The Chi Machine was invented in Japan in the late 1980s. If your chi (vital energy) is weak, it can cause hormone imbalance, irritability, pain, depression, and muscle weakness, among others. Luckily, there are various ways to get your chi in order. Aside from the usual Asian martial arts techniques that help balance the chi, there are exercise machines that are specifically designed to maintain its quality and quantity. One of the more popular ones is called the Chi Machine.
The Chi machine produces a set speed of motion at around 144 cycles per minute creating a rhythmic, wave-like motion. The speed is constant to avoid imbalance. The body gently oscillates from side to side without experiencing any pressure or stress with a padded ankle rest that supports the body swaying back and forth in a figure eight motion. This movement mimics the Japanese martial arts motion known as “THE GOLDFISH".
The machine massages the internal organs through its consistent motion. The rocking movement, coupled with the gravitational angle of the ankles, promotes increased oxygenation of the blood, and improves lymphatic drainage, which normalizes cerebral spinal flow.
The lymphatic system is mainly responsible for removing toxins from your body. The lymph fluid carries viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances. They are carried through the lymph vessels then filtered out by the lymphocytes before ultimately being flushed out of the body.
Benefits of Using the Chi Machine:
The most important benefit of using the Chi Machine is cell oxygenation and activation.
Cells in the human body are mostly fueled by oxygen. The massage stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and thus helps open the bronchioles, providing maximum delivery of the oxygen to the lungs. This, in turn, enhances the oxygen exchange between the lungs and the blood cells, allowing it to course through your body more effectively.
Improved Blood Circulation. If you are physically inactive, your body’s blood circulation can be impaired. The machine’s goldfish motion helps improve blood flow by stimulating the legs and the feet. Since the exercise effectively loosens up the muscles of your legs and lower back, it also helps reduce pain or pressure from those parts. This reduction of pain or pressure can greatly help individuals with limited mobility.
Improved Spinal Alignment. The repetitive motion adjusts and stretches the spine, which helps reduce any misalignment.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified the device as a Class 1 Therapeutic Massager.
Reduced Stress. Beneficial to those undergoing stress management. Chronic stress can disrupt all body systems and can cause muscle pain, headache, increased blood pressure, and other health problems. Since the Chi Machine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, it can effectively reduce these symptoms..