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The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine™

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The Sun Ancon Chi Machine™ is a therapeutic massager and aerobic exerciser that oxygenates, tones, strengthens the body, increases feelings of energy, aliveness and well-being, stimulates the lymphatic system and exercises and balances the spine. We are a proud to be an authorized HTE Americas distributor of this exceptional device and throughout the year we offer our customers the best price available directly from the manufacturer.

The new model SDM-888 offers improved noise insulation and footrest stability for a smoother and quieter movement. Also, stronger base construction now makes the Chi Machine usable by anyone regardless of their weight or size.

The Chi Machine helps virtually anyone relax muscles locally with little or no conscious effort. You just lay face-up on the floor with both feet placed in the specially designed footrest. The device rocks the entire body from side to side in a gentle undulating motion.

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The Sun Ancon Chi Machine was recently featured on 'The Doctors' television show. View video.

The Sun Ancon Chi Machine is the original chi machine, the culmination of 38 years of research and development by medical visionary Dr. Shizuo Inoue. The patented precision design of this innovative medical device utilizes optimum body positioning to achieve the ultimate in local muscle relaxation. This design also provides temporary relief from minor muscular aches due to overexertion.

Dr. Inoue spent decades researching the relationship between body movement and your body's natural Oxygen levels. Appointed Chairman of Japan's Oxygen Health Association, he was assigned the task to find the solution. Legend has it that he was inspired for the concept behind The Chi Machine as he watched Goldfish swimming in their bowl. He noticed that their bodies undulated back and forth, but the fish remained motionless. Upon further inquiries, he discovered that the undulation of the Goldfish's spine, released the required oxygen the fish needed to survive under water.

chi machine motion exerciser Engineers took his concept and created the technical design for The Chi Machine. There were many trials that were performed, and after years of research, Dr. Inoue discovered that there was only one frequency that provided our bodies with only positive benefits. "The pattern of motion that The Chi Machine generates in the human body uses minimum effort and achieves maximum results," says Dr. Inoue.

Blending Ancient Arts with Modern Technology

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of increasing overall comfort by temporarily relieving minor muscular pain and discomfort caused by fatigue or overexertion. The first records of massage date back 3000 years to early Chinese folk medicine. Western civilizations were introduced to the benefits of massage by Greek and Roman physicians.

The Chi Machine blends the ancient arts with modern technology for a unique therapeutic massage experience. The Chi Machine maximizes the movement of the body which helps to provide prompt temporary relief through increased oxygen levels. Fatigue or excess physical exertion can generally lead to minor muscular aches, pain and tension. The Chi Machine supports temporary relief from these conditions without creating undue stress to bodily structures or additional muscular overexertion, while improving your circulation and organ function.

Because the massage with The Chi Machine is performed while you are reclining and relaxed, with weight removed from the spine, a sense of extreme comfort and pleasure is immediate and noticeable.

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Excellent Results without Stress or Injury to the Body

Since 1990, over one million Chi Machines have been sold worldwide. The Chi Machine has gained a tremendous reputation for its solid construction and outstanding benefits. A free audio cd is included with each unit that explains how to use The Chi Machine for best results without stress or injury to the body.

The Chi Machine stimulates an exclusive body response through gentle "figure 8" oscillations with the body helping to:

  • Counteract the effects of stress by rapidly inducing a deep sate of relaxation
  • The gentle wave-like movement of the spine relaxes the muscles of the Back improving flexibility and movement while relieving pain
  • Promote blood cell production, blood circulation and tissue oxygenation
  • Relax muscles locally
  • Relieve vertebra joint pressure
  • Promote a sense of well being
  • Enhance lymphatic drainage
  • Improve immune system function
  • Massage abdominal organs to aid in digestion
  • Stimulate the flow of "Chi" energy throughout the body

The Chi Machine 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, breathing deeply and thinking happy calming thoughts. It relaxes you and often promotes a more restful sleep. It does the work and you get the health benefits of improved circulation of blood flow and lymphatic system.

You may be wondering how this increase in oxygen takes place. The motion created by the Chi Machine (similar to Trager Massage) stimulates and relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, this reaction 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.

