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Qi is a code word. It can take years for a student of Chinese medicine to begin to understand all the variations and permutations implied by the word “Qi”.

Even so, many practitioners of Chinese medicine fling this word at their patients. The imprecise and even incorrect use of the word “Qi” can lead to grave concerns on the part of patients who go home frightened by their “Qi deficiency” or puzzled about their “Stagnant Qi.”

By learning the ancient roots of this word, by reviewing the derivative forms of this word (Gu Qi, Zhong Qi, and so on), a practitioner can be reminded of ways to communicate with his patient in a manner that isn’t mystical or alarming.

By putting key Chinese medical words into English – and by knowing the historical origins of these words and understanding what they actually meant historically as well as in light of western understanding of physics – a practitioner can come up with far more helpful treatment plans, and also empower his patient.

Price: $30.00
CEUs/PDAs: 1 Approved: Standard Certificate, IVAS, California, Florida, NCCAOM
Length: 1 Hrs
Course Type: Studio Recording
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: There are no notes provided with this course.


  • Learn the ancient roots of the word Qi, and some of the ancient philosophy behind it.
  • Learn how to translate the various type of medical Qi into simple English that a patient or western MD can easily relate to.
  • Receive examples of how using the Chinese medical terms with patients can lead to confusion and even fear on the part of the patient.
  • Consider the patient empowerment that comes with actually understanding with the acupuncturist is saying.


0 hrs - 15 minWhat does the word Qi mean? Here we cover two broad ways we can speak about Qi.Introduction to the etymology of the word Qi from Sanskrit.Outlining the two divine aspects of Qi.

15 min - 30 minFurther depth on the etymology of Qi.Historical and cultural implications of Qi in modern China.

30 min - 45 minQi and consciousness.Talking about Qi with patients.

45 min - 1 hrsOutline of all the various types of Qi.Why do we learn about so many different types of Qi? What benefit does it provide to us?Is there such a thing as good or bad Qi?



Janice Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, L.Ac., is a professor at Five Branches University, and specializes in Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling; she is the founder of the Parkinson's Recovery Project, and is an author on topics relating to Channel Theory and Parkinson's. Read More »


Excellent information and thought provoking. Delivery is excellent.Tracie B.Canada

Her courses are always very interesting and informative; a pleasure to take as I bought the book and had read it before taking the course found it very easy to followBonnie D.Canada

I am learning so much in just one hour of a most enjoyable delivery from Janice Hadlock!Janet S.United States

Great info - it made it more obvious on how to effectively communicate with patients.Rita W.Canada

Another great lecture from Janice. I'm looking forward to many more!Andreas L.Australia


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Advanced Channel Theory
By Janice Walton-Hadlock
CEUs/PