Qi permeates the human body. Everything is made from energy, even modern physics agrees with this idea. When science looks into the building blocks of life, it finds energy and large amounts of space. Nothing is as solid as it seems. The basic building blocks of everything in nature, including our own bodies is made from energy.
Energy or Qi, is at the very heart of Chinese Medicine
Through thousands of years of direct observation and experience of Qi, Chinese Medicine has developed a great understanding of how it moves and functions in the body. This understanding makes Chinese Medicine such a successful healing system.
Qi allows all things to communicate with each other. Qi carries information which helps our bodies to circulate information in our meridians or energy channels.
Qi promotes health and healing. Without it there can be no growth and no change. When we die, Qi leaves the body and is transformed.
Viewed from the Chinese perspective, health problems are always treatable as long as the body has enough Qi.
Energy flows continuously through meridians which are pathways of Qi. Meridians also transfer information between different organs. When Qi flows freely we are in a good state of health. When Qi stops flowing properly we will start to feel unwell. The smooth flow of energy around the body is particularly affected by stress.