Lymphoedema is a
drainage problem, where lymph, the debris of the
immune system, accumulates in an arm or leg. The
lymphatic system which carries this fluid, can become
blocked when it's been damaged by radiotherapy or when
lymph nodes have been removed during invasive
Flinders Medical University,
Clinical trials focused on Lympoedema of the legs.
Neil Piller one of the top ten leading
world lymphedema specialists not only conducted
extensive medical research as to the effects of the
Sun Ancon Chi Machine on Secondary Lymphoedema and
Venous Oedema patients, he also concluded that the Sun
Ancon Chi Machine is the most effective method of
lymph drainage in the world.
Machine Medical Research
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine clinical trials held at
Flinders University, Australia, and the results.
Clinical Trial Booklets are
available from HTE.
Secondary Lymphoedema or Venous Oedema
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine must be used on a
consistent daily basis for the accumulated lymph to
remain drained. The longer the period of use, the
greater and more prolonged the effects for the user.
15-20 minutes, x1 or x2 each
day, is recommended use. Begin at 4-6 minutes and
slowly add minutes, there is no hurry. Never exceed
20 minutes per session. Drink water after each
session to flush out the excess lymph fluid and
FEEDBACK and EXPERIENCES.
Australia and UK.
major contributing factor to our health and well
"Lynn and I wanted to drop you
a line to let you know just how much we appreciate
our chi exerciser. Lynn is now up to 6 minutes 2
times a day, She is enjoying an increase in range
of motion as well as improved energy throughout
Chiropractic Doctors, we have spent many thousands
of dollars researching health-related equipment.
The Chi Machine qualifies as one of the most
important modalities that we have tested over the
past 10 years. In our opinions, the reason for
this is that it mobilizes the lymphatic drainage
of the body. This is critically important, as Dr.
Gaston Naessens from France has shown that in
cancer and other chronic degenerative illnesses,
the lymphatic system becomes all clogged up like
gelatin instead of freely flowing.
our training in Applied Kinesiology and my current
disability of 5 years from Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities and
Immune Dysfunction secondary to chemical injury,
we have been acutely aware of my need for improved
lymphatic function. In fact, Lynn and I were
spending about I hour a day using AK methods and a
modification of the Vawter massage technique from
Europe just to keep my lymphatic drainage working.
arrival of the Sun Ancon Chi Machine, I have been
using it one to two times a day. Amazingly, during
this time, my lymphatic drainage has continued to
work with no other treatment by Lynn or myself.
Needless to say, I have been thinking and feeling
better. It has already been a major contributing
factor to our health and well being." - John and Lynn
Buckler - Chiropractors.
Ancon Chi Machine
For health and wellness.
"The Chi Machine has been a revelation to me. I have
been having two fifteen-minute sessions each day for
around two months. In that time I have lost unexpected
weight from both my hips and waist and noticed the
rest of my body more toned. 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 healthy foods and taking regular, if limited,
exercise. So I borrowed a Sun Ancon and 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, N. Yorkshire, UK,
April 10th 2005
Much of the
fluid build-up is eliminated.
"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
is only able to get around in a wheelchair.
Consequently, she has problems with lymphedema.
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 Sun
Ancon treatments." - Carol Stadelmann, Massage
Therapist and Yoga Teacher, VIC, Australia.
"Five and a half
years ago I got to the point where I needed an
electric scooter around the house to get cooking
and laundry done. Prior to that my husband was
doing the grocery shopping for about six years.
I bought the Chi
Machine in June of this year - after trying it in
Dr. Liptonís office. The pain in my hands, that I
had been taking 2 Aleve for each day, disappeared
after about three days on the machine for 5
minutes twice a day. The swelling in my ankles
started going down too. Now, about after 4 1/2 months of using the
Chi Machine twice a day for 15 minutes, I can
stand up long enough to brush my teeth. I also use
a walker now for short distances.
I love the Chi
Machine for what it has done for me and the
feeling of total relaxation it gives me. I am
hoping that with continued use it will make my
legs even stronger
A nice side benefit is that I
have lost 6 pounds and my husband about 10."
- Karen Auger 10/18/04
New lease on
"Six years ago I became unwell and over time I
gained twenty-five kilos of fluid which has caused
toxin build-up and other problems. Three months ago
I was depressed and desperate, as everything I had
tried for the pain and swelling had failed. I was in
complete agony with my back and legs to the point
where I could not stand for more than twenty minutes
or walk for more than ten. Each morning it would
take me about two hours to get mobile, and I would
constantly fall asleep if I sat down for long.
