Seek to move Qi daily
Qi is the lifeforce or energy that sustains all life in Chinese theory. But Qi can become stagnant or blocked in the body leading to ‘dampness’ (a pathogenic evil in Chinese Medicine thought to lead to excess fat). Therefore, it is important to move Qi to clear stagnation and support normal metabolic processes. Qi can be encouraged to flow freely with acupuncture, as well as with exercise (including Taichi, Qi Gong, yoga, and breath work), and with herbs and diet. Foods to that help move Qi include green tea, celery, Job’s Tears, and melon, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.
By Toffler Niemuth (more…)