Glossary

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – A

  • Abdominal Breathing – to breathe from the abdomen(expand with inhalation, contract with exhalation).

  • Acquired Essence – also called Postnatal Jing,is acquired energetic tissue substance, developed after birth.

  • Acquired Force – energy pertaining to the Earth and surrounding environment.

  • Acquired Qi – also called Postnatal Qi, is the body’s energy derived from food, air and drink, acquired after birth.

  • Acquired Rational Mind – also called postnatal mind, are thoughts and feelings derived from the acquired experiences of one’s environment.

  • Adenoma – a neoplasm (abnormal formation of tissue) of glandular epithelium.

  • Adenocarcinoma – a malignant tumor arising from a glandular organ.

  • Affirmation – a word, phrase or sentence that is repeated frequently to influence, or change,a belief held deeply within the unconscious mind.

  • Agoraphobia – fear of places or situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing. Symptoms include panic like symptoms and a precondition towards panic attacks.

  • Akashic Records – a term used to describe the detailed knowledge of all the historical events of the world recorded within the “all-pervasive space of the universe” or”Wuji,” also called the “knowledge of the infiniteVoid.”

  • Alchemy – internal transformation of body and energy brought about by:

  • Nei Dan (Inner Alchemy) through internal Qigong training, and

  • Wai Dan (External Alchemy) using herbal formulas.

  • Amenorrhea – the absence or suppression of menstruation.

  • Ancestral Channel-a term used to describe one of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

  • Ancestral Qi – energy inherited from both parents at the time of conception, responsible for innate talents and skills.

  • Ancestral Traits – pertaining to the ancestral spiritual influence which affects the patient’s body. Ancestral traits are developed according to the geographic location at the time of conception.

  • Anemia – a reduction in the number of circulating red blood cells.

  • Angina Pectoris – severe pain and a sensation of constriction about the heart.

  • An Jing – see Hidden Power.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis – inflammation of the vertebrae, giving rise to stiffness of the back.

  • Anorexia - loss of appetite.

  • An Sound resonation – Hidden or inaudible sound resonation.

  • Anxiety – emotional distress, resulting in Heart palpitations, inability to concentrate, muscle tension causing muscle aches.

  • Aphasia – the absence or impairment of the ability to communicate through speech, writing,or signs, due to a dysfunction within the brain center.

  • Aplastic Anemia – anemia caused by deficient red cell production, due to bone marrow disorders.

  • Apoptosis – the disintegration of cells into membrane-bound particles that are then phagocytized

  • by other cells.

  • Arrhythmia – an irregularity or loss of rhythm pertaining to the Heart.

  • Arteriosclerosis – term pertaining to a number of pathological conditions in which there is a thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the artery walls.

  • Arthralgia - pain in the joints.

  • Arthritis – pain and inflammation of the joints,followed by progressive stiffness.

  • Ascending Qi – the action and flow of energy moving upward.

  • Ashi Points (also called Trigger Points)– places on the body which are tender spots or painful areas near diseased or injured tissue.

  • Asthma – a disease caused by increased responsiveness of the tracheobronchial tree within the Lungs, due to various stimuli, causing severe difficulty in breathing.

  • Astral Body – also called the Soul Body, describes the energetic vehicle in which the EternalSoul can journey outside of the physical body. The Astral Body is connected to theMiddle Dantian by a silver “cord of life.”

  • Astral Matter – the energetic substance located within the second field of the body’s externalWeiQi and attributed to the emotional energy body.

  • Astral Plane – an energetic and spiritual plane of existence parallel to the physical plane.

  • Astral Travel-also called Soul Travel (or AstralProjection) describes the condition of the EternalSoul journeying outside the physical body.

  • Astringent - any substance or agent that causes tissues to contract or that inhibits secretion ofBody Fluids such as mucus or Blood.

  • Antigens – any substance able to provoke animmune response in the human body.

  • Atrophy Syndrome – a disorder characterized by flaccidity and weakness of the limbs and a progressive loss of strength and muscle tone.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder – a learning disorder manifesting through the following symptoms:

  • habitual failure to pay attention, very destructible, inability to organize, extreme impulsiveness, difficulty in studying, often accompanied by hyperactivity.

  • Aura – the energetic field which radiates light and circulates around the second field of the body’s external Wei Qi

  • Aura Colors – the body’s energetic luminous colors ranging from red, orange, yellow, and green, blue, violet to white.

  • Auspicious Powers – the energy potential contained within the Five Yin Organs.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – B

  • Ba Gan – eight diagnostic principles used in TraditionalChinese Medicine in order to differentiate symptoms.

  • Bai Dai – white vaginal discharge.

  • Baihui Point (One Hundred Meetings)– theGoverning Vessel point at the top of the head(Gv-20).

  • Bell Palsy – unilateral facial paralysis of sudden onset.

  • Benign – gentle or kindly, not aggressive, the opposite of malignant.

  • Bile – a secretion stored in the Gall Bladder released into the duodenum as a digestive juice.

  • Bio-Rhythm – three distinct cycles and energy flow that pertain to the body’s physical, emotional and intellectual rhythms.

  • Bipolar Personality Disorder – formerly known as Manic Depressive Personality Disorder, a state of extreme euphoria or pervasive irritability,with racing thoughts, inability to sleep,and impulsive behaviour (that may last for days or months), that alternate with morbid depression with suicidal ideation or attempts at suicide (see Depression). During the manic phase there may be hallucinations.

  • Bird’s Bridge – pertaining to the energetic connection between the tongue and the upper”hard” palate, behind the teeth.

  • Birth Energetic Patterns – pertaining to the energetic patterns developed according to the influence of the time and geographic location of the patient’s birth.

  • Bladder Fire – also called Common Peoples’Fire or Perennial Fire, is located in the lower abdomen by the perineum, and is responsible for evaporating water.

  • Blended Originals (Hun Yuan) – the body’s “internal combined energy” fused into the LowerDantian area.

  • Bloated and Expanded Stagnation– stagnation with a characteristically expansive or bloated appearance, can be caused from an accumulation of Phlegm and Body Fluids (in addition to Qi and Blood) in the adjacent tissue areas of the body.

  • Blood (Xue) – the dense fluid which nourishes the body, transmits Qi, and provides the material for the mind and emotions.

  • Blood Heat - a condition categorized by Heat and Blood signs (retching of Blood, expectoration of Blood, Bloody stool or urine, nosebleeds,and menstrual irregularities).

  • Bloodletting – a technique used in acupuncture therapy which entails pricking the skin to release and remove Blood Heat and Blood stagnation.

  • Blood Stagnation – the impairment or cessation of normal Blood flow.

  • Blood Stasis – the same as Blood stagnation.

  • Blood Vessels – the body’s transportation system for Qi and Blood nutrition and regeneration.

  • Body Fluids (Ye)- these are clear, light, and watery.They originate from food and drink and are transformed and separated by the Spleen(aided by the Kidneys) and dispersed by theLungs and Triple Burners. (i.e., sweat, tears,saliva, and mucus.)

  • Body Liquids (Jin)- these are a heavier denser form of Body Fluids. Their function is to moisten the joints, spine, brain, and bone marrow. They lubricate the orifices of the sensory organs.

  • Bone - the body’s skeletal material related in essence to the Kidneys.

  • Bone Marrow – sustains and nurtures the bones,composed of Kidney Jing (Essence) and Marrow.

  • Borborygmus – a gurgling, rumbling sound heard over the Large Intestine, caused by the passing of gas through the liquid contents of the intestines.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder – a psychological disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of intense, unstable relationships, and anuns table self-image. Such patients suffer from chronic feelings of emptiness stemming from abandonment issues. They exhibit self-destructive behaviour and transient paranoia, or dissociative symptoms.

  • Brain – pertaining to the Sea of Marrow issuing from the Kidneys that collects within the cranium.

  • Bronchial Asthma – asthma caused by a hyper sensitivity to an allergen.

  • Bronchiectasis – chronic dilatation of a bronchusor bronchi, with a secondary infection (usually involving the lower portion of the Lungs).

  • Bronchitis – inflammation of mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – C

  • Calculi – the plural of calculus or stones, usually composed of mineral salts.

  • Cancer – an obstruction of Qi and Blood circulation resulting in stagnation and the formation of a malignant tumor that tends to spread.

  • Carbuncle – a circumscribed inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues.

  • Carcinogens – any substance or agent that producer increases the risk of developing cancer.

  • Carcinoma - a malignant growth or tumor that occurs in the epithelial tissue (the outer surface or first layer of tissue that lines the body’s cavities, as well as the principal tubes and passageways leading to the exterior of the body)

  • Catatonic – totally withdrawn, almost unconscious,frozen and unable to move.

  • Center Core – pertaining to either the core of light within the Taiji Pole which joins the body’s three Dantians through the center of the body, or the True Self (the essence of a person’s spirit).

  • Cerebral Embolism – a condition which occurs when an embolus (bubble of air, or piece of a thrombus) detaches from a thrombus and obstructs a cerebral artery.

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage – bleeding caused from a rupture of a scleroses or diseased vessel in the brain.

  • Cerebral Thrombosis – an obstruction of a cerebralartery by a thrombus (blood clot).

  • Cerebro-Vascular Accident (CVA)- in the clinic,conditions referred to as stroke (or Wind stroke)include cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis, cerebral embolism, and cerebrovascular spasm. These four conditions are termed in Western Medicine as “Cerebro-VascularAccident.”

  • Cervical Spondylitis – a degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the cervical vertebrae and related tissues.

