Qi, pronounced ‘chee,’ is a difficult concept to translate, period.
Yet, it is the fundamental concept in Chinese Medicine.
As acupuncturists, we help our patients cultivate, and restore healthy Qi so they get to live a healthy, fulfilling life.
In the simplest sense, Qi is often translated to energy or vitality. But in truth, Qi is everything and is everywhere.
Qi truly embraces all manifestations of energy: from the most material forms of energy (such as our body, food, things in nature) to the most immaterial forms (movements, thoughts, and feelings).
In Chinese medical classics, it is believed that life is a gathering of Qi.
A healthy and happy person is a dynamic and harmonious combination of all the aspects of Qi.
When Qi is out of balance, it can create negative experiences like physical or emotional pain, turbulent weather, challenging relationships, to name just a few.
Clinically, we diagnose patients according to their Qi states.
You may have different versions of Qi stagnation, Qi deficiency, Qi excess, or Rebellious Qi.
We always want to aim for Qi to be in balance: not too much, not too little.
A sure way to create this balance is to ensure that Qi is consistently flowing smoothly, toward the right directions, in a good amount for that particular person and their environment.
Current cultural norms, what we believe and how we do things, what we expect of ourselves and each other usually don’t encourage Qi in balance.
Overworking, overthinking, stress and overwhelm deplete and stagnate our physical and mental Qi.
This causes dis-ease in the body and discontent in the mind.
It results in a life out of balance and a person out of harmony with themselves and their surroundings.
If we want to live a healthy, fulfilling & peaceful life, it is imperative that we take time to pause to reset the Qi.
We don’t need to always take a vacation (although that is helpful), or revamp our diet (also can be helpful) to do a Qi Reset.
Simple techniques, some mindful practices and intentional habits can create a Qi reset naturally and easily.
The question is: are you prioritizing your Qi, your most important asset in this lifetime?
- Are you slowing down to pause?
- Are you moving daily?
- Are you aware of what is in your mind?
- Are you aware of what you are feeling?
- Are you in touch with your intuition?
- Are you willing to nourish and nurture yourself before others?
Join my Qi Reset to learn and practice simple tools to rebalance your Qi!
You can also work with me to unblock and optimize your Qi privately. Feel free to book a free session with me here.