A Basic Understanding of Qi

As a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, one of the biggest challenges in my practice is to simply explain the concept of ‘Qi’ (pronounced chee) to my patients. Although Qi is a frequently used concept, it is difficult to define in modern scientific terms. The theory of Qi was developed in ancient China to assist in understanding natural phenomena: everything in the universe results from the movements and changes of Qi, or ‘energy’.