Qi, also written as chi, is Chinese for: energy, the air.

Originally the word meant ‘air,’ ‘breath’ or ‘energy,’ but currently it signifies ‘vital essence’ – said to be the supreme nourishing and protecting energy in the body, which circulates through the acupuncture meridians.

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See also Qi gong

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