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Balance Your Qi to Ignite Your Body’s Natural Defenses

You can’t see or touch Qi, but it’s real. It’s a subtle yet powerful energy that exists in all

living things.

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

and yoga.

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

just right.

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


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