In the eastern tradition, (oriental medicine, martial arts, etc.) Ki/Chi or Qi is the original life force that flows in our body around a network of energy channels
in the same way that blood flows through veins, supporting all organs and cells. The flow of Ki energy gives us immunity and vitality, impacting on our mind and making us peaceful and bright. When we have a shortage of Ki or blocked and stagnant Ki in the body we may experience fatigue, illness or pain.