had a conversation with a friend, a psychiatrist -
about The Sun Ancon Chi Machine. Her in-laws have one
and are benefiting from its use. My friend kept asking
me to explain what The Chi Machine does and how it
works. I told her everything I knew in response to her
question, but it seemed no matter what I told her, she
just couldn't understand.
Finally, I took another fact; I knew that in her
specialty, patients are sometimes treated with ECT
(electroconvulsive or shock therapy). I asked her to
tell me how that worked. She struggled to explain
telling me how the ECT "rearranges the ions in the
brain etc.", it was obvious that she really didn't
have a clear idea of how that treatment worked. All
she did know was that ECT worked on some patients. I
told her The Chi Machine also worked. After that, she
stopped questioning me about The Chi Machine.
Many members of the
medical profession don't know what to make of The
Chi Machine. I guess I am an exception. I have
always been open to anything that might help my
patients (as well as my family and myself) - even if
it is outside main-stream medicine.
I take this
approach, because there are many conditions in my
field of ophthalmology, as well as medicine in
general, for which we do not have a cure or
satisfactory treatment. Regrettably, many of my
professional colleagues are closed-minded toward
anything not taught in medical school, medical
conferences or professional journals.
Another major source
of information to doctors comes from detail men (and
women) - representatives from pharmaceutical
companies who regularly call on doctors to educate
(i.e. promote) the latest advance from their
company; obviously these individuals are not very
objective in what they impart. Nevertheless, the
drug companies have found that their representatives
are able to effectively influence the prescribing
habits of the medical profession.
One of the first
patients I introduced to The Chi Machine was Mary
Anne Hill. She and her husband David were in my
office for eye exams. Mary Anne was confined to a
wheelchair. After she tried The Chi Machine for 10
minutes she noticed that the muscles in her legs
were not as stiff, plus she was delighted with how
"good she felt".
They ordered a Chi
Machine and after using it for a month, she went to
the medical school here in Dallas to see her
neurologist. He asked her how she was doing and she
said, "I am doing fantastic!" Her doctor was a
little surprised and then she informed him she was
using her Sun Ancon Chi Machine every day and that
was helping her improve more than any other therapy
before. He looked at her and asked, "What's a Chi
Machine?" He contacted me and I gave some
information for him.
ophthalmologist, I am regularly referred patients by
numerous specialists. Since having The Chi Machine
and Far Infrared Dome,
I have introduced these devices to patients who
despite excellent care by their specialists were
still experiencing challenges.
Some began using The
Chi Machine, plus, in some cases, the FIR Dome, and experienced
significant improvement. When these patients
reported improvement to their specialists, the
doctors contacted me for information. To his credit,
one specialist purchased a Chi Machine.
Original Chi Machine
I participate in an
online discussion with other ophthalmologists all
over the world who are performing LASIK laser vision
correction. Someone posed the question about how to
relax LASIK patients pre-operatively. I
informed the group about how I put my LASIK patients
on the Chi Machine and under the FIR Dome for 10 minutes
immediately prior to their procedure.
This led to
questions and discussion about The Chi Machine. One
doctor ordered the Chi Machine; after he used it
himself for a few days, he sent me an e-mail with a
very succinct but powerful message: "It works!"
I am on a mission with The Chi Machine
and the Far Infrared
Dome: to educate physicians and other
healthcare professionals, as well as the public,
about these incredible devices.
If I never earned a nickel marketing
these products, I would promote them just as
actively as I am presently doing. Obviously, one
doesn't need to be a physician to do this; all
of us who believe in the health benefits of
these amazing machines can carry this message to
the world. As a result of our efforts, we will
help others to live long and healthy lives.
type of medicine we have in North America, as well
as in other developed countries, is referred to as
Western or allopathic medicine. The paradigm
characterizing this type of medicine is as follows:
for a specific disease - we use a specific therapy,
typically medication. Thus the treatments are
So if we have
diabetes we will use insulin or an oral agent such
as glucophage. If we have another disease such as
arthritis, insulin or glucophage it will be of no
use. We have to use a drug that is specific.
However there is
another paradigm, which can be exemplified by The
Chi Machine for example. In my experience with
hundreds of patients - using The Sun Ancon Chi
Machine has proven therapeutically beneficial for
How is this
possible? How can a single therapy help so many
diverse conditions? This simply doesn't fit our
Western medical paradigm. The answer to the question
"How can The Chi Machine help so many different
conditions" is as follows.
The Chi Machine empowers the body to support
whatever experience is afflicting. The human body
contains an energy source - which is called
different names by various cultures.
CHI - Our Life Force.
The Asian culture
calls it Qi or CHI
- the East Indian culture labels it Prana. In Jewish
terminology, the term is one that is very similar to
the word Chi; that word is Chai. No matter the name
used, they all refer to the same phenomenon.
This Chi energy
exists in every human being as a dormant, latent or
potential energy source. Often this energy is
present flowing at a very low level, but it is
possible to manifest or activate this energy.
When this is done
two things happen:
1. We feel wonderful.
2. Healing of virtually anything is possible in an
The trick is how to
stimulate or activate our Chi energy. The great
genius of Dr.
Inoue was his invention of a mechanical
device - namely The Chi Machine as an easy,
enjoyable and effortless way to get the Chi energy
flowing. All of us who use and love The Chi Machine
know exactly what I am referring to here.
The Chi Machine - in
an almost magical fashion - is able to instantly
power up the Chi energy force in our bodies. I have
had some patients - the very first time they use The
Chi Machine - describe that their entire body is
vibrating when it stops moving. For many it is very
profound. And the therapeutic results are often
This is the power of
The Chi Machine. All of us who have been working
with the Chi Machine - using it ourselves and
introducing it to others, are acquainted with the
results that have been achieved with the Chi
As a physician I never cease to be
amazed at what the Chi Machine is capable of as
a therapy device. The greatest joy in life is to
help others. Nothing else even comes close. It
is so wonderful to be able to share The Chi
Machine with others who are in pain or who have
a condition from which they have been unable to
The worst thing is for someone to be
suffering from a condition unnecessarily -
because they simply don't know about an
effective therapy that is available. Most people
have never heard of The Chi Machine. Our mandate
then is to be of service to others by continuing
to spread the word about The Chi Machine."
The Far Infrared Dome,
"Not long after
obtaining and discovering the wonderful benefits of
The Chi Machine, I became curious about another
device made by the same company (HTE), called the
Far Infrared Dome.
I ordered it and
found it very pleasant to use by itself or in
conjunction with The Chi Machine. Around this time,
my wife developed pain in her right hip and big toe.
Rather than go the pharmaceutical route, she began
using the FIR Dome
for two 20 minute sessions daily over her hip and
foot. Within one month, all her pain was resolved
which was very impressive to me. With continued use,
she remains pain free.
Before long I
brought the Dome and Chi Machine into my office to
use with patients. The main surgery I perform is
LASIK laser vision correction and I have found it
extremely helpful to place all my patients on The
Chi Machine and the Dome for 10 minutes before their
I also introduced
the Dome to patients
whom I felt could benefit from its use. One of these
was Mr. Neil Hendrikson who reported his experience
"Dear Dr. Lipton,
Thanks for recommending the FIR Dome. I was in terrible
pain, gone to every doctor, MRI, the works. I was
bedridden, taking pain pills and having terrible
back spasms. I had made an appointment with a pain
specialist when I remembered Dr. Lipton's FIR
machine. I had one air freighted to my house. In
seven days, no more pain. My wife even started using
the Dome for pain
with great relief. Thank you Dr. Lipton."
This and other
patient's experiences with the Far Infrared Dome
demonstrated that far infrared rays have unique
How does far infrared work?
an excellent article in the January 2001
issue of Alternative Medicine Magazine
that addresses this question.
In brief, here is a summary of
the Mechanisms and Benefits of Far Infrared Heat
Infrared raises body temperature (also known as hyperthermia)
which has many benefits.
a) It promotes the
killing of many pathogenic (disease-causing)
bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
b) Second, it
supports the immune system by increasing production
of cytokines (special immune cells that play a very
important role in disease control).
c) Third, it
supports the immune response against mutated cells
(mutated cells are genetic variants that occur
randomly or because of environmental changes; they
are usually not favorable to the survival of the
person in whom they occur).
Far Infrared heat therapy helps athletes recover
faster from athletic challenges.
Far Infrared helps
tissues repair by increasing oxygen to the tissues
and reducing the production of lactic acid. Also,
through increased lymph drainage, the accumulated
lactic acid from the injury is resolved sooner.
It also promotes
rebuilding of injured tissue by having a positive
effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells
necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore, it
increases growth of cells, DNA syntheses, and
protein synthesis all necessary during tissue
Infrared heat promotes Chinese meridian regulation.
Far infrared can penetrate up to 4 cm into the body.
This excites the vibrational energy of the molecules
and resonates with the cellular frequencies, and
thus promotes the proper flow of energy or chi
throughout the body.
This in turn
promotes all bio-processes, increasing metabolism,
increasing blood circulation, and the core body
4. Far infrared heat brings
about significant detoxification of heavy metals
including mercury and other environmental
A personal experience:
Finally, I will share my own
personal experience with far infrared. Several
months ago, I woke up and noticed there was a bump
about the size of a grape on the right side of my
neck. It wasn't there the day before and I felt
fine otherwise. What was it?
When I got
home that evening, I used
far infrared for 2 hours - when I finished this session, the bump was
unchanged. The next morning when I woke up and
looked in the mirror, I was amazed to see it had
shrunk 80%. I only wish I had taken a photograph.
After another week of far
infrared sessions, it disappeared.
I know that far infrared heat
therapy units are used in Europe
and Asia to treat almost every health
condition with therapeutically significant results.
As a physician I am on a mission to help educate
other physicians about Far Infrared and how this
wonderful modality can be used to help their
patients remain healthy."
Sadly, Dr. Lipton died most unexpectedly, but his
mission, his dedication and passion, will be