What is Chi?

Chi is a Chinese word meaning aliveness, life force energy, or life breath.

Traditional Chinese medicine asserts that ‘Chi’ (pronounced Chee), is the vital life force energy of the Universe, present within every living thing, the life force energy which flows through the pathways of all living forms – in order to maintain health and wellness, mentally, physically and emotionally.

Chi is at the foundation of many health and fitness practices such as Massage, Yoga, Martial Arts, Reiki, Feng Shui and Acupressure.

The history of Chi is much older than Western Medicine and as far back as 2690 BC the study of chi was a Chinese natural science that was called Tao- the way of nature.

The knowledge of the treatment of Chi has been around since the beginning of medicine yet has never really been understood until more recent times.

Some practitioners and individuals use aqua-chi “machines”  to treat Chi, aqua-chi meaning water, and chi meaning living energy or life force.

This video demonstrates the results of one such aqua-chi treatment as it enhances the life force of a tomato:

Aqua-Chi tomato test

The ancient Chinese strived to learn how to generate, conserve, and channel Chi for health and longevity. It was the element water that motivated the early practitioners to form their understanding of Tai-Chi, meaning the river of energy that unites the Yin and Yang into a dance to flow into the sea of energy.  Continue reading What is Chi?

Using Acupuncture For Back Pain

Chronic pain is something that plagues millions of Americans on a daily basis, and plenty of otherwise healthy individuals generally discover themselves wondering why they have to hurt so much all the time.

Even though the individual causes of discomfort and back soreness might be pretty varied, it ordinarily breaks down to either a posture issue that causes unnecessary tension from the muscles or an imbalance in a person’s ability to manage their strain.  While stopping the causes just before they start is frequently not a possibility, since they’re an inherent part of each day living, one method for treating the signs that lots of folks have begun to resort to is Chinese acupuncture.  Again, agony if left unchecked, can turn out to be debilitating as time goes on.

Acupuncture treatments aim to resolve the underlying causes, but not in the way people usually think of when back discomfort relief comes to mind.  The Chinese believed that the fundamental flow of a person’s underlying life force could be enhanced and allowed to move much more freely by way of the accurate placement of tiny needles at several places of the body, and just under a person’s skin.

Whether or not you believe in the existence of this intrinsic field of natural healing life energy, the stress-relieving potential of applying acupuncture for back pain remedies is undeniable.  All that’s needed to enjoy the advantages is an open mind, and a willingness to try solutions which are off the beaten path.  It all depends on how ready you might be to get rid of your chronic back pain.  Continue reading Using Acupuncture For Back Pain