Having always been an active
person who loved tennis and dancing, and having been
in the entertainment profession all my life, I found
it absolutely heartbreaking not to be able to pursue
these activities any longer, not carry out normal
duties, and my work was taking a dramatic dive as
well, as I could no longer handle the commitments.
Thanks to a kind and caring
neighbor, I obtained a Sun Ancon Chi Machine. I
can't believe the improvement in two months. I no
longer wake up with blinding headaches and feel so
full of energy. I can now stand for a lot longer,
and in fact I am on my feet for hours at a time, and
two weeks ago I was able to visit a local market and
managed to walk for an hour without stopping to
rest. Now I am able to do my own shopping again in
one hit and do all my own house cleaning in one day
as I used to. I no longer fall asleep when I sit
down, and am back working in my profession two or
three nights per week. The best news is though, I
have lost two kilos in fluid, already.
The best way to describe my
Sun Ancon machine is that it is like a battery
charger for the body, and using it for fifteen
minutes two or three times a day suits me fine. I
couldn't be happier, it's given me a new lease of
life." - C.L. Goodall,
minutes on the Sun Ancon Chi Machine
is equivalent to doing 1 hour of manual
Easier since Flinders Clinical Trial.
"I have had lymphoedema in both legs for about 40
years brought about after several abdominal
operations. This condition has gradually made
walking difficult and restricted my activities. I
applied and was accepted to participate in the
Flinders Medical Center Sun Ancon Chi Machine
research. For the first time in years i had
relief from swelling in my ankles and was able to
move around more freely. I bought more own Sun Ancon
Chi Machine and i have had continued results which
has made my life easier. I am so grateful." - Joan, 78 years old,
"Last December my husband had surgery. He
was left to cope with the ongoing effects of
secondary lymphedema. He was no longer able to work
at his part time job, or enjoy his previous leisure
activities, and his days were spent resting with his
leg elevated every couple of hours.
In February my sister told us
about a new machine that she had bought, which might
help John manage his condition. The studies specific
to lymphedema looked promising and we purchased one
soon after. At first John was using the Chi Machine
morning and night without noticing any real
benefits. Then he began using it as soon as he felt
any tightness or discomfort.
He started to get his life
back together. Then we found a physiotherapist who
specializes in lymphatic problems, and between
specific massage therapy and the Chi Machine
(affectionately know as 'The Wobbler') he is back to
his old activities. He can go fishing in the morning
and play nine holes of golf in the afternoon. He
hasn't stopped smiling. We enjoy traveling and now
feel confident that we can plan some more trips
away, with the Wobbler of course, tucked securely on
the back seat.
I use it for only four minutes
a couple of times a day. I am also enjoying
some deliciously long sleeps." - Heather and John Dunlop, NSW,
"Did anyone come through the summer without wishing
they could throw away their offending limb? It is
the first time I have wished I were more of a water
baby and by the time the annual Lymphoedema
Information Day came round, was convinced the build
up of fluid would never go away. Hence it was really
reassuring to listen to Prof. Piller describe in
detail how the lymph system works and later answer
the many questions posed by fellow lymphos.
The Sun Ancon Chi Machine came
into our home about three years ago as an adjunct to
my husband's ongoing health program. Three years ago
I was a fit 62 year old and only used the machine
spasmodically. Thereafter, lymphedema crept up,
slowly at first, gathering speed as the limb became
waterlogged and the lymph system very sore.
With little trepidation I
started to use the Sun Ancon Chi Machine, gradually
building up the time to five minutes, three times a
day, always following the rules of use e.g. a glass
of water, and resting for 5 minutes after the motion
Although I have not been
taking measurements, the improvements have been
noticeable. The leg has become softer and the fluid
drains much quicker when in bed or with the leg up.
Other parts of my body have become softer also." - Jean McKern 65yr, Australia.
Carl Munson, a massage therapist in the UK was
impressed with a talk Hazel Lockwood gave to around
100 healthcare professionals on a Lymphoedema
awareness day. Hazel kindly shared an extract of her
talk with Carl:
"I tried a Chi Machine that
the hospital (Royal Hallamshire, Sheffield) were
trialing. I was very impressed with the machine and
bought one for my own use which I now use twice a
day and wouldn't be without it. I don't think it
makes a vast improvement to the shape of my leg in
the short term, although I have a feeling that this
will probably improve over a much longer period of
time. What I do find, is that the limbs feel
different. If I don't use the machine for some
reason, then my leg reverts to feeling full and
tight, so the machine definitely helps with my
mobility." - Hazel
Lockwood 51yr, UK.