What is Qi?

Qi is unknown in Western medicine, but in simple terms it is the vital energy of the body. It keep the blood circulating, warms the body and fights disease. It is Qi that distinguishes living creaturesf rom inanimate objects.

Qi flows through certain channels forming a network within the entire body and linking all parts and function together so that they work as one unit. There are 12 main channels, each connected to an internal organ and named after that organ.

When a person is healthy the Qi moves smoothly through the channels, but if for some reason the flow is blocked or too weak or too strong then illness occurs. The aim of the acupuncturist is to correct the flow of Qi by inserting thin needles into particular points on the channels and so affect a change in a part, or function of the body.

Changes in Qi precede physical change, so acupuncture can act as preventive medicine, correcting the energy before serious illness can occur. If physical change has already occured, it can be reversed by adjusting the Qi.


What is Acupuncture?
What is Qi?

Who has Acupuncture?
What does it feel like?

Diagnosis
Treating the whole person

Consultation
The First Visit

How often will I need treatment?

Should my doctor know?
Is it safe?

How can I find a qualified Acupuncturist?

Can it help me?

©Jonathan Orchard
  Wimbledon, Claygate and Hersham Acupuncture and Herbs