In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi is considered the vital life force that flows through channels or meridians in the body. It is the foundation of all bodily functions, including physical, mental, and emotional. Qi is the dynamic and interconnected energy that sustains and animates all living beings.
TCM teaches the Five Elements theory which provides a framework for understanding the interplay between emotions and organs. Each element – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water – is associated with specific organs, meridians (energy pathways), and emotions. When emotions become excessive or prolonged, they can disrupt the flow of Qi (energy), leading to imbalances in specific organs and meridians. Several circumstances and occurrences can impact our Qi balance including:
- Diet: The lack of essential nutrients or excessive amounts of sugar or unhealthy fats can negatively impact Qi and contribute to imbalances in your energy system.
- Exhaustion: Working too much, chronic fatigue, and irregular routines can deplete Qi resources and hinder its smooth circulation.
As Acupuncturists, our goal is to support you in learning better ways to live better through natural remedies.
This week, we want to tell you about the use of sound therapy to help you through your day-to-day stressors. According to TCM, you can heal yourself through sound and release negative emotions. Our Acupuncture Therapist Monica Mae Leibson discusses the principles of Qi gong which is the practice of using sound, visualization, and breathing techniques to release negative emotions from certain organs. Read more in her blog “The Six Healing Sounds of Chinese Medicine”. For a natural remedy that will help you with pain management and other significant stressors, book our acupuncture and get the healing you need from TCM Experts that care.