If you have been tuning in to our NGUI-MATRIX blogs, then you probably know about the upcoming medical conference hosted by the creator of this proprietary medical treatment system, Grandmaster Stanley Ngui. Over a two-day period, Grandmaster Stanley will hold medical lectures, as well as medical workshops in which you, as a medical professional will be able to learn the NGUI-MATRIX system in a hands-on setting.
A large part, and influence, of the NGUI-MATRIX system, is the utilization and manifestation of Qi, a staple of traditional Chinese medicine. As a 23rd generation traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Grandmaster Stanley is well versed in the utilization of Qi, being why it has been implemented into his new treatment system.
Due to the extreme relevance of Qi to the NGUI-MATRIX system, we see it fit to discuss the history of Qi, and how it has developed before you attend our medical conference or medical workshops. Continue reading below to learn more about this vital life force.
What Is Qi?
First, we find it necessary to reiterate the true definition of Qi, as it pertains to traditional Chinese medicine, as Qi has been devalued in recent years. While Qi can be described as a vital life force, it is so much more than that, as traditional Chinese philosophies state that Qi makes up, and binds together, everything in the universe. Qi can also be seen as the things that you take in and make a part of yourself or the energy that has always been a part of you and is released.
Because Qi is seen as on a cycle or caught in a balance, it is important to maintain its balance in order to have good health. If Qi is imbalanced, and the inputs don’t equal the outputs, your body may experience ailments — whether that be physical, emotional, or spiritual.
Concepts Of Qi
Qi has been utilized as a concept of healing and health in traditional Chinese medicine for over 4,000 years. The earliest texts that speak of Qi can be related to the philosophical texts of Confucius. Qi has been described in many ways since then with people worldwide. Confucius thought of Qi as to mean “air”, while others think that Qi figuratively translates to terms like “material energy”, “vital energy”, and “life force”. Regardless of what the meaning of the word, as many great philosophers have disagreed on its true definition, Qi has proven itself to be a quintessential part of human health and wellbeing.
How Does Qi Relate To Traditional Chinese Medicine?
In the 2nd Century BCE, it was established that the body has pathways, known as meridians, that run through the body — circulating the vital energy that we know as Qi. As far as traditional Chinese medicine is concerned, at least in the broader sense, symptoms of various illnesses and ailments can be a product or result of blocked, disrupted, or imbalanced Qi. Within traditional Chinese medicine, the most effective way to treat or relieve these ailments is to rebalance and correct the flow of Qi through the body’s meridians. This can be done in a number of ways, ranging from herbology to physical training, moxibustion, acupuncture, as well as the manipulation of acupoints all over the body.
Qi’s Relation To The NGUI-MATRIX
Qi is a very important aspect of the NGUI-MATRIX, as addressing the balances and imbalances of Qi is an extremely effective complementary and alternative method. As a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner that is heavily rooted in the art of correcting Qi, Grandmaster Stanley Ngui saw the benefits in creating a treatment system that utilizes both traditional Chinese medicine as well as modern medicine.
If you are interested in learning the intricacies of treating common ailments and injuries by moving or rebalancing Qi, among other treatment techniques, we urge you to attend an upcoming medical conference and medical workshop with Grandmaster Stanley Ngui. This two-day conference will feature both lectures and practicums where you will learn the NGUI-MATRIX healthcare system, as well as learn how to utilize Qi in your complementary and alternative medicine systems.