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 downward pressure. The Chi 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 this type of equipment to avoid possible negative effects, that is why the Original Chi Machine is the only one approved by the FDA as an aerobic exerciser to be completely safe and smooth in its swing operation to avoid unnecessary side effects.

Benefits of Chi Machine Use

  • Cellular Activation: Massage stimulation to the sympathetic nervous system opens 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 can agree that we live and die at the cellular level.
  • 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.
    • Cervical Vertebrae: Migraine, insomnia, dizziness, amnesia, numbness in facial nerves, ear inflammation, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure, pustulence, tonsillitis cataracts, myopia, sore throat.
    • Thoracic Vertebrae: Swelling Thyroid, hardened neck muscles, stiff neck, pain in upper body nerves, numbness, lack of strength, tracheal inflammation, asthma, heart disease, liver disease, decreased stomach function, diabetes, allergies, inflamed kidneys, arthritis, rheumatism, hardening of the arteries, stone formation, apoplexy, decrease in immune system function.
    • Lumbar Vertebrae: Constipation, dysentery, hernia, varicose veins, period pains, sciatica, painful knees, difficulty in urinating, too-frequent urination, weak legs, painful soles of feet, uremi.
    • Sacrum: Different leg lengths, bladder inflammation, tilted womb, inflammation of the caccum, hemorrhoids, difficulties in getting pregnant.
    • Coccyx: Painful Tailbone.
  • Restoration of Balance to the Autonomic Nervous System: If the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems fail to maintain a balanced functioning, 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*: 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.
  • * 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, Chi creates vitality.

The Choice of Health Professionals

Who is using The Chi Machine in their practices and personal lives? Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Rehab Specialists, Psychologists, Marriage Counselors, Hypnotherapists, Health Clubs, Day Spas, Retreats, Feng Shui, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Holistic & Metaphysical Centers, Athletes/Coaches/Sports Medicine, Business Executives and anyone in a stressful environment. The Chi Machine is the perfect complementary device to any organization that promotes wellness, a variety of professionals have realized a number of chi machine benefits by incorporating it into their practice.


"It is my opinion as a CMT that the Sun Ancon Chi Machine is a life long tool to good health maintenance. The body has an automatic set of responses to cell injury, primarily inflammation. The actions of the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous system enhance repair to the cell injury. I am convinced the Sun Ancon Chi Machine, while causing no stress to the heart, increases the flow of oxygen of the blood and eliminates stagnation of lymph fluids. I highly recommend the Sun Ancon Chi Machine as a tool to achieve better health."

Uri Wallick, CMT
Massage Therapist

"Firefighting is historically very hard on the cardiovascular systems of the firefighters. Chronic illness involving the heart and lungs is common in older and retired personnel. The Chi Machine not only prepares us to enter hazardous environments and work hard, it works to reverse the effects of our job that would normally result in chronic lung or heart disease."

Michel DeLisle
Paramedic / Firefighter

"The first time I used the HotHouse I felt I had more movement in my neck. I had significant relief of pain and slept much better. After one treatment I knew I had to own this equipment. The Chi Machine seemed to relieve tension and stress. Sleep comes much easier with use at bedtime."

Dr. John Whittaker
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

"I am a Massage Therapist with a practice of 20 years. I'm interested in what The Chi Machine can do for my clients. I've had some interesting results with an ALS patient. When he was on the Chi Machine during a massage session, I noticed his body actually softened its contractions especially in the legs making it easier for me to work on him. I feel like I made progress! I was thinking how helpful it might be for my Fibromyalga clients and elderly clients that have a difficult time with movement. I'm thinking it might help them soften some of their rigid tissue through lack of mobility. I am looking forward to experiencing some positive results."

Mary Jo Battey, CMT
Massage Therapist

These are only a few of the hundreds of positive reviews and testimonials HTE has received from users in various professions.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.


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About Us

lynn wells Hi, I'm Lynn R. Wells. I started The Chi Machine Shop web site after getting great results using the Sun Ancon Chi Machine. I work as a massage therapist, helping others and doing what I love. [ Read More ]

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