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chi

(),
1. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, χ.
2. In chemistry, denotes the 22nd in a series.
3. Symbol for the dihedral angle between the α-carbon and the side chains of amino acids in peptides and proteins.

chi

(che),

ch'i

qi.

chi

also

ch'i

or

qi

(chē)
n.
The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.

chi

[kī]
X, 1.75q<χ the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, sometimes used in scientific notation to designate the 22nd in a series.

CHI

abbreviation for creatinine height index.

chi

Traditional Chinese medicine
The vital force which is believed to flow through the body along routes known as meridians; illness is attributed to changes in the flow of chi which, according to the construct of Chinese medicine, can be treated by placing needles (acupuncture) or pressure (acupressure) at specific points on the meridians.

CHI

Abbreviation for:
catastrophic health insurance
caudate head index
Centre for Health Informatics (Medspeak-UK)
clinical health informatics
closed-head injury
Commission for Health Improvement, see there (Medspeak-UK)
Community Health Index (Medspeak-UK)
consumer health informatics

CHI

Abbreviation for closed head injury.

chi

()
1. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, χ.
2. In chemistry, denotes the 22nd in a series.
3. Symbol for the dihedral angle between the α-carbon and the side-chains of amino acids in peptides and proteins.
4. (chē) In Asian medical traditions, the force of energy existing in all life forms. Chi manifests as five differentelements; these are labeled according to either the Asian or Ayurvedic tradition.
Synonym(s): qi.
See also: five-element theory
Synonym(s): ki.

Chi

Basic life energy.
Mentioned in: Acupressure, Acupuncture

chi (dzhē),

n 1. in Tibetan medicine, awareness, one of the three functions of the mind, providing the direction for actions. Plays an important role in spiritual development.
2. in traditional Chinese medicine, qi. See also badahan, schara, and qi.

Patient discussion about chi

Q. HOW CAN ENERGIES AFFECT THE HEALING OF THE BODY?CHI, ELOPTIC, YOU'R SEVEN SHOCKERS ECT POSITIVE OR NEGITIVE? ENERGIES WE EXPRESS AND RECIEVE TO AND FROM OTHERS

A. Chinese medicine and alternatives should be approached with caution, but that said, a modality that has been around for over 3,000 years must have benefits. The practitioner may possibly be a bit more suspect. Then again, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you haven’t any experience with it, how can one have a legitimate opinion?
Remember, a hundred years ago, our very own “Doctors” cured with leaches and such… it wasn’t until they pooled their resources together and lobbied the government for the right to the name of “Doctor or Medical Practitioner”. That’s it. No science, just lobbying the politicians….

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