By Jorga Houy, LAc, Emperor’s College Alumnus and Owner of LA Sports Acupuncture
This blog post is part of our AOM Day Series on Qi. Another post in this series is on Chinese tongue analysis.
When you go to your acupuncturist, you’re going to hear about “Qi.” Your acupuncturist may say that your Qi is “deficient” or “stagnant” or even “exuberant” or “rebellious.” This may leave you wondering what exactly they’re talking about. What is “Qi” exactly?
Qi, pronounced “chee,” really refers to a lot of things depending on the context. In a very grand sense, everything is Qi, the space around us, the earth, and everything in between is a temporary manifestation of Qi swirling about; every identifiable thing is simply a transient concentration of Qi. Read more