What is chi?
Chi or Qi is a Chinese word that when translated to English has several meanings such as air, breath, spirit, vital energy, and energy of life.
In Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), chi is thought to be the life force that runs all over our body and it’s what we need to stay alive. This idea of a life force doesn’t just exist in TCM, it’s also observed in other ancient cultures like Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Greece, Finland, Egypt, and India. The name with which it is called is different in each culture but the meaning remains the same.
Importance of having a balanced chi
In China, a well-balanced chi is acclaimed as being healthy physically and physiologically. It’s also believed that chi can be improved through Tai Chi, gentle massage, yoga, and acupuncture. Practitioners of TCM believe that enhancing one’s chi leads to increased energy and good health.
In traditional Chinese medicine, chi is known to flow throughout the body through the meridians that can be accessed through the fascia, a connective tissue that can be found under the skin. It is believed that any imbalance or a blockage in the flow of chi will result in illnesses and other health problems that can affect one’s mental health. Organs can also be affected by chi imbalance and make the body prone to diseases.
Signs and symptoms of chi imbalance
- Hormonal imbalance
- Difficulty in breathing
- Body pain
- Weak muscles
- Sweating spontaneously
How to enhance your chi
Aside from Tai Chi, massage, yoga, and acupuncture, there are other methods that can help to enhance your chi. Here are some simple ways to boost your chi:
Get adequate sleep
Another way to improve chi is through mindful breathing. Practicing deep breathing can stimulate chi energy. Inhale slowly a deep breath through your nose and feel your belly expand. Then slowly exhale through your mouth.
Have a healthy and balanced diet
Having a healthy and nutritious diet is an important factor in maintaining a balanced chi. The body mostly obtains chi from food so eating nourishing foods can help promote good health and a balanced chi.
Ensure mental wellness
The connection between the mind and the body plays an essential part in having a balanced chi. If you’re not mentally healthy then your body wouldn’t be healthy as well. Anxiety and depression are mental illnesses that people commonly experience. You can ask a mental health expert for help if you have mental issues.
Use the Chi Vitalizer Machine
The Chi Vitalizer Machine offers an easy way of performing a passive exercise that stimulates the vertebrae, spinal column, and nervous system. With a simple swing or “swimming fish” motion, you will feel an amazing rush of energy throughout your body. This wonderful flow of energy is chi that could rejuvenate and enhance your energy level, oxygenate your cells, promote cell repair, release toxins, boost the immune system, promote damaged cell repair, and improve your body’s metabolic efficiency.
The Chi Vitalizer is so easy to use. You just lie down and let the machine do all the work for you. One of the good things about this machine is that even people with limited mobility or had a knee injury or surgery can use this. Aside from using it on the floor, you can also use this machine in bed or with some modifications to accommodate your special needs.
If you are not feeling well, be it physically or mentally, chances are you have a chi imbalance. So sleep well, watch what you eat, practice mindful breathing, look after your mental health, and try using the Chi Vitalizer Machine now!