The Chi Machine has been proven to benefit the body in many ways, including:
- Oxygenating the body and the spine,
- passive aerobic exercise,
- weight loss,
- eliminate fatigue,
- improving blood circulation,
- boosting the immune system,
- stress relief,
- stimulate the lymphatic system
All of these benefits can be achieved by regular use of a good Chi Machine. Most users have found that a daily 20 minute session is a great way to start. To reap the benefit from your 20 minute session all you need to do is to lie on the floor on your back with your ankles on the chi machine and turn on the machine for 20 minutes. At this point you can sit back, relax, and allow the Machine to do its work. A good machine will swing your legs and ankles in a gentile right to left motion that will move your lower spine in the same figure S motion that is like the motion of a fish as it swims. The constant swing motion of the legs and spine will serve to detoxify the body by working to effectively stimulate the lymphatic system, helping to release excess fluid and toxins. This was verified in June of 2000 when Flinders University in Adelaide Australia did a study on the effectiveness of Chi Machines. Participants of the study lost an average of 1.32lbs in addition to losing 1.5 ounces of fluid from their legs.
In addition to relaxation and detoxification the Chi Machine will also help with weight loss a 20 minute session with the unit operating at 160 swings per minute provides the same aerobic benefit as walking on a treadmill for 90 minutes. The key to weight loss and stress relief with a Chi Machine is regular daily use of at least 20 minutes per day and two sessions of 20- 30 minutes a day are best. To maximize the weight loss benefits it is recommended that you lie flat on the floor with your arms stretched above your head. You can also incorporate meditation to reinforce the benefits you receive from the Chi Machine.