What is Qi and how does it travel?
At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi, or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
Qi circulates through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridian pathways throughout the body. Each one is connected to specific organs and glands. Meridian pathways are like rivers. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving Qi to nourish and energize every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle.