Sun Ancon Chi Machine Instructions
Position the Sun Ancon Chi Machine on a firm surface with the handle facing away from you.
Drink a 4-6 ounce glass of room temperature water before using the Chi Machine. Making sure you are drinking clean water is essential for your health, learn more about "The Different Types of Water Filtration".
Stretch out your lower back first, then lay down on the floor.
Put on a foot on each side of the Chi Machine, aligning the bottom of your foot with the base of the chi machine.
Center your body with the arrow on the machine, lye down and place your feet in the cradle so that your ankles are 1-2 inches over the edge of the cradle (the bottom of your calf, just above the ankle bone, should be resting on the cradle). You may want to wear heavy socks if you have sensitive ankles and make sure to put the cradle cover on the chi machine.
Make sure you are comfortable lying there. If you have a tendency to lower back or knee pain, you may want to put a pillow under your knees for extra support until you are use to the movement of the chi machine.
Turn the timer switch on to activate the machine - first time users should NOT do more than 2-3 minutes, if in poor health less than 1 minute. Once you are used to the machine and its movement, you can increase your time in 5-minute increments. You may use the machine twice a day for maximum benefits.
Your body will feel a full body movement, notice if you feel movement through both knees, both hips, and both shoulders. If you do not feel movement on both sides, you may need to realign yourself with the arrow. Please try to relax and do not fight the movement, allow your body to move with the swing of the machine.
Breathe deeply and evenly during the movement. Breathe in to the count of 7, hold to the count of 4, and exhale from your abdomen to the count of 8. The time doesn't matter as much as the rhythm of your breathing.
When the machine stops, remain lying on the floor for 2-3 minutes before getting up. Enjoy the "Chi Rush"! This is where your body benefits from the internal organ massage.
Remember to stretch out your spine and hips, then roll to one side and get up off the floor.
Drink a 4-6 ounce glass of water. The Chi Machine is a great tool for detoxification, just like a massage.
Three Different Arm Positions for Using the Chi Machine
Stretched Back Position:
Lift both arms above your head and keep them as straight as possible. This may assist you for keeping your tummy tight, and temporarily relieving muscle aches in your shoulder area.
Put both hands under your head in a position that results in your upper body and legs being lifted off the floor. This may assist you better for balancing the energy of the spine, temporarily relieving muscle aches associated with the head and neck.
Place both arms at your side on the floor next to your body. This may assist you better in releasing tension and helping to balance your mood which can promote better sleep. This movement, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, may also help balance the meridians pertaining to the stomach, large and small intestine.
Lower Back Pain or Knee Concerns
For people with low back or knee concerns - try putting a pillow underneath your knees until your body adjusts to the movement of the Chi Machine. Remember, start out slow, this is a form of exercise, more is not necessarily better.
Caution: After use some reactions may occur. Some people may feel tired or sore in parts of their body after using the Chi Machine. Some dizziness may also occur for first time users. This is Healthy! Oxygen is being restored to your body's cells that may not have received proper amounts before. The initial dizziness will disappear with regular use and increased circulation. Use for shorter periods of time and then gradually increase time as tolerated. People with motion sickness or other serious medical problems should start with 30 seconds to 1 minute initially. You may use it several times daily. Always check with a physician before use with the Chi Machine if health issues are a concern.
Precautions: Do Not use for at least 3 months after an operation or bone fracture, if suffering 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.