The Chinese concept of Qi is not easily translated into Western thought. Defined as ‘vital energy,’ ‘breath,’ ‘life force,’ or all ‘Qi is all of these and none of them.
"To live is to have Qi in every part of your body.” To die is to be a body without Qi. For health to be maintained, there must be a balance of Qi."
The body-mind & spirit are reflections of each other. For thousands of years it has been known that there is a close connection between the body and the mind, but modern medicine has abandoned this area almost completely.