Good question. If you google "energy medicine", "acupuncture", you may
find the answer.
It has been around China over 4 - 5,000 years.
It is also the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as per my
previous post from UCSF.
In short, Chi is what the Chinese call all kinds of energy, before the
scientific term of "energy".
Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can
On 12/29/2010 7:53 AM, ED wrote:
Is 'chi' a philosophical concept or is it part and parcel of 'reality'?
Has the reality of Chi been detected by modern science, or is it
beyond the realm of modern science?
Is it of any significance whether chi is detectable or not by modern
Is chi more easily experienced by East Asians than by Westerners?
Definitions of *chi* on the Web:
* qi: the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is
thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese
medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body
is believed to be essential for good health ...
* Chinese units of measurement are the customary and traditional
units of measure used in China. In the People's Republic of
China, the units were re-standardised during the late twentieth
century to make them approximate SI (metric) units. ...
* A Chinese term for the all-encompassing universal life force
that flows in and around our body. Also called Ki, Prana, Mana
and many other names in other belief systems.
* Breath of Life The primordial energy which is the basis for the
universe and everything in it. It is the matrix out of which
matter and energy are formed, and is expressed as the life force
in all living things.
* (AKA Qi): "An internal energy that flows through the acupuncture
meridians bringing a life-giving force to every organ in the
body. Qi is used for every movement and action of the body;
without it we die." p. 412, glossary, The Encylopedia of
Dim-Mak, Erle Montaigue and Wally Simpson.