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qi(che) [Chinese] chi or ch'i; one of the basic substances that according to traditional Chinese medicine pervade the body; a subtle influence or vital energy that is the cause of most physiologic processes and whose proper balance is necessary for maintaining health.
Variant of chi2.
in traditional Chinese medicine, the vital energy of the human body.
chiTraditional 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.
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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.
Basic life energy, according to traditional Chinese medicine.
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in acupuncture terms this is the 'life force'; it is the source of all movement within the body, the protection against invasion of the body, the source of all metabolic activity, provides for the holding of tissues and components in place, maintaining body temperature and for the circulation of nourishment in the bloodstream.