  • Chakra – an energetic vortex, spiraling out from the body’s Taiji Pole, manifesting in the body and extending through the external field ofWei Qi.

  • Chakra Gates – the twelve major energy gates located on the center line of the anterior and posterior aspects of the body, as well as at the lower perineum and the top of the head.

  • Chakra System- the seven major Chakra or energy centers that connect to the TaijiPole. FiveChakras extend to the front and back of the torso, with an additional one located at the top of the head and on the perineum.

  • Channels – the body’s energetic rivers responsible for transporting Qi, also called “meridians.”

  • Channel Points – areas or points (similar to small pools of Qi) found along the streams of a Channel, through which energy of the Yin and Yang (Zang/Fu) organs and channels are transported internally and externally.

  • Channel Qi – pertaining to the Qi found within the energetic flow of a channel.

  • Chi Dai – red vaginal discharge.

  • Child Element – pertaining to the Five ElementCreative Cycle of Traditional Chinese Medical,the primary organ is considered the Mother and its sequential organ is considered the Child.

  • Cholecystitis – inflammation of the Gall Bladder.

  • Cholelithiasis – formation of calcium, i.e., bilestones in the Gall Bladder.

  • Cholestasis – an infection of the biliary tract.

  • Chronic – the long duration of a specific diseaseor condition, showing slow or little improvement.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – debilitating fatigue that is not the result of physical or mental exertion, and does not diminish by resting.

  • Chrono-biology – the science that deals with the study of the body’s biological clocks and fluctuations in accordance with the cycles of the sun, moon and nature’s rhythms.

  • Chyluria – the passing of fat globules in the urine.

  • Circle of Willis – the union of the anterior and posterior cerebral arteries, forming an anastomosis at the base of the brain.

  • Circulating Energy Technique – this method refers to rotating Qi in a circular pattern(clockwise or counter clockwise) to move Qiand Blood stagnation, or to gather energy fortonification.

  • Cirrhosis – Cirrhosis is a generalized Liver disease marked by hepatic lesions, characterized by the formation of dense lobular connective tissue, degenerative changes in the parenchymal cells, structural alterations in the Liver lobules, and sometimes fatty and cellular infiltration within the Liver.

  • Clair-audience – the ability to hear sounds, music,and voices not audible to normal hearing(for example, receiving Messages and/ or inspirations from the divine).

  • Clairasentience – the ability to perceive smells,taste, touch, emotions and physical sensations that contribute to an overall psychic and intuitive impression.

  • Clairvoyance – the ability to perceive current objects, events and/ or people that may not be discerned through the body’s normal senses. Both time and space are perceived ona clairvoyant spiritual dimension.

  • Clean Qi – Energy which has been purified.

  • Coccyx Pass (Wei Lu Guan) – is located on the lowest segment of the spine just posterior to the anus, near the Chang Qiang (Gv-l) point.

  • Colitis – the inflammation of the colon.

  • Cold Constitution – pertaining to a physical body innately prone towards coldness.

  • Collapsed Qi – this is considered a subcategory of Deficient Qi, and is regarded as the third and most severe type of Deficiency.

  • Collaterals (Luo) – the body’s energetic streams that branch off the Twelve Primary Channels and the Conception and Governing Vessels.

  • Coma – an abnormal deep state of unconsciousness with some possible awareness of surroundings, but a total inability to communicate with the outside environment. Comas result from a Qi obstruction to the brain caused by illness or injury.

  • Common People’s Fire – pertaining to the BladderFire, located in the perineal area of the body.

  • Compressed Stagnation – stagnation caused by the patient’s energy pressing downward (externally moving inward), feels armored and hollow.

  • Congealed – when Qi and/or Blood become thick and solid within the body’s tissues, energetic fields, or both.

  • Congenital Qi (Prenatal Qi) – energy existing before the fetus is born, acquired from the mother’s, father’s energies, as well as from the environmental and universal energies. It is sustained through prayer, meditation and sleep.

  • Conscious Mind – acquired mental reasoning,created through learning via the five senses and interactions with other people.

  • Constipation - difficulty or infrequent defecation,with the passage of unduly hard and dryfecal material.

  • Contracted Stagnation – stagnation caused by the patient’s energy pulling inward, feels armored and solid.

  • Contraindications – any symptom or circumstance indicating the inappropriateness of a form of treatment that would be otherwise advisable.

  • Controlling Cycle – pertaining to the Five ElementCycle, where one organ controls the second elemental organ in the Five Elements’Circle.

  • Corporeal Soul – see Po.

  • Coryza – the inflammation of the respiratorymucous membranes.

  • Couple Point – the Master Point’s secondary point of connection affecting the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

  • Cranio-Sacral Rhythm – Western term given to the fluctuating rhythm of the Sea of Marrow flowing from the Kidneys.

  • Creative Cycle – pertaining to the Five ElementCycle, where one organ creates the energy for the next.

  • Creative Subconscious Mind – the part of the mind that maintains the patient’s reality by making him or her act like the person they believe themselves to be.

  • Creative Visualization – the process of using visualization as a tool for transforming energy and spirit.

  • Crown Center – the name given to the BaihuiPoint (Gv-20) and Upper Chakra Gate, at the top of the head.

  • Crystal Palace – the energetic field of Qi located within the third ventricle of the brain.

  • Curious Organs – the body’s Six ExtraordinaryYang Organs which function like Yin Organs as they store YinEssence (i.e., Blood, Marrow,or Kidney Essence), but look like Yang Organs(because they are hollow). These organs consist of the uterus, brain, Marrow, bones, blood vessels and Gall Bladder.

  • Cycle of Disharmony – an emotional state which induces a vicious cycle of physical,mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual disharmony.

  • Cyst – a closed sac that forms in tissue or a body cavity.

  • Cystitis - inflammation of the Bladder, usually occurring secondary to ascending urinary tract infection.

  • Cytotoxic Treatments – treatment containing toxins which attack the cells of the body (for example: radiation and chemotherapy).

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – D

  • Dacryorrhea – excess tear flow.

  • Damp – a internal pathogenic condition relating to the storage of Damp or Wet toxins.

  • Dantians – the body’s three main energetic pools, or reservoirs located in the head, chest and lower abdomen.

  • Dantian Regulation – the principle of balancing the energy governing the body’s three main energetic pools (Dantians).

  • Dao – pertaining to God or divine consciousness.

  • Daoist- a student of the “Dao” or way of life, pertaining to living in harmony with the universe and environment.

  • Dao Yin – energy regulation exercises consisting of training the body, mind, and breath.

  • De – pertaining to an individual’s personal Virtue.

  • Deficiency – a condition relating to the inadequate degree of a particular substance, e.g.,Qi, Blood, Yin, Yang, Heat, etc.

  • Delusions – refers to the occurrence of a mental derangement in the patient resulting in a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality. Regardless of the evidence to the contrary, the belief is strongly maintained.

  • Demon or Spirit Oppression – the condition of having a foreign spirit attach to a patient’s externalWei Qi field, resulting in emotional disharmony.

  • Demon or Spirit Possession – the condition of having a foreign spirit invade and inhabit the patient’s body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

  • Depersonalization Disorder – persistent, recurring episodes of depersonalization, characterized by a feeling of detachment, or estrangement from one’s self.

  • Depression (Major) – a psychological disorder resulting in major sadness and pessimism, feelings of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness. Symptoms include overeating or under-eating, insomnia or hyper-insomnia,difficulty concentrating, and fatigue.

  • Descending - the action of energy moving downward.

  • Diabetes - a general term used to describe diseases characterized by excessive urination and a sugar imbalance in the Blood.

  • Diaphoresis – profuse sweating.

  • Diathermy - the therapeutic use of a high-frequency current to generate heat within a certain area of the body.

  • Di Qi – Earth (Environmental) Energy.

  • Dispersing- the spreading of Qi to other parts of the body, or purging of pathogenic energy from the body.

  • Dissociated Identity Disorder – new terminology used for multiple personality disorder.

  • Divergent Channels – twelve secondary channels that parallel the Twelve Primary Channels.

  • Divine Center – referring to the North Star’s stable position in the sky.

  • Divine Hook-Up – the Qigong doctor’s initial preparation for therapy, wherein he or she connects with the divine for guidance.

  • Divine Therapy – long distance Qigong healing.

  • Draining Qi – drawing off pathogenic energy from a specific organ area or channel of the patient’s body.

  • Dredging – a type of energetic purging, used to clean the patient’s energetic fields and channels.

  • Drilling Energy Technique – this method refers to rotating Qi in a spiraling pattern (clockwise or counter-clockwise) to access the energy deep inside the patient’s body.

  • Dryness – a internal pathogenic condition relating to the storage of Dry toxins.

  • Dynamic Qigong – energy gathering which utilizes active movements of the body.

  • Dysmenorrhea – painful menstruation.

  • Dyspepsia – painful digestion.

  • Dyspeptic – one afflicted with dyspepsia.

  • Dysphagia - difficulty in swallowing.

  • Dysphoria – exaggerated feeling of depression,anxiety and unrest.

  • Dysplasia – the abnormal development of tissue.

  • Dyspnea – air hunger, resulting in difficult breathing, shortness of breath, sometimes accompanied by pain.

  • Dysthymia – a chronic, form of depression (lasting at least two years), for children and adolescents the mood can be irritable rather than sad.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – E

  • Earth Energy (Qi) – Energy pertaining to theEarth and surrounding environment.

  • Earth Jing – energy that supervises the maturation phase of the fetus’s ability for emotional and spiritual bonding during the seventh month of pregnancy.

  • Earth Transpersonal Point – pertaining to the body’s energetic connection to the Earth, located several feet beneath the feet.

  • ECG (or EKG) Electrocardiogram – a graphic record made by an instrument that measures the Heart’s electrical activity; usually used to confirm a diagnosis of a Heart condition.

    he Heart’s electrical activity; usually used to confirm a diagnosis of a Heart condition. 

  • Eclampsia - coma and convulsive seizures (between the 20th week of pregnancy and first week postpartum). Symptoms result in edema of the legs and feet, puffiness of the face, hypertension,severe headaches, dizziness, epigastria pain, nausea, sudden convulsive seizures and coma.

  • Eczema – an acute or chronic inflammation of the skin.

  • Edema – an acute or chronic cutaneous inflammatory condition.

  • EEG Electroencephalogram – a graphic record made by an instrument that measures the brain’s electrical activity and records it as patterns of fluctuating waves.

  • Eight Confidential Points – the areas where theEight Extraordinary Vessels and Twelve PrimaryChannels intersect with each other.

  • Eight Energetic Principles – a system of differential diagnosis using four pairs of opposites(Yin and Yang, Cold and Hot, Deficient andExcess, Internal and External).

  • Eight Energetic Touches – pertaining to the somatic tissue response to energy stimulation(tingling, sensations of heat, coldness, expansiveness,contracted, heaviness, lightness, and vibration).

  • Eight Extraordinary Vessels – the primary channels responsible for the formation of the fetus,which after birth, are considered the body’s reservoirs for collecting the overflow energy from the Twelve Primary Channels.

  • Eight Miscellaneous Factors – eight factors that can offset the patient’s Yin and Yang balance(diet, overexertion, excessive sex, child bearing,traumatic injuries, exposure to poisons,parasites, and iatrogenic disorders).

  • Eight Trigrams (Bagua) – eight cosmological patterns of three lines (solid and/or broken),called Yaos, used to diagnose as well as predict future transitions.

  • Emaciation - the state of being malnourished and extremely lean.

  • Embolus - the obstruction of a blood vessel by foreign substances or a blood clot.

  • EMG Electromyogram – a graphic record made by an instrument that measures the muscle’s electrical activity and records its function.

  • Emotional Energy Body – is the external energy existing in the body’s second field of WeiQi,which is attached to the internal organs.

  • Empty Qi – a serious weakness or Deficiency of the body’s Qi.

  • Encephalomyelitis – acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

  • Endometrial Hyperplasia – excessive proliferation of the cells within the lining of the uterus.

  • Energetic Armoring – a condition resulting from the patient protecting specific tissues, organs,or areas of the body. Energetic armoring is initiated when the patient freezes certain emotional feelings to maintain the denial system.

  • Energetic Barriers (Energetic Boundaries)– the protective barriers existing within and outside of the body’s tissues.

  • Energetic Complications – pertaining to energetic imbalances within the patient’s tissues(e.g., compressed energy stagnation, energetic armoring, migrating Qi deviations, etc.)

  • Energetic Cords – energetic bands of light and vibration which form an emotional attachment,connecting the patient to certain people,places, or things.

  • Energetic Grids – an energetic net covering the surface of Heaven, Earth or the human body.

  • Energetic Leakage – a condition resulting from the patient releasing Qi out of the joints, due to an injury or unconscious sabotage.

  • Enteric Nervous System – pertaining to the nervous system of the Small Intestine.

  • Enuresis – the involuntary discharge of urine.

  • Environmental Energy (Qi) – Energy pertaining to the Earth and surrounding environment.

  • Environmental Force – energy pertaining to theEarth and surrounding environment.

  • Epigastric Pain – pain in the region over the pit of the stomach.

  • Epileptiform – having the form of epilepsy.

  • Epistaxis - bleeding of the nose.

  • Epithelial Hyperplasia – excessive proliferation of the cells within the outer surface of the body, including the secreting portions of the glands and ducts.

  • Essence (Jing) – referring to either Prenatal andPostnatal energetic tissue mass.

  • Eternal Soul-the individual’s True Self, which is always connected to the divine. It is absorbed into the mother’s egg at the time of conception, and is rooted within the body’sTaiji Pole.

  • Ethereal Matter – the body’s foundational energetic substance.

  • Ethereal Souls – see Hun.

  • Etiology – the causes of a disease.

  • Eustachian Tubes – the auditory tube, extending from the middle ear to the pharynx.

  • Evil Embryo – pertaining to a toxic formation in the form of a tumor or cancer mass.

  • Evil Influences – pathogenic factors that can be either physical, mental, emotional, energetic or spiritual.

  • Evil Qi (Xie Qi) – also called Pathogenic Qi, PerverseQi, Toxic Qi, and Heteropathic Qi, is energy that causes disease or harmful effects to the body.

  • Evil Wind – toxic wind that invades the body,tissues or organs.

  • Exo-pathogenic – a disease or pathogen originating outside of the body.

  • External Pathogenic Factors – an external invasion of Heat, Damp, Cold, Dryness, or Wind,or a combination thereof.

  • Extraordinary Organs – also called CuriousOrgans, these six organs are shaped like Yang(Hollow) organs but store Yin Essence. The brain stores Marrow, the Marrow stores KidneyJing, the bones store Marrow, the blood vessels store the Blood, the Gall Bladder stores the bile, and the uterus stores Kidney Jing,Blood, and Qi.

  • Extraordinary Vessels – secondary channels that flow in conjunction with the body’s TwelvePrimary Channels.

  • Extra Point – a point with a definite location,but not originating on the fourteen main channels.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – F

  • False Cold – a feverish sensation followed by a feeling of cold all over the body.

  • False Self – pertaining to the dark emotional side of the self, i.e., the masks and defence mechanisms that serve to protect the individual from dealing with his or her issues.

  • False Yang – a clinical condition where an over abundance of Cold (Yin)transforms into Heat(Yang).

  • False Yin – a clinical condition where an over abundance of Heat (Yang) transforms intoCold (Yin).

  • Fasciae – a fibrous membrane covering, supporting,and separating the muscles, as well asuniting the skin with the body’s underlying tissues.

  • Febrile Diseases – any and all diseases which cause the body to produce a fever.

  • FengShui – the study of harmonizing the energetic flow of Wind and Water, and the healing art of adjusting the person’s environment to create improvements in the person’s health and life.

  • Fetal Education – regulating the mother’s behavior to improve her child’s physical, emotional,and mental health is called “fetal education”in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is important in the development of the child’sPrenatal Essence, Energy, and Spirit.

  • Fetal Leakage – after conception, if a small amount of bloody fluid discharges from a woman’s vagina, it is known as Tai Lou or fetal leakage.

  • Fibro adenoma- a tumor with fibrous tissue,forming a dense covering.

  • Fire Element – one of the Five Elements, pertaining to the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium,and Triple Burners.

  • Fire Jing – energy that controls the development phase of the fetus’s emotional and spiritual well-being during the fifth month of pregnancy.

  • Five Agents – the five energies that are linked to the moral qualities of a person’s inner characteristics(the five virtues stored within the body’s Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water elements).

  • Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal andWater.

  • Five Elemental Constitutions – physical constitutions based upon the observation of theFive Elemental formations within the human body.

  • Five Element Organs – the organs related to theFive Elements, including: Wood – Liver andGall Bladder, Fire – Heart and Small Intestine(also included are the Pericardium and TripleBurners), Earth – Spleen and Stomach, Metal- Lungs and Large Intestine, Water – Kidneys and Bladder.

  • Five Energetic Fields – pertaining to the body’s five levels of energy, including: 1. External WeiQi Fields, 2. Internal Ying Qi Field, 3. Sea ofBlood, 4. Sea of Marrow, 5. Center Core ofLight (Taiji Pole).

  • Five Flavours – also called the Five Tastes, aresour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty.

  • Five Major Yang (Fu) Organs – also called theFive Bowels, they are the body’s five hollow organs: Gall Bladder, Small Intestine, Stomach,Large Intestine, and Bladder.

  • Five Major Yin (Zang) Organs – are the body’s five solid organs: Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lungs and Kidneys.

  • Five Orbs - pertaining to the 5 Yin internal organs(Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lungs and Kidneys),their complete organ system, and the surrounding areas that they influence.

  • Five Palms Hot – a condition in which the patient feels a hot sensation in the palms and soles of the feet, accompanied by heat and agitation of the chest and/ or head area.

  • Five Passes – five important gates on the GoverningVessel located at the coccyx, Mingmen,Shendao, occiput and Baihui, where energy tends to stagnate.

  • Five Portals of the Earthly Yin Gate– pertaining to the five points at the bottom of the perineum through which the Qi of Earth enters into the body.

  • Five Portals of the Heavenly Yang Gate– pertaining to the five points at the top of the head through which the Qi of Heaven enters into the body.

  • Five Thrusting Channels – see Thrusting Channels.

  • Five Tissues – tendons, blood vessels, muscles,skin and bones.

  • Five Zhi – in connection with the five mental aspects of the Mind, the Hun (Ethereal Soul),Po (Corporeal Soul), the Shen (Spirit), the Yi(Intellect), and the Zhi (willpower) are sometimes referred to as the Five Zhi.

  • Fixation – has the same result as regression, but the person becomes fixated at a particular stage of mental and emotional development.

  • Flat Palm Detection – an extended palm technique used for sensing and diagnosing.

  • Four Bigs – pertaining to severe excess of fever,sweating, thirst, and pulse.

  • Four Doors – the center of each palm and foot.

  • Four Winds – pertaining to the Energy of the four compass points. (North – back, South -front, West – right, and East – left.)

  • Fu Organs - Yang or hollow organs (Gall Bladder,Small Intestine, Stomach, Large Intestine,and Bladder). The Fu Organs operate primarily to relieve the Zang (Yin) Organs of toxic energies and wastes.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – G

  • Gallows’ Syndrome – laughing at a very painful experience instead of grieving or crying.

  • Gastritis – the inflammation of the stomach.

  • Gastro ptosis – the downward displacement of the stomach.

  • Gate of Access – the passageway between life and death, believed to be related to the stars of the Big Dipper.

  • Gate of the Moon – the western energetic region,which the sun must pass through in order to create Autumn.

  • Gathering the Immortal’s Water – pertaining to the energetic production of the saliva or Juice of Jade to create the Immortal Pill.

  • Gathering Qi – also called Respiratory Qi, CollectionQi, Chest Qi, Pectoral Qi, and Big Qiof the Chest. It is derived from the conversion of the purest and most potent forms of the body’s Jing (particularly sexual fluids, hormones,and neurochemicals).

  • Ghosts (Cui) – disembodied spirits.

  • Ghost Points – points used for the treatment of emotional and spiritual disorders.

  • Gland – an organ that produces a hormone or other secretion.

  • Gong – meaning skill or study.

  • Gout – sudden intense pain in a joint, usually the big toe or ankle, followed by swelling, inflammation and heat in the joint (in extreme cases alternating chills and fever are experienced).

  • Grandmother Element – pertaining to the Five Element Creative Cycle of Traditional ChineseMedical, the primary organ is considered theMother and its previous organ is considered the Grandmother.

  • Grain Qi (Gu Qi) – Energy derived from food and drink.

  • Guiding Qi – the technique of leading Qi.

  • Gu Qi – Energy derived from food and drink.

  • Gui – ghosts or spirits.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – H

  • Hai - means sea.

  • Healing Tones – resonant sounds used to purge the body of pathogens.

  • Heart Fire – pertaining to the energy of theHeart, which is responsible for transforming the body’s Energy into Spirit. This occurs in the chamber of the Heart’s courtyard (the YellowCourt).

  • Heaven Qi – also known as Heavenly Qi, this energy pertains to the Heavens, the divine and the celestial influences.

  • Heavenly Transpersonal Point – pertaining to the body’s energetic connection to the Heavens,located two to five feet above the head.

  • Hei Xia – dark brown or black vaginal discharge.

  • Hemi paralysis – paralysis on one side of the body

  • Hemiplegia – paralysis on only one side of the body.

  • Hemoptysis – the expectoration of Blood.

  • Hepatitis – inflammation of the Liver.

  • Hepatolithiasis- calculi or concretions in theLiver.

  • Hepatomegaly – enlargement of the Liver.

  • Hepatosplenomegaly – the enlargement of both the Spleen and Liver.

  • Herpes Simplex I – an infectious disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. This disease is characterized by thin-walled vesicles that occur in the skin, usually at a site where the mucus membranes joins the skin.

  • Hexagram – a six line symbol representing the function and flow of Yin and Yang energy,formed by stacking two trigrams on top of each other.

  • Hibernation Breathing – a breathing method which includes inhaling and exhaling through every pore on the body’s surface, from the body’s Center Core (TaijiPole).

  • Hidden Power (An Jing) – techniques that emphasize stretching and twisting the tendons and ligaments (known as Reeling and Pulling the Silk) to cultivate resonant vibration within the body for striking and issuing power.

  • Hollow Organs – the body’s Yang organs, which consist of the Gall Bladder, Small Intestine,Stomach, Large Intestine, Bladder. Also included in this list are the Triple Burners.

  • Hologram – pertaining to the body’s energetic three dimensional image.

  • Hot Constitution – pertaining to a physical body innately prone towards heat.

  • Hot Evil – also known as Evil Heat, a pathogenic condition causing Excess patterns that are Hot and Yang in nature.

  • HouTianZhi Qi (Postnatal Qi) - translates to mean after the baby sees the Heavens.

  • Hua ling – see Mysterious Power

  • Huang - any membranous tissue.

  • Hua Sound Resonation – Mysterious or SpiritualSound Resonation.

  • Huang Dai – yellow vaginal discharge.

  • Hui Yin Point (Cv-l) – Conception Vessel point located between the scrotum & the analsphincter.

  • Human Force – the energy or force manifesting from inside of the human body, as well as the within the human energetic field.

  • Hun (Ethereal Soul) – the Three Ethereal Souls which are the spiritual part of man that ascends to Heaven upon the death of the body.

  • Hunter Killer Cells – the body’s neutrophils and macrophages, as well as the interferon’s and antibodies.

  • Hun Yuan – the body’s internal energies that has been combined and fused into the LowerDantian area.

  • Hyper-bilirubinemia – excessive amounts of bilirubin(the orange-colored or yellowish pigment in bile) in the Blood.

  • Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating due to an over-activity of the sweat glands.

  • Hypertension - high blood pressure.

  • Hyperthyroidism – a condition caused by excessive secretions of the thyroid glands, resulting in an increased metabolic rate & the consumption of food to support this increased metabolic activity.

  • Hypertrophy – the increase in the size of an organ or structure that does not involve tumor formation.

  • Hypochondriac Pain – pain in the upper lateral region on each side of the body below the thorax and beneath the ribs.

  • Hyposmia- a deficient sense to smell.

  • Hypotension - low blood pressure.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – I,    J,     K

  • I-Ching – see Yi-Jing

  • Immortal’s Pill-pertaining to the energetic production of Heaven and Earth Qi, in conjunction with the saliva.

  • Immortal’s Water – another word for energized saliva.

  • Incontinence – an inability to control urination,involuntary urination when coughing, laughing,sneezing, running, or performing some other physical activity. This condition can also refer to involuntary defecation.

  • Influenza - an acute contagious respiratory infection,characterized by a sudden onset, with chills, fever and headache.

  • Inner-vision – the skill of observing images of the internal organs, and energetic fields relating to the body, mind, emotion and spirit, and their transition stages.

  • Insight Meditation – focusing on sensual stimuli (sounds, smells, colors, etc.) while meditating.

  • Insomnia – a sleeping disorder.

  • Insulting Cycle – pertaining to the Five ElementalCycle, wherein the Child Element counter attacks the Grandmother Element.

  • Intellectualization – an elaborate rationalization of a naked impulse, to justify it.

  • Interferon’s – a group of proteins released by the white blood cells and fibroblasts, responsible for fighting infection.

  • Interjection – the insertion or interpose the energetic pattern.

  • Internal Dialogues – internal conversations,which are part of the patient’s personal belief structure.

  • Internal Pathogenic Factors – pertaining to diseases originating from the body’s internal organs and emotions (e.g., anger, fear, grief,worry, etc.).

  • Internal Viewing – technique used by theQigong doctor to view the patient’s internal organs.

  • Invading Cycle – pertaining to the Five ElementalCycle, wherein the Grandmother Element over controls the Child Element.

  • Invisible Needle Palm Technique - Qi emission in which energy is emitted in a very fine line, to stimulate specific channel points.


  • Jaundice – a condition due to deposition of the bile, characterized by the yellowing of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and Body Fluids.

  • JiaJi Guan (Spinal Pass) – two points located on the lateral sides of the Mingmen (Gv-4)where Qi can become stagnant.

  • Jin - thin Body Fluids.

  • Jing - the human body’s Essence, divided intoPrenatal and Postnatal Essence.

  • Jing Luo – the body’s channels and collaterals.

  • Jing Shen Bing – pertains to all types of mental illness.

  • Jiu Wei (Yellow Court) – located in the center of the diaphragm, below the xiphoid process of the sternum. Its function is that of being the access point to release emotional memories from the body’s internal organs. Its location is also attributed to the 3rd Chakra.

  • Jue Yin (Reverting Yin) – associated with the most severe diseases, indicates Yin Qi developing its final stage and then reverting intoYang.

  • Juice of Jade – Energized saliva produced in meditation practices.


  • Karma – the manifestation of consequences to our actions and beliefs: “As you sow, so shall you reap.”

  • Karmic Related Illness – pertaining to spiritual illnesses, which can be either congenital or acquired.

  • Kidney Fire (Mingmen Fire) – the energy that heats the body’s Essence (Jing), and dominates all Twelve Primary Channels. It is the motivating force of the body.

  • Kyphosis – the exaggeration or angulation of the normal posterior curve of the spine (humpback).

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – L

  • Laogong – channel point located at the center of each palm.

  • Large Heaven Cycle (Macro cosmic Orbit) -Qigong Meditation which connects the Qi of the extremities to the Qi within the Governing and Conception Vessels.

  • Leading Qi – technique of manipulating the patient’sQi by using a guiding gesture with the hands.

  • Leukocyte – the body’s white blood corpuscles,which included lymphocytes and other immune system cells.

  • Leucorrhea- an acute or chronic disease caused by the unregulated clonal proliferation of stem cells within the Blood forming tissues.

  • Ley Lines – the energetic pathways that connect energy spots on the planet.

  • Light of the Dao – divine healing light energy.

  • Lipid Bilayers – the outer membrane of most cells, includes two layers of lipid molecules.

  • Lithotripsy – crushing of a calculus in the bladder or urethra.

  • Liver Wind - terminology used to describe excessHeat generated from a toxic Liver condition which can cause pathogenic symptoms.

  • Lobular – composed of small lobes.

  • Lords of the Three Dantians – three spiritual energies used to describe the energetic aspects of the human soul (Tai Yi, Si Ming and XiaTao Kang).

  • Lower Burner – area of the body in the LowerDantian, responsible for the separation ofClean and Dirty Fluids. It also facilitates the production of urine.

  • Lower Dantian – area in the center of the lower abdomen, attributed to the body’s chamber of heat and physical power. The LowerDantian is also known as the Sea of Energy,Pill of Immortality, Root of life,Source of GeneratingQi, Five Qi Collection Seat, Progenitor of Life, Stove of Spirit, Root of Heaven,and Cinnabar Field.

  • Lower Unconsciousness – pertaining to the acquired mind which is connected to the primal senses.

  • Lumbago – dull, aching pain in the lumbar region of the lower back.

  • Luo- translated to mean a net or web, and inTraditional Chinese Medicine it refers to theConnecting Vessels, i.e., the FifteenCollaterals. These vessels are the major “passageways” for the circulation of the body’s channel energy, emerging out of the Luo(pathway) points on the Twelve PrimaryChannels (plus the Governing and ConceptionVessels).

  • Luo Points – are the major intersecting points of the Fifteen Collaterals. The Luo points a relocated below the elbows and knees and provide an additional energetic barrier to keepEvil Winds from affecting the Twelve PrimaryChannels, being somewhat deeper than theMuscle/Tendon Channels.

  • Lymphocytes – immune cells present in theBlood and lymphatic tissue.

  • Lymphoma – a group of malignant solid tumors of the lymphoid tissue.

  • Lymph sarcoma – a sarcoma of the lymphatic system.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – M

  • Macrocosmic Orbit – Qigong Meditation which connects the Qi of the Governing and Conception

  • Vessels with the extremities of the body.

  • Macrophages - the major phagocytic cells of the immune system (also known as Hunter KillerCells).

  • Malar Flushes – pertaining to flushed skin along the cheeks.

  • Malignant – detrimental; growing worse; threatening to produce death.

  • Man Qi - general term used to describe the energy relating to the body mind, emotion, energy and spirit of both men and women.

  • Manic Depressive Personality Disorder– seeBipolar Personality Disorder

  • Mantra – a Sanskrit word, meaning a spiritual phase or sound repeated internally or externally,used as a tool in meditation to inducean altered state of consciousness.

  • Marrow - derived from the Kidneys, nourishes the brain, spinal cord and forms the bone marrow.

  • Master Point – the main point of energy interaction on a specific channel, used to affect another organ system or channel energy flow.

  • Mastitis – inflammation of the breast.

  • Medical Qigong – one of the four branches ofTraditional Chinese Medicine.

  • Menorrhagia - excessive bleeding during the time of menstruation.

  • Menoxenia – the pathological changes of menstruation occurring in a woman’s cycle, affecting the color, quantity and quality of Blood flow.

  • Mental Delusions – the occurrence of mental derangement in the patient resulting from a false belief based on an incorrect inference regarding external reality. This belief is firmly sustained despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary.

  • Meridians – the body’s channels or rivers of Energy.

  • Message (Xin Xi) – knowledge stored within theWuji or the Void.

  • Metal Element – one of the Five Elements, relating to the Lungs and Large Intestine.

  • Metal Jing – Energy that supervises the development phase of the fetus’s ability for emotional attachment and bonding during the sixth month of pregnancy.

  • Metrorrhagia – bleeding from the uterus.

  • Microcosmic Orbit – energetic orbits that circulate the Qi within the body’s energetic channels;divided into Fire, Water and Wind pathways.

  • Micturition – discharging urine.

  • Middle Burner – area of the body pertaining to the body’s digestive system, responsible for transporting Gu Qi (derived from food and drink).

  • Middle Dantian – area in the center of the chest,attributed to the body’s chamber of emotional and vibrational power. The Qi of the MiddleDantian is called Zong Qi, Zong Qi is translated as Gathering Qi, Ancestral Qi, GeneticQi, or Essential Qi, The Middle Dantian is also known as Middle Field of Elixir, Scarlet Palace,Central Altar, Middle Sea of Energy,Courtyard of the Heart, Opening of SuspendedGold, and the Seat of Emotion.

  • Middle Emotional/Mental Barrier – the second and middle energetic barrier of the Wei Qifields.

  • Mind Regulation – the principles governing the conduct, action or functions of the mind.

  • Mingmen (Gate Of Life) – area responsible for heating the body, in particular the Kidneys and Lower Dantian.

  • Mingmen Fire (also known as Kidney Fire, AdvisorFire, or Ministerial Fire,) – the Energy that heats the body’s Essence (Jing), and dominatesall Twelve Primary Channels. It is the motivating force of the body.

  • Ministerial Fire – pertaining to the Energy responsible for heating the Middle Burner.

  • Moon Cream – energy gathered during meditation from the moon’s Essence in the form of cool light.

  • Morphogenetic Field – pertaining to the form of the energetic field of Jing.

  • Mother and Child Therapy – the TraditionalChinese Medical description of the primary organ (Mother) and its sequential organ(Child) in the Five Elemental Creative Cycle.

  • Mother Element – pertaining to the Five ElementCreative Cycle, the primary organ is considered the “mother.”

  • Moxa Therapy – herb heated and applied in a clinical setting for tonification.

  • Multiple Personality Disorder – also calledIdentity Disorder, is a mental state in which the patient develops “alter” personalities as a coping mechanism in dealing with severe emotional traumas.

  • Multiple-Sclerosis (MS) – an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in which infiltrating lymphocytes degrade the myelinsheath of nerves.

  • Muscle/Tendon Channels – channel connections to the body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.

  • Myalgic Encephalo myelitis – acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

  • Myocarditis - the inflammation of the cardiac muscle (located in the middle layer of the walls of the heart).

  • Myoma- a uterine tumor that is a solid benign growth in the myometrium, often called a fibroid,containing muscle tissue.

  • Myophagism- a condition where the macrophagesdestroy (eats) muscular tissue.

  • Mysterious Pass – the space between Yin andYang where infinite space and time (Wuji)exists.

  • Mysterious Power (Hua Jing)– techniques which emphasize training and conditioning the mind’s imagination and intention, to project and utilize the power of the individual’s Shen (Spirit).

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – N,     O

  • Necrosis – part of an area of tissues or bone that is dying or dead and may spread to healthy tissues or bones.

  • Nei Dan Shu – internal elixir cultivation, that focuses on cultivating Qi from within the individual’s body.

  • Nei Gong (Internal Skill) – the training of the body’s tendons, bone, breath, mind, emotion,and spirit to facilitate internal power.

  • Nei Guan (Internal Viewing) – see inner vision.

  • Nei Jing – the Yellow Emperor’s classics on Chinese internal medicine.

  • Neoplasm – a new or abnormal formation of tissue,as in a tumor growth.

  • Nephritis – inflammation of the Kidneys.

  • Neurasthenia – unexplained chronic fatigue and lassitude.

  • Neutrophils - the most common type of granulocytic white blood cell, responsible for fighting infection.

  • Nine Dantian Chambers – the nine internal cavities established within the energetic matrix of each Dantian.

  • Noxious Qi (Turbid Qi) – coarse, Toxic,Evil, unrefined,polluted, or dirty Energy.


  • Objective World – pertaining to the spiritual world existing outside an individual’s thoughts or feelings.

  • Obstructed Qi - Energy that is immobile.

  • Obstruction - the inhibition of the flow of Qi orBlood, caused by Cold, Damp, Heat andWind, etc.

  • Obvious Power (Ming Jing) – techniques that emphasize the training and conditioning of the muscles, strengthening the bone structure,and increasing the individual’s overall stamina. This school also includes such techniques as pounding the body (arms, hands,legs, and torso) to strengthen and toughen that issues.

  • Occipital Pass (Yu Zhen Guan) - the area located just inferior to the occipital bone where the brain originates (according to energetic embryology), known as a specific point whereQi often stagnates.

  • Oliguria – diminished amount of urine formation.

  • Omniscient Sight – the ability to see 360 degrees simultaneously.

  • Ontology – the study of the historical development of an individual.

  • Opisthotonosis – a form of spasm in which the patient’s head and heels are bent backwards,and the body is bowed forward.

  • Organ Qi – Energy of the body’s Yin and Yang organs.

  • Original Spirit (Yuan Shen)- see Prenatal SpiritOriginal Qi (Yuan Qi) – pertaining to the body’sPrenatalQiacquired from both parents at conception,and from the mother during gestation.

  • Original Force – pertaining to the Heavenly energy,manifesting as the energy of the entire cosmos.

  • Original Yang – pertaining to the body’s PrenatalKidney Yang.

  • Original Yin – pertaining to the body’s PrenatalKidney Yin.

  • Osteoarthritis - a chronic disease involving the joints and the deterioration of the articular cartilage.

  • Osteoporosis – a general term used for describing any disease process that results in the reduction of bone mass.

  • Osteosarcoma – a sarcoma of the bones.

  • Outer Spiritual Barrier – the third and furthermost energetic barrier of the Wei Qi fields.

  • Overcontrolling Cycle – pertaining to one of the Five Elemental Cycles, where one organ over controls the second elemental organ in the Five Elements’ Circle.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – P

  • Palace of Eternal Frost – the northern energetic region, which the sun must pass through in order to create winter.

  • Palace of Universal Yang – the southern energetic region, which the sun must pass through in order to create summer.

  • Palpitations – an abnormal rapid, throbbing, or fluttering of the Heart.

  • Pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas.

  • Panic Attack – overwhelming panic and sense of impending doom, resulting in hyperventilation(breathlessness), heart palpitations and visual distortions.

  • Papillary Masses – small, nipple-like protuberances or elevated tissue masses.

  • Paraplegia – paralysis on both sides of the body.

  • Parenchymal Cells – the essential parts of an organ’s cells that are concerned with the

  • organ’s function.

  • Parkinson’s Disease – a chronic nervous disease characterized by muscular weakness, rigidity and a fine, slow tremor.

  • Past Life Regression – pertaining to the patient’s exploration and experiences of previous lives.

  • Pathogenic – disease-causing; see InternalPathogenic Factors and External PathogenicFactors.

  • Penetrating Wind – pertaining to the external pathogen of Wind invading the tissues.

  • Peribronchial – surrounding the windpipe(bronchus).

  • Perineural Cells – the sheath of cells around a bundle of nerve fibers within the perineum.

  • Peristalsis – a progressive wave like movement that occurs involuntarily in the hollow tubes of the body.

  • Peritonitis – inflammation of the abdominal cavity.

  • Pernicious Influences – pertaining to the SixExternal Factors that cause disease.

  • Personal Subconscious Mind – part of the mind associated with the recording and storing of personal interpretations of reality.

  • Payer’s Patch – an aggregation of lymph nodes found chiefly in the ilium.

  • Phagocytes – cells that have the ability to destroy and ingest bacteria, protozoa, unhealthy cells and cell debris.

  • Phantom Embryo – an energetic thought form in the shape of an embryo created through the woman’s feelings of grief, guilt or remorse after a surgical abortion.

  • Phantom Organ – the energy of a particular organ which still exists, even after surgical removal.

  • Phantom Pain – the feeling of pain relating to a particular organ which still energetically exists,even after surgical removal.

  • Phlegm – pathogenic factor responsible for the formation of diseases including tumors.

  • Physical Barrier – the first level and closest to the body of the three Wei Qi energetic barriers.

  • Piezoelectric - pertaining to the electricity created from pressure, especially pressure on or within the bones.

  • Po (Seven Corporeal Souls) - sometimes called the Seven Turbid Demon Natures, this spiritual energy manifests as the physical or material soul of the human body that returns to the Earth at death.

  • Point Respiration – exercise which requires breathing into a specific channel point, organ,or area of the body.

  • Polarity - opposite negative and positive qualities of power.

  • Poltergeists – malevolent spiritual entities. Parapsychology research indicates that poltergeist activity is often the manifestation of a psychokinetic ability.

  • Polydipsia – excessive thirst.

  • Polyphagia - eating abnormally large amounts of food at a meal.

  • Polyuria – the excessive secretion and discharge of urine.

  • Portal Hypertension – the increased pressure in the portal vein resulting from an obstruction of the Blood flow through the Liver.

  • Postnatal Energy (Post heaven Qi)– sometimes called the Acquired Qi, it is the Energy acquired

  • after birth from food, drink, and air.

  • Postnatal Essence (Post heaven Jing)– sometimes called the Acquired Essence, it is theEssence acquired after birth from food, air and drink.

  • Postnatal Spirit (Zhi Shen) – also called the body’s Mental Spirit, Acquired Spirit, andConscious Spirit. This spiritual essence is acquired after birth through the refinement of one’s Qi.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder– characterized by the re-experiencing of an extremely traumatic event or events, accompanied by symptoms of increased arousal, and by avoidance of stimuli associated with the traumas. This includes the general numbing of the patient’s emotional responsiveness.

  • Prenatal Energy (Yuan Qi) - sometimes referred to as Congenital Qi, Pre-Heaven Qi, InheritedQi, Source Qi, Ancestral Qi, Primordial Qi,Genuine Qi, and Kidney Qi, It is Energy existing before the fetus is born, acquired from the mother’s, father’s, environmental and universal energies, and sustained through prayer, meditation and sleep.

  • Prenatal Essence (Yuan Jing)- also calledPre-heavenly Essence, Original Essence, InheritedEssence, Congenital Essence, PrimordialEssence, and Ancestral Essence. It is the OriginalEssence existing before the fetus is born,acquired from the mother and father.

  • Prenatal Spirit (Yuan Shen) – also called the IntuitiveSpirit, Perceptual Spirit, PrimordialSpirit, Congenital Spirit, and the Original Subconscious.It is the Spirit essence existing before the fetus is born, acquired from fusing the mother’s, father’s, environmental and universal energies. The Prenatal Spirit also relates to the individual’s ability to perceive and intuit information.

  • Primal Senses – pertaining to the gross physical,animalistic survival senses (seeing, hearing,feeling, smelling, etc.).

  • Primary Channels – the body’s twelve main channels, containing six Yin & six Yang rivers of Energy.

  • Primitive Unconsciousness (Lower Unconsciousness)- pertaining to the acquired mind and related to the primal senses.

  • Proliferative Arthritis – the rapid reproduction and growth of arthritis.

  • Prostatitis – the inflammation of the prostate.

  • Protective Qi (Wei Qi) - the body’s external field of defensive, protective energy (divided into three external fields of Qi).

  • Pruritus – severe itching.

  • Psychogenic – a condition developed from the beliefs originating within the mind.

  • Psychogenic Polyuria – pertaining to the belief that one must frequently secrete and discharge urine.

  • Psychometric- the act of sensing the thoughts,images and so on, with which the object has been imprinted.

  • Psychoneurosis - emotional dysfunction caused from unresolved unconscious conflicts.

  • Psychosexual Qi Deviation – a condition resulting from an immediate energetic tissue over stimulation of the sexual organs. Patients with this condition experience intense sexual undulations and orgasms when being treated in a safe clinical environment.

  • Psychosomatic – pertaining to the relationship between the physical tissues and the emotions.

  • Pulmonary Emphysema – a chronic disease of the lungs characterized by a destructive increase in the normal size of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchiole

  • Purpura – a condition characterized by hemorrhages of the internal organs, skin, mucous membranes and other tissues, with various manifestations and diverse causes.

  • Purgation (Purging) – technique used in order to reduce Excess and expel pathogenic Evils located within the energetic fields and tissues of the body.

  • Pyelonephritis – the inflammation of the Kidneys and pelvis.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – Q,     R

  • Qi – is the energetic medium existing between matter and spirit (also known as Life ForceEnergy, when pertaining to the physical body).

  • Qi Collapse – pertaining to the complete absence(void) of either Yin or Yang Qi.

  • Qi Compression – using the Qi to press the tissues.

  • Qi Deviations – an alteration of energetic patterns and flow of energy that affects the body,mind, emotion and spirit, resulting in disease.

  • Qi Dysfunction – the impaired or abnormal function of the body’s energy.

  • Qi Extension – the emission of energy from the body.

  • Qigong – Energy Skill, pertaining to exercises that cultivate Life Force Energy.

  • Qigong Massage – soft tissue regulation wherein the Doctor’s hand lightly skims the patient’s body. This gentle surface tissue stimulation is used to energize, stimulate or dredge the patient’s Wei Qi fields. It is used with purging and tonifying techniques.

  • Qi Hai – Sea of Qi point (Cv-6).

  • Qi Manipulations – techniques used to treat orinfluence the flow of energy in the body.

  • Qing Dai – green-blue vaginal discharge.

  • Qi Projection (Qi Extension) – the emission of energy from the body.

  • Qi Regulation – energetically balancing the action or functions of the body’s Yin and Yang energies.

  • Qi Stasis – the total stagnation of energy.

  • Quiescent – a meditative state wherein the individual’s mind and body becomes quiet and peaceful.


  • Rachialgia – spinal inflammation.

  • Rebellious Qi – energy that does not follow the correct flow or current, acting recklessly.

  • Reducing Qi – to lessen or decrease an organ or channel’s energy.

  • Reflexology – the skill of pressing specific areas of the body’s hands and feet to initiate internal energetic movement.

  • Regulating – pertaining to the balancing of the body’s Yin and Yang Energies.

  • Reinforcing Qi – to strengthen and support the body’s organ or channel Energy.

  • Repression – the pushing down of unwanted ideas and emotions into the unconscious.

  • Respiratory Qi - Energy of the chest.

  • Restrictive Cycle – pertaining to the Five ElementalControlling Cycle, where one organ restricts the energy of another organ (as depicted in the pentagram drawing).

  • Retro bulbar Neuritis – inflammation of the nerves behind the eyeball.

  • Reverse Breathing – opposite of abdominal breathing, wherein the patient will contract the abdomen with the inhalation, and expand the abdomen with the exhalation.

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma – a sarcoma of the muscles.

  • Rheumatic – pertaining to an rheumatism (ageneral term used to describe an acute orchronic condition characterized by inflammation,soreness and stiffness of the muscles, and pain in the joints and associated structures.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – a form of arthritis, characterized by inflammation of the joints, swelling,stiffness, cartilaginous hypertrophy, and pain.

  • Rheumatoid Spondylitis – a chronic, progressive disease, characterized by inflammation of the joints between the articular processes,costo-vertebral joints, and sacroiliac joints.

  • Rheumatoid – an acute or chronic condition characterized by inflammation, soreness and stiffness of the muscles, and pain in the joints.

  • Rhinitis – the inflammation of the nasal mucosa.

  • Righteous Qi (Zheng Qi) – is also called UprightQiand CorrectQi. It is energy that heals the body and fights diseases.

  • Rigor – a sudden, chill with high temperature,followed by heat and profuse perspiration.Can also be referred to a state of hardness and stiffness, as in the muscles.

  • Rooting – the process of extending the body’sQi into the Earth to either establish a solid energetic foundation, or if need be, disperseToxicQi.

  • Rooting the Lower Dantian (Returning to theOrigin) – returning the body’s collected Qiback into the Lower Dantian.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – S

  • San Bao (Three Treasures of Man)– pertaining to Jing (Essence), Qi (Energy) and Shen(Spirit).

