You can’t see or touch Qi, but it’s real. It’s a subtle yet powerful energy that exists in all
Pronounced “chee”, it’s the essence that drives our physical and mental processes and the
backbone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
It’s not a strictly Chinese concept. Cultures around the world have different words for this
intangible lifeforce energy. The Greek call it pneuma , and it’s known as prana in Hinduism
Chinese philosophy describes Qi as a circular, flowing energy that pushes the body toward
homeostasis, or a state of equilibrium. This balance allows the body’s natural healing
abilities to kick in when fighting physical, mental and emotional problems.
Believe it or not, your body IS smarter than your phone and more resilient than you might think.
People with sufficient Qi typically are healthy, energetic and clear-minded. They have
endurance, healthy digestion and high-functioning immune systems.
On the other hand, when someone’s Qi is out of balance or stagnant, their body’s ability to
self-regulate is impaired and they become more prone to sickness and disease.
A lack of Qi manifests in symptoms such as fatigue, loose stools, anemia and depression.
An excess of Qi can lead to irritability, tension, mood swings and stress.
That’s why balancing Qi is so important. Just like Golilock’s porridge, your Qi needs to be
At AcuMedGroup Dr. Rusnak uses acupuncture, Tui Na massage and cupping therapy to
bring the body’s Qi into balance in order to treat a variety of conditions, from pain to