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What is Qi (Chee)?

A traditional Chinese term denoting "vital energy flow." The creative or formative principle associated with life and all processes that characterize living entities. All animate forms in nature are manifestations of Qi. Qi is an invisible substance, as well as an immaterial force that has palpable and observable manifestations. See attachment from more.

Qi has its own movement and also activates the movement of things other than itself. Qi begets motion and heat. Within the context of the human person, Qi is that which enlivens the body and is differentiated according to specific functional systems. All physical and mental activities are manifestations of Qi: sensing, cogitating, feeling, digesting, stirring, propagating.

One Chinese ideogram for Qi is composed of an upper radical representing "rising vapor" and a lower radical denoting "grain." The steam that spirals from a pot of cooking rice symbolizes distilled essence, hence Qi can be translated as the vapor of the finest matter. Qi refers to resources the human organism consumes, transforms, and transmits.

The highly refined essence of food (Food Qi) and air (Air Qi) in the body becomes one entity known as Pure or Righteous Qi. It is this Righteous or Zheng Qi that circulates in the channels, regulating and nourishing all body processes and activities. Defensive Qi (wei) is the activity of adapting to influences such as weather or mobilizing resistance to pathogenic microorganisms and noxious substances in the environment. Qi also implies the totality of Blood, Moisture, and Qi, the total summation of the life of the organism.

Qi is regulated by the Liver, generated by the Spleen, distributed by the Lungs, and stored by the Kidney.

Qi Gong Therapy
Literally translates as "Qi cultivation," Qi Gong is comprised of static and moving exercises that enable the practitioner to strengthen and re-balance Qi. Qi Gong can take the form of a ritualized daily exercise like Tai Qi or can be executed by a medical practitioner in order to heal patients.

Our staff of Qi Gong educators are available for consultation, for more information please contact our offices and speak to our trained practitioners.

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