  • San Jiao (Triple Burners) – corresponding to three main body cavities, responsible for heating the body and transporting the Body Fluids.

  • Sarcoma – a malignant growth, or tumor, that occurs within the connective or mesenchymal tissue. It may affect the muscles, bones, fat,blood vessels, lymph system, Kidneys, Bladder,Liver, Lungs, Spleen, and/ or parotidglands.

  • Schizophrenia – a mental disorder, that induceshallucinations – usually auditory – through can also be visual, accompanied by very disordered thinking, delusions, disorganized speech, irrational or catatonic behavior, such as stupor, rigidity, or flaccid movement of the limbs. The ability to interact with others is greatly impaired.

  • Sclera – a tough white fibrous tissue that covers the white of the eyes.

  • Sea of Blood (Sea of 12 Channels) -pertaining to the Energy located in the ThrustingVessel.

  • Sea of Energy – Energy located in the LowerDantian, or Qi Hai area.

  • Sea of Grain and Water (Sea of Nourishment)- pertaining to the Energy located in the Stomach.

  • Sea of Marrow – pertaining to the Energy flowing in the spinal column and brain, originating from the Kidneys.

  • Sea of Qi – the chest center. Some MedicalQigong schools maintain that there are two reservoirs of Qi: the Middle Dantian, being the Sea of Postnatal Qi, and the LowerDantian, being the Sea of Prenatal Qi (which is regulated by the Qihai Cv-6 point).

  • Sea of Yang Channels – pertaining to the GoverningVessel.

  • Sea of Yin Channels – pertaining to the ConceptionVessel.

  • Seven Essential Stars – the Sun, Moon, Mars,Venus, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter, associated with the body’s seven orifices.

  • Seven Internal Factors – pertaining to the seven emotional pathogenic factors that cause disease,when in an Excess condition Joy, Sorrow,Worry, Grief, Fear, Fright, and Anger.

  • Seven Material Souls – pertaining to the sevenEarthly spirits that reside in the body as thePo.

  • Seven Orifices – ears, eyes, nostrils, mouth, anus and urethra, which are considered the gates and windows of Essence, Energy and Spirit.

  • Seven Turbid Demon Natures – see Po.

  • Shao Yang – Small Yang, also called Lesser Yang,Minor Yang, or Young Yang, is affiliated with the sunrise and the waxing-moon phase.Modem physicists associate the Lesser Yang with a light force and electromagnetism.

  • Shao Yin – Small Yin, also called Lesser Yin, MinorYin, or Young Yin, is affiliated with the sunset and the waning-moon phase. Modern physicists associate the Lesser Yin with a heavy force, and gravity.

  • Shen – meaning Spirit; when speaking about physical development, it is derived from Qi,and can be divided into both Prenatal andPostnatal Shen.

  • Shen Deviations – mental and emotional disorders which have caused the Three EtherealSouls (Hun) to leave the patient’s body.

  • Shengong – training of the spirit through meditation and visualization.

  • Shening Out – terminology used to describe theEthereal Soul (Hun) wandering away from the body.

  • Shi Qi (Turbid Qi) – also known as Evil Qi, ToxicQi, and Pathogenic Qi, it is coarse, unrefined,polluted or dirty energy.

  • Shu Points – five specific points below the elbows and knees identified as the Well, Spring,Stream, River and Sea points. Each point has an effect on the quantity of the energy of an organ.

  • Sishencong (Four Spirit Hearings) Points– a group of four points located at the top of the head (surrounding the Baihui point), used for absorbing Heavenly Qi into the body’s TaijiPole.

  • Six External Factors – also known as the SixPernicious Influences, these factors pertain to the six climatic changes (Wind, Summer Heat,Heat, Damp, Dryness, Cold, and Fire).

  • Six Storage Areas- body’s Yang organs constantly fill and empty, and include the Bladder,Gall Bladder, Stomach, Large Intestine,Small Intestine, and Triple Burners.

  • Solid Organs – the body’s Yin organs, which include the Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lungs, andKidneys (also included in this list is the Pericardium).

  • Soul – immaterial Spiritual Essence of an individual’s life, stored within the Heart andMiddle Dantian.

  • Soul Body- see Astral Body.

  • Soul Extensions – the Shen develops and containsTwelve Soul Extensions. These TwelveSoul Extensions contain the body’s different personality characteristics.

  • Soul Loss – the loss of parts of the Eternal Soul.

  • Soul Retrieval – to spiritually search for and bring back one’s forgotten memories (soul),which have been isolated from consciousness due to trauma and shock.

  • Soul Travel – see Astral Travel.

  • Sound Resonation – healing tones used for tonifying or dispersing the patient’s Energy.

  • Spider Nevus – a branched growth of dilated capillaries on the skin, that resemble a spider.

  • Spinal Pass (JiaJi Guan) – two points located on the lateral sides of the Mingmen (Gv-4),where energy has a potential to stagnate.

  • Spinous Process – the single mid line posterior projection arising at the junction of each vertebra.

  • Spirit - the energetic manifestation of the EternalSoul.

  • Spirit Body – the energetic vehicle in which the body’s Shen can travel throughout the AstralPlane. The Spirit Body can manifest through many forms (Body of Light, animal forms,etc.).

  • Spirit Demons – see Demon Possession andOppression.

  • Spirit Soul – the Three Ethereal Souls, accompanied by the individual’s consciousness, acting as one unit for spirit travel.

  • Spirit Travel – the spirit (Hun) journeying outside of the physical body.

  • Splenomegaly – the enlargement of the Spleen.

  • Squamous Metaplasia – the conversion of tissue into a form of scale like cells, that is abnormal for that tissue.

  • Stacking the Bones – allowing the bones to stack upon each other from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head.

  • Stagnation - not moving, inactive; pertaining to Qi, Blood, or thought patterns.

  • Static Qigong – the process of stationary, quiescentEnergy gathering.

  • Stroke (Wind Stroke) – caused by the build up of Excess Liver Fire creating Internal Wind.This Internal Wind causes Qi and Blood to rebel upwards causing Phlegm to form and obstruct the cavities and vessels, creating PenetratingWind or Stroke.

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – bleeding internally,within the spaces at the base of the brain,between the pia proper and arachnoid contain the cerebrospinal fluid.

  • Subconscious Mind – part of the mind associated with the recording and storing of personal interpretations of reality (not readily accessible to the conscious mind).

  • Sublimation – the channeling of unacceptable impulses into acceptable, refined social forms and is the only defense mechanism considered to be a healthy reaction.

  • Substances – pertaining to the body’s essential parts of physical and energetic material.

  • Sui - Marrow.

  • Sun’s Essence – energy gathered from the sun,ingested as warm light.

  • Sword Fingers Technique – hand manipulation that emits Qi through the extended index and middle fingers.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – T

  • Taiji Pole – the Center Core of light which joins the body’s three Dantians and the Eternal Soul together.

  • Tai Yang – Great Yang, also called Strong Yang,Major Yang, or Old Yang, is affiliated with high noon and the full-moon phase. Modern physicists associate the Strong Yang with a strong nuclear force.

  • Tai Yi – meaning Great Divinity or God.

  • Tai Yin – Great Yin, also called Strong Yin, MajorYin,or Old Yin,is affiliated with midnight and the new-moon phase. Modern physicists associate the Great Yin with a weak nuclear force.

  • Ten Heavenly Stems – the ten energies ofHeaven that rule the changes of the Five Elemental seasonal transitions, and are represented in the human body as the Yin and Yang aspect of the Five Elements (represented in the human body as the ten major internal organs).

  • Third Eye Point (YinTang) -located in the center of the forehead, responsible for spiritual intuition and communication.

  • Three Ethereal Souls (Hun) – pertaining to the three heavenly spirits that reside in the body.

  • Three Fires – the heat in the body, generated from the energy radiating from the Heart Fire,Kidney Fire, and Bladder Fire.

  • Three Outer Forces – pertaining to the three natural powers of Heaven, Earth and Man.

  • Three Parts Wisdom – knowledge obtained through the doctor’s connection and communication with his or her Upper, Middle, andLower Dantians.

  • Three Periods of Life – the developmental stages of the patient’s Jing, Qi and Shen divided into the womb, childhood and adulthood.

  • Three Treasures of Earth – pertaining to the energy of Soil, Water and Wind, and the study of FengShui (Wind and Water).

  • Three Treasures of Heaven – pertaining to the energy of the sun, moon and stars, and the study of astrology.

  • Three Treasures of Man – pertaining to the energetic interaction of the body’s Essence, Energy and Spirit, and the study of the Yi-Jing(I-Ching or Book of Changes).

  • Thrombosis – the formation and development or existence of a Blood clot (thrombus) within the walls of the vascular system.

  • Thrusting Channels – the Five Energy Channels which surround and penetrate the body’s center core via the Taiji Pole.

  • Thrusting Vessels – also called the Chong Vessels,they are the Five Energy Vessels which originate from the center of the body and internally transverse the legs and torso.

  • Ti - referred to as the Divine Center.

  • Tian Qi (Heavenly Energy) – the transformed energy of the Yuan Qi and the divine.

  • Tian Shen (Heavenly Spirit) - the transformed energy of the Yuan Shen and the divine.

  • Tie Bi (Iron Wall) – the areas of the body where it is most difficult for the energy to pass through when circulating the MicrocosmicOrbit.

  • Tinnitus – a ringing, tinkling, or buzzing sound in the ear.

  • Tonification (Tonify) – to supplement the insufficiency and strengthen the body’s resistance.

