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Do Chi Machines Really Work?

Chi Machine Benefits

When I recently read about theChi Machine benefits of using a Chi Machine in a magazine, I immediately took to Google to do some research. I have been suffering for nearly 3 years from back pain related to two herniated discs, L4/L5 & L5/S1. Although I have found tremendous relief from acupuncture, I can’t always get an appointment when I need it most having 2 young children. Although, if I could, I would have acupuncture every day! I have also tried physical therapy, numerous medications, stretching and yoga, you name it. I prefer a natural approach to healing my pain and would like to avoid medication or steroid injections as have often been recommended. So, when I came across the Chi Machine and read about the numerous benefits it can have on the body, including relief of chronic back pain, I knew I had to have one. I researched several models on Amazon and wanted to get one of the cheaper models as I was so skeptical, so I went with the Sunpentown Healthy Swing Machine and got it on sale for under $80. This model is no longer available on Amazon, but there are many other comparable chi machines available! I was excited to give it a try as there are so many potential benefits to using a Chi Machine outside of just pain relief! Here is just a partial list of the benefits one can derive from using a Chi Machine:

  • Reduction in soreness, aches and pains (including back pain and fibromyalgia)
  • Improved flexibility and spinal alignment
  • Improved circulation and reduced swelling/edema
  • Stress relief/relaxation
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved metabolism

My Chi Machine Experience

I have personally experienced just about every benefit listed above. My pain was nearly eradicated after using a Chi Machine just a few times. I really didn’t think it would work, and especially not so quickly. I have also been sleeping much better, have lost several pounds of water weight and just feel more relaxed and calm than usual. My children both love using the Chi Machine too, and I’ve found that it helps my son with ADHD stay more calm and focused. If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain or another ailment that could be improved with a Chi Machine, I’d highly recommend giving it a try. There are numerous models to choose from, but as mentioned earlier, I went with the cheapest and have been very happy with it. The Chi Machine I purchased has 14 different speeds, an easy to use remote control, an optional swivel disc for added benefit, and best of all, it’s affordable! One note is that I do prefer to add some padding to the ankle rest, but a folded up hand towel does the trick for me, so it’s not a big issue.

Chi Machine Video from The Doctors

Check out this excerpt from The Doctors as they learn about the benefits of using a Chi Machine:

 

 

2 Comments

  • PB November 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experiences. I too am suffering from low back pain due to two ruptured discs at the same levels you indicated. I recently bought a chi machine and I’m hoping it helps me. Any tips? How often do you do the machine? At what speed? Also, how do you stay comfortable during the exercise? Do you keep pillows under your knees?

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    • Stylishly Social November 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      It helped me a lot! Over the years my pain has lessened more and more with a combo of the chi machine, acunpuncture, chiropractic, etc. I used it whenever I just felt miserable really. I varied the speed depending on how it felt, I would start low and gradually increase until it was at the highest comfortable speed and also gradually increased time as I used it more. I put my head on a pillow but didn’t put one under my knees, probably not a bad idea! 🙂

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