You can’t see or touch Qi, but it’s real. It’s a subtle yet powerful energy that exists in all living things.
Pronounced “chee”, it’s the essence that drives our physical and mental processes and the backbone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
It’s not a strictly Chinese concept. Cultures around the world have different words for this intangible lifeforce energy. The Greek call it pneuma , and it’s known as prana in Hinduism and yoga.
Chinese philosophy describes Qi as a circular, flowing energy that pushes the body toward homeostasis, or a state of equilibrium. This balance allows the body’s natural healing abilities to kick in when fighting physical, mental and emotional problems.
Believe it or not, your body IS smarter than your phone and more resilient than you might think.
People with sufficient Qi typically are healthy, energetic and clear-minded. They have endurance, healthy digestion and high-functioning immune systems.
On the other hand, when someone’s Qi is out of balance or stagnant, their body’s ability to self-regulate is impaired and they become more prone to sickness and disease.
A lack of Qi manifests in symptoms such as fatigue, loose stools, anemia and depression.
An excess of Qi can lead to irritability, tension, mood swings and stress.
That’s why balancing Qi is so important. Just like Golilock’s porridge, your Qi needs to be just right.
At AcuMedGroup Dr. Rusnak uses acupuncture, Tui Na massage and cupping therapy to bring the body’s Qi into balance in order to treat a variety of conditions, from pain to Infertility.