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What is 'Chi'

‘Chi’ (also spelt ‘Qi’) is the Chinese word for ‘life force energy’, and is known as ‘Ki’ in Japanese. It is the subtle energy which can be considered to be the fundamental fuel for all life. The Chinese and Japanese have recognised the central importance of Chi in mediating all the processes of life for thousands of years.

Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the key understanding that in a healthy body this subtle yet powerful energy is being channelled to all the organs of the body on a regular cycle – and that any blockage of this flow will inevitably result in ill health and other disabilities.

Many traditional approaches to supporting good health in Asia – including the age-old medical systems of China, Japan, Thailand and India – emphasise that balance is best maintained within the body through encouraging the flow of this vital energy throughout the body. These approaches recognise the wisdom in nature’s design, and seek to bring back the healthy balance that children enjoy.

The body has a marvellous inbuilt capability for self-correcting action, but this can become blocked through habitual abuse – poor posture, poor diet, inadequate sleep and rest, and excessive stress can all lead to failure of the body’s natural self-regulatory mechanisms.

Many of the therapies we now enjoy in the West – such as acupuncture, reflexology, shiatsu and the other wonderfully invigorating forms of Asian massage - share this basic understanding of the need to keep energy moving, and the inherent capacity of the body’s systems to keep functioning efficiently when given adequate exercise and other forms of stimulation.

Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to ensure the smooth flow of chi through the body's meridians. This approach is based on the belief that illness is generally caused by an imbalance of chi - t'ai chi, for example, is practised daily by millions of Chinese - more as a form of preventive healthcare than as a martial art.


It is believed that stimulating the flow of chi energy helps to promote vitality and balance, eliminates blockages and stagnation, adjusts metabolism, supports the body’s systems to function smoothly and efficiently, and helps regenerate the body’s energy reserves.

By stimulating the flow of chi, regular use of the Surge of Chi Exerciser can help to bring balance back to bodies suffering from stress and loss of optimum health.