Qi (pronounced chee) is the body’s life enabling vital energy. We experience blockage or depletion of this vital energy as pain, disease or disharmony. These effects may be felt in our body, mind, and/or spirit. In Asian Medicine, methods like acupuncture, cupping, guasha, herbs, moxibustion, tuina massage, and qigong are used to balance and free the flow of Qi. Mark Melchiorre uses these Asian Energy Medicine methods, including specialized forms of acupuncture known as Richard Tan’s Balance Method, Chronotherapy or Time Based Acupuncture, and I Ching styles, to promote health and to effectively treat and prevent a variety of physical and emotional disorders. Mark teaches Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi, Asian Medicine’s self-care component, to those interested in health maintenance, self-healing, increasing vitality and accessing the anti aging benefits of this traditional system of health care.
Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might as well be called “medication in motion.” This mind-body practice can help treat or prevent many age-related health problems, …it may be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. – Harvard Women’s Health Watch (May, 2009)
Pain and disease are caused by blockage of the body’s vital energy. The Chinese call this energy “Qi.” It is said that:
“Where Qi does not flow, there is pain”
Imbalances leading to blockage of the vital energy/Qi include:
- Emotions: Anger, anxiety, worry, sadness, fear, depression, stress.
- Environment: Allergens, climate, noise, radiation, toxins.
- Diet: Drugs, toxins, lack of nutritious foods, overeating of sweets, caffeine, fats.
- Physical: Overwork, lack of exercise, improper exercise, bad posture, injuries.
The first step in restoring health is to insure the free flow of the vital energy/Qi in the body to maximize your innate ability for self-healing, increased vitality, and inner calm.
“Where there is free flow of Qi, there is no pain”