Knowledgebase: Product Questions
How does the Qi Gong Massager work? What's the history?
Posted by Jorah Lafleur on 19 November 2008 03:37 PM
The Qi Gong Massager helps increase local circulation and helps with the temporary relief of pain using infrasonic waves (lower than audible - whereas ultrasonic=higher than audible).|
This machine is FDA Classified for the above claims and can be used by chiropractors and other practitioners using billing codes for insurance reimbursement. It does seem to be more difficult to get insurance companies to reimburse for the purchase of a machine rather than a session on the machine.
The Qi Gong Massager uses a probe which basically has a small speaker inside it. This speaker (transducer) is tuned to vibrate frequencies in the range from 8 to 14 Hz. The machine oscillates random frequencies in this range so the body cannot become accustomed to the vibration. This prevents your body from strategically ignoring the impulse.
This machine was developed based on research done in China to figure out if there was any scientific basis behind 'hands on' healers such as Reiki and Qi Gong Masters.
What was found is that these healers were carrying some sort of Earth Vibration through their bodies and using their hands to direct it. The frequencies measured coming from their hands were in the range of 8 to 14 Hz with the unique characteristic that they were non-sequential. In other words each frequency that followed was different from the previous and they kept jumping around to different frequencies. This seemed to be part of the working mechanism behind the therapy and thus this was incorporated into the machines that were developed to replicate this affect.Â