  • Transference - the process whereby a patient unconsciously transfers feelings, thoughts,beliefs and patterns of behavior that had been previously experienced with others onto the doctor.

  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)– temporary interference with the Blood supply to the brain.

  • Trigger Points (Ashi Points) – places on the body which are tender spots, or painful areas near diseased or injured tissue.

  • Trigram – pertains to three Yao lines stacked upon one another forming a specific symbol,which represents certain characteristics.

  • Triple Burners (San jiao) – also known as theTriple Heaters and Triple Warmers, they correspond to three main body cavities(perineum to navel, navel to base of solar plexus, solar plexus to throat), and are responsible for heating the body and transportingBody Fluids.

  • True Fire – the original Heat or Fire Energy that regulates the body’s Yin and Yang Qi, created from the radiating energy of the Heart’s Fire,Kidneys’ Fire and Bladder’s Fire.

  • True Nature - one’s innate nature in harmony with life.

  • True Qi – the energy that circulates in the body’s channels and collaterals which nourishes theYin and Yang organs and fights disease.

  • True Self – one’s true nature, connected to the subconscious mind.

  • True Spirit – pertains to the spiritual nature of the True Self. The Hun and Po are expressions of the body’s True Spirit.

  • TsouHouRu Mo (lithe Spirit leaves and theDemon enters”) - describes self-induced psychosis,pertaining to improper Qigong training,wherein the patient’s Hun leave the body and the Po take over.

  • Tumor – an abnormal growth, either benign or malignant, caused by a retention of mass due to the cultivation and stasis of Qi, Blood,Phlegm, etc.

  • Turbid Qi – also called Evil Qi, is coarse, unrefined,polluted, and dirty energy.

  • Twelve Pi Hexagrams – the twelve symbols pertaining to the twelve time periods of the day and year.

  • Twelve Primary Channels – the body’s twelve main energetic rivers (Liver, Lungs, Large Intestine,Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine,Bladder, Kidneys, Pericardium, TripleBurners, and Gall Bladder).

  • Twelve Earthly Branches – twelve energies of the Earth that determine the six Qi factors of the seasonal transitions (represented in the human body as the Twelve Primary Channels).

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – U,    V,     W

  • Universal Qi – energy pertaining to the Heavens,the divine and the celestial influences.

  • Upper Burner – pertaining to the body’s complex system of Fluid distribution via theLungs and located within the upper chest cavity.

  • Upper Dantian – area within the center of the head, attributed as the body’s chamber of light and door to psychic and intuitive powers. TheUpper Dantian is also known as Seal Palace,Ancestral Opening, Calm Fountain, Heaven’sValley,Inner Source, and Clay Pill Palace.


  • Vacuities – the inflammation of a blood orlymph vessel.

  • Vertigo - the sensation of moving in space, resulting in such symptoms as dizziness and light-headedness.

  • Virtue (De) – pertaining to the function of the divine in man.

  • Virtue of Dao – pertaining to the commendabl equality of the divine.

  • Viscera – the body’s internal organs.

  • Void - also called Wuji, it pertains to the infinite space between matter and energy.


  • Wai Dan Shu – external elixir cultivation, that focuses on cultivating Qi from outside the individual’s body.

  • Wai Qi – external, extended energy.

  • Wandering Bi – migrating pain within the body’s cavities.

  • Waning – to grow smaller.

  • Water Element – one of the Five Elements, pertaining to Kidneys and Bladder.

  • Water Jing – energy that controls the genetic development phase of the fourth fetal month.

  • Waxing – to grow larger.

  • Wei Lu Guan (Coccyx Pass) – located on the lowest segment of the spine just posterior to the anus, near the Chang Qiang (Gv-l) point.

  • Wei Qi – the body’s external field of Defensive and Protective energy (divided into three fields of Qi).

  • WenHuo – pertaining to the gentle breathing method of Respiratory Dao Yin training.

  • White Blood Cell-any of a group of Blood cells that have no hemoglobin and migrate into tissues to fight infection and digest cell debris.

  • Wind Bi – pain in the body created by toxic Wind invasion.

  • Wind Stroke – Stroke caused by the build up ofExcess Liver Fire creating Internal Wind. ThisInternal Wind causes Qi and Blood to rebel upwards causing Phlegm to form and obstruct the cavities and vessels, thus creatingPenetrating Wind or Stroke.

  • Wood Element – one of the Five Elements, pertaining to the Liver and Gall Bladder.

  • Wood Jing – energy that controls the development phase of the direction of the fetus’s emotional and spiritual aspects during the seventh month of pregnancy.

  • Wu Guan (Five Passes) – five important gates on the Governing Vessel located at the coccyx,Mingmen, Shendao, occiput, and Baihuiareas where energy tends to stagnate.

  • Wu Huo – pertaining to the vigorous breathing method of Respiratory Dao Yin training.

  • Wuji – pertaining to infinite space or the formlessVoid.

  • Wuji Posture – a quiet standing posture used in meditation to allow the practitioner to return to a state of tranquility.

  • Wu Jing Shen (Five Essence Spirits) – the spiritual energy radiating from the core of the FiveYin Organs. Combined, these energies create the foundation of the body’s Shen (Spirit).

  • Wu Se Dai – pertaining to the five colors of vaginal discharge – white, yellow, red, green-blue,and dark brown or black.

  • Wu Wei – a state of “no mind,” i.e., no thoughts.

  • Wu Zang – the Five Yin Organs. Wu translates to mean “five,” Zang translates to mean “to store or hold.”

GLOSSARY OF TERMS – X,     Y,     Z

  • Xie Qi (Evil Qi) – energy that causes disease or harmful effects to the body.

  • Xin Xi (The Message) – knowledge stored within the Wuji or the Void.

  • Xiphoid Process – the lowest part of the sternum bone (sometimes referred to as the DovesTail).

  • Xue – Blood.


  • Yang – the positive charged energetic polarity,opposite of its companion Yin, pertaining to man, hard, light, hot, etc.

  • Yang Channels – the body’s Yang energetic rivers,consisting of the Governing Vessel, BeltVessel, Yang Linking Vessels, Yang Heel Vessels,Large Intestine Channels, Triple BurnerChannels, Small Intestine Channels, StomachChannels, Gall Bladder Channels, and BladderChannels.

  • Yang Fire – also called Emperor’s Fire, energy of the Heart Fire.

  • Yang (Fu) Organs – also known as Hollow Organs,that consist of the Gall Bladder, SmallIntestine, Stomach, Large Intestine, Bladder.Also included is this category are the TripleBurners.

  • Yang Shen Disturbances – an emotional Yang state of energetic dysfunction.

  • Yang Ming (Yang Brightness) – indicates YangQi developing its final stage and then reverting into Yin.

  • Yao- a solid or broken line which is representative of either Yang or Yin energy, used in combination of three as Trigrams or six asHexagrams.

  • Yao Cycles – the progression of twelve hexagrams (six Yang and six Yin)flowing in a waxing and waning cycle.

  • Ye (humor) – thick, turbid Body Fluids.

  • Yellow Court – located in the center of the diaphragm,just below the xiphoid process of the sternum. Its function is that of being the access point to releasing the body’s internal organ emotional memories. Its location is also attributed to the 3rd Chakra.

  • Yi - the intention or thought (the cognitive mind).

  • Yi Jing – Chinese “Book of Changes,” pertaining to the natural transitions of life.

  • Yin - the negative charged energetic polarity,opposite of its companion Yang, pertaining to woman, soft, dark, cold, etc.

  • Yin Channels – Yin energetic rivers, consisting of the Conception Vessel, Thrusting Vessel,Yin Linking Vessels, Yin Heel Vessels, LungChannels, Pericardium Channels, HeartChannels, Spleen Channels, Liver Channels,and Kidney Channels.

  • Yin (Zang) Organs – also known as the SolidOrgans, that consist of the Liver, Heart,Spleen, Lungs and Kidneys. Also included in this category is the Pericardium.

  • Yin Shen Disturbances – an emotional Yin state of energetic dysfunction.

  • Yin Tang (Third Eye Point) -located in the center of the forehead, responsible for projecting the Spirit for psychic intuition and communication.

  • Ying Qi (Nutritive Qi) – the body’s nourishing energy.

  • Yu (Surplus) Vessels – secondary vessels that branch away from the energetic flow of the major Linking Vessels (at the chest and back),connecting the Linking Vessels energetic flow to the hands.

  • Yuan Jing (Original Essence) – the Original Kidney or Prenatal Essence.

  • Yuan Shen (Original Spirit) – the Original PrenatalSpirit.

  • Yuan Qi (Original Energy) – the Original Kidney or Prenatal Qi.

  • Yun – the Yin method of dynamic postural DaoYin training.

  • Yu Zhen Guan (Occipital Pass) – the area located just inferior to the occipital bone where the brain originates, known as a specific point where Qi often stagnates.


  • Zang Organs – Yin or solid organs (Liver, Heart,Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys and Pericardium).

  • ZangFu Organs – the body’s Yin and Yang organs.

  • Zhang Xiang XueShou – in Chinese medical science, the study of energetic physiology.

  • Zhen Qi – see True Qi

  • Zheng Qi – Righteous Qi, pathogenic fightingEnergy.

  • Zhi- the Will power, mental drive and determination.

  • Zhong Qi – Center Qi, Energy of the chest.

  • Zhou Qi – Turbid Qi, Evil Qi, Impure Qi

  • Zong Qi – Gathering Qi, and/ or RespiratoryQi.

  • Zygomatic Facial Regions – pertaining to the sides of the cheeks below the eyes.