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Qi Gong Therapy

What is Qi (pronounced "Chee")?

Qi is the traditional Chinese term denoting "vital energy flow." The creative or formative principle associated with life and all processes that characterize living entities. All living things in nature are manifestations of Qi. Qi is an invisible substance, as well as force that has palpable and observable manifestations. Please visit the link below for more information.

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Qi has its own movement and it can activate the movement of things other than itself. Qi produce motion and heat. In the context of a human being, Qi makes the body alive, and it is differentiated according to its location in specific systems. All physical and mental activities are manifestations of Qi: sensing, cogitating, feeling, digesting, stirring, propagating.

One Chinese ideology 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 its distilled essence, hence Qi can be translated as the "vapor of the finest matter". Qi refers to resources that human being 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 parts and activities. Defensive Qi (wei) is the adaptation to influences such as weather or mobilization of resistance to pathogens and noxious substances in the environment. Qi also implies the totality of Blood and Moisture. Qi represents the total summation of the life within an organism.

Qi is regulated by the liver, generated by the spleen, distributed by the lungs, and stored by the Kidneys.

Qi Gong Therapy
Literally translates to "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 it can be practiced by professionals 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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