells in your body, view this kirlian photograph showing improved circulation.
Medical researchers understand that the vertebrae are the channels for our nervous system. In four legged animals, the spinal column wobbles slightly from side to side as they walk. Important internal oxygenation is occurring during their walking. With us however, there is little vertebral movement during walking because we only go forward and backward on two legs. Humans do not realize that this can be associated with pain. The situation we create by walking results in low lateral vertebral movement plus a downward pressure. The original machine is designed scientifically to allow the legs to sway while the body is in a relaxed, reclined position. The effect of the stimulation to our sympathetic nerves varies in relation to the swing amplitude, frequency and duration of treatment. Individuals need to be careful in using fake or imitation chi machines to avoid possible negative effects. I chose the original for this reason. It is the only one listed and approved by the FDA as an aerobic exerciser to be completely safe and smooth in its swing operation to avoid unnecessary side effects.
Sun Ancon Chi Machine as seen on The Doctors TV Show.
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Cellular Activation: The massage therapy action from the machine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, opening up the bronchioles to provide maximum oxygen access to your lungs. Simultaneously, the blood flow to and from them is increased. This enhances oxygen exchange from the lungs to the blood and then to your body cells. This will excite cellular metabolism.
We all are aware of the importance of oxygen to our bodies. According to Ed McCabe, author of Flood Your Body With Oxygen, by living in an oxygen-deficient environment and not feeding our cells the proper oxygen and nutrients needed for cleaning out toxins and wastes, our body fluids and blood can and will become dirty and toxic. A lack of oxygen weakens our immune system. This may lead to viral infections, damaged cells, bacterial growths, inflamed joints, serious heart and circulatory problems, toxic buildup in blood, and premature aging.
Otto Warburg, a Nobel Prize winner, showed that the "cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar". Simply put, cancerous cells cannot live and develop in the presence of oxygen.
Spinal Balancing: Your body is relaxed in a supine position allowing no weight on the spine. This unit can have a correcting influence in certain conditions of spinal misalignment. It has been said that 80% of Chronic Diseases are linked to the Spine.
Improving the Immune System: The machine's movement stimulates globulin production which increases the immune system's defense capacity. This also increases the movement of the lymph fluid in the body. Increased lymph flow cleanses and removes harmful substances from our tissues and increases our immune function. The lymphatic system has no "pump" action of its own. It relies on muscle contraction through deep breathing, exercise, and manual manipulation to move its fluid around in the body. The Chi Machine effectively moves the body's fluids and aids the Lymphatic system, especially in those who are physically challenged or do not get sufficient exercise. Lymphatic massage can be useful in cases of edema, sports injury, for people experiencing a sluggish immune system, or who suffer from a general lack of energy. Cleansing your body may cause bad breath or thirst, so make sure to drink plenty of "good" water.
Blood Production: Blood is produced in the spleen and spinal bone marrow. The Chi's massage action on the spine stimulates the Sympathetic Nervous System which increases the spinal "marrow" blood production. Anyone who suffers from anemia may benefit from this massage action.
Restoration of Balance to the Autonomic Nervous System: If the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems fail to maintain a balanced function, problems such as insomnia, excessive dreaming, digestive problems, stomach pain, anxiety, constipation, palpitations, extensive forms of aches and pains as well as mental stress may surface. The Chi Machine influences the sympathetic nervous system so it can restore the vital balance it needs to function at its best.
Exercising Internal Organs and Building "Chi". "Chi" is a Chinese word referring to the life force or life energy. Chi increases the feeling of aliveness and well being. Chi is the permeating energy within the universe and it creates vitality: Western medical science is beginning to consider ancient eastern traditions. These eastern traditions emphasize healing and good health based on a life force energy, which flows in channels through all living forms. The Chi Machine aids in unblocking the "Chi" pathways and ensures a maximum flow of healing source throughout your body and organs. Dr. Nathan Lipton referred to this type of energy healing as Chiology.
Many individuals have received benefits from using the original chi. Their concerns have been varied. Testimonies are on muscle aches and pains, special needs children, to neurological disorders. It is interesting to read the customer testimonials.
The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine (Sun Harmony) is a Passive Aerobic Exerciser. Like many good things in life, the Chi has inspired its share of fraudulent imitations. These imitations are known as Evergain, Swing Machine, Stress Buster, Exerciser 2000, Chi Swing, Chi Vitalizer or Chi Energizer, or Ki Motion. Since it's popularity, many manufacturers have built their own version of a Passive Aerobic Exerciser. The secret of a genuine Passive Aerobic Exerciser is that their (A) motor is perfectly balanced and the rocking motion is perfectly balanced from left to right (140 +/- 5 cycles per minute). Imitation Passive Aerobic Exercisers (B) look like they perform the proper movement, but are not balanced, and they do not produce the same optimal effects. Our machine provides the correct movement to the body so as not to injure the spine. Our figure 8 movement is smooth, balanced, and non-jarring to the structure of the human body. The unbalanced movement of the copy cat machines, no matter how subtle, may lead to repetitive stress injury to the body.
There are several other imitation or copycat devices on the market today. These devices, in an attempt to sell the machines for less, have used inferior motors in them. This causes the machine to not be able to provide the smooth, consistent, balanced motion necessary to receive the health benefits the machine was designed for. These imitation machines usually sell for between $98-$449. Please note, that no other company can use the term "Chi Machine" for the name of their product. The term "Chi Machine' has been trademarked by Hsin Ten Enterprises, the owner. Also, I must reinforce that the Original Sun Ancon Chi is also a patented product, so no other machine can compare because they are unable to duplicate our motor or our swing frequency.
Our Manufacturer has tried a number of Imitation Copycat machines, here are their comments:
The Oxyciser, which is available from the Home Shopping Network for $98. It has a very weak motor and a violent motion that has had many people complaining of injury. This Oxyciser comes with a warning that you could burn the motor up if you use it for more than 15 minutes at a time and do not rest it a half hour between uses. It also specifies that it is not to be used commercially or in a professional healthcare office. The original machine is made to be used in a busy doctor offices (MD, DC, ND, LMT).
The Stress Buster by Tinny Beauty, they have 2 models one cheap one and one is a 'deluxe' model. This was made by a former distributor that took the original machine to China, and through a Chinese government sponsored program, is having this fake machines built there. It is sold here though a couple of distributors. It is not his main business, he just makes these as extra income. Just call them and you will see.
The Swing Machine or Healthy Swing. Again a variable speed control and an inferior product. It weighs only 7lbs. The original is more sturdy and built to be used in hospitals. There are probably others, but these are the ones I have run across the most.
If you have any doubts as to any of this information I suggest you call the company that makes each machine. You will find NO real companies behind any of these other machines, just importers of boxes trying to make a quick buck. They have had people purchase these machines only to return them and buy an original.
Do your own research and you will realize that it is no bargain to buy an inferior product that could not only break down in a few months, but could harm you. It's not worth saving a few bucks on something that you'll be using to maximize your health two or more times per day.
No copy can compare with the Original Chi - A Genuine Passive Aerobic Exerciser!
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Model SDM888 offers improved noise insulation, upgraded materials for a smoother and quieter experience, a stronger base accommodating people of all sizes, a fully enclosed motor providing better protection and durability during shipping and transportation.
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Precautions: Do Not use for at least 3 months after an operation or bone fracture, if suffering from a serious infection, have a bleeding injury or heart disease, during pregnancy, within 30 minutes of eating, if extreme pain occurs during use, investigate the cause and correct the problem before reusing use of the machine. If you have a medical condition and have a question, you should consult with your physician before using.
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