Ancient Wisdom, Modern Health

#4. What is Qi or Chi? Part 1

Episode Summary

In this podcast episode I explain what Qi or Chi is. Qi is an exceptionally difficult term to translate and when you finish listening to this episode you will understand why. In this first part I approach Qi more from a philosophical point of view and then in part two I will discuss the medical uses of the term Qi in more detail and tie all of this into practical advice for cultivating your Qi.

Episode Notes

氣 = Qi or Chi

气 = Vapor, or Steam

米 = Rice

The concepts and terms discussed in this episode are standard curriculum in all acupuncture schools. For further details you can consult almost any Foundation Chinese Medicine text.

I like The Foundations of Traditional Medicine, by Giovanni Maciocia. Perhaps you can find it at your local library.

You can learn more about me and my classes and programs at my school website here:

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Learn more about the classical combat oriented Gong Fu styles of Northern Shaolin and Xing Yi Quan.

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