Multiple Sclerosis
As a massage therapist, I have had the opportunity to observe the benefits that the Sun Ancon Chi Machine has provided for others.  One of my clients has MS and is only able to get around in a wheelchair.  Consequently, she has problems with lymphoedema.  However, after just a couple of treatments, I have witnessed the significant reduction in the size of her ankles, and of course, the relief of the pressure caused by the lymph build up.  The Sun Ancon gets the lymph moving, kick-starts the kidneys so that the urinary system is much more fluid than usual.  Consequently much of the fluid build up is eliminated and she feels much lighter after the treatment.  Her bowels also work better after the treatments.
 
Carol Stadelmann, Massage Therapist
Australia
I have been using the Chi Machine on a regular basis for almost 4 months.  For the first three months, I used it twice a day.  I have Multiple Sclerosis, a condition which for me, causes fatigue, muscle stiffness, weakness and spasm, as well as loss of balance and bladder problems.  On first using the Chi Machine I noticed a feeling of well-being - a vibrancy and sense of 'flow' in my body, that I hadn't experienced for some time.  Very soon, the stiffness in my legs that lead to spasms during the night, was reduced and my nights became more restful.  It was noticed when I attended physiotherapy, that the muscle tone in my legs had improved considerably, especially immediately following a session on the machine.  Mostly, prior to the Chi Machine, I suffered icy cold feet and patchy hot and cold areas in my knees, thighs and buttocks.  A more even distribution of body temperature has occurred since using the Machine.  Improved bladder function is also a welcome benefit.

Circumstances have made it difficult to manage two sessions a day recently.  Co-incidence or otherwise, the stiffness in my legs has increased and fatigue is recurring, although humidity and climatic conditions can affect this.

Overall, I feel that initially the use of the Chi Machine improved my most uncomfortable symptoms.  At all times, use of the machine has been and is a relaxing and pleasurable experience that gives me a feeling of well-being. I consider it a worthwhile purchase."

I will try to persuade the Physio Dept. to take you up on your offer of a Chi Machine to loan.
 

Anais Corker
Dronfield, UK

Multiple Sclerosis-related Oedema

The Chi Machine has been a revelation to me. I have been having two fifteen minute sessions each day for around two months and in that time have lost two inches from both my hips and waist and have noticeably toned the rest of my body.

The benefits of using a machine were explained to me by my reflexologist who had noticed I was suffering from oedema in spite of eating healthily and taking regular, if limited, exercise - I have MS. So I borrowed one, then quickly bought my own because I could immediately see the difference it made.

I even hired a machine when I went to Canada because I could not bear the thought of being away from it for two weeks.
 

Alison Davey
Selby, North Yorkshire, UK
06/10/04