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An Introduction to Qi Energy December 3, 2018

New Hyde Park, North Hempstead
An Introduction to Qi Energy, North Hempstead, New York

Many Westerners have heard the term qi, pronounced “chee,” though they may not know precisely what it means. Stemming from classical Chinese philosophy, this word refers to the force that constitutes everything in the universe. Often translated to “vital life force” in English, the concept of qi is particularly pertinent to Traditional Chinese Medicine practices such as acupuncture. This guide details more about the unique history of qi and its contemporary applications.

The 2 Branches

Qi possesses two central branches within the body: the physical portion — including the water, air, and food humans consume — and the ‘energy’ that flows through the body’s channels, or meridians. Practitioners of acupuncture think that the qi within the body must remain balanced to maintain optimal health of both body and mind. A qi imbalance in the body could lead to illness and emotional issues, ranging anywhere from allergies to anxiety.

Qi & Acupuncture

acupunctureAcupuncturists think that qi flows through pathways in the body and harbors in areas referred to as vessels. Since these meridians remain relatively consistent across bodies, acupuncturists target these vessels within patients to free up blockages. If a vessel becomes blocked, energy may become imbalanced, and the person may experience a range of detrimental effects.

By placing acupuncture needle at specific points, acupuncturists can treat various conditions including nausea, headaches, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, fibromyalgia, and asthma, according to John Hopkins Medicine. Numerous studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health also point to acupuncture as an effective therapy or complementary therapy to treat several health issues. By combining the ancient practices of qi with contemporary medicine, patients can become healthier, happier, and more balanced individuals.


To learn more about holistic medicine, consult New Hyde Park, New York’s premier team. For nearly 30 years, the experts from Unsook Park’s Acupuncture have helped locals attain improved well-being with help from medical acupuncture, herbs, and alternative healing techniques. To learn more about how the practice can serve you, visit the website or call today at (516) 858-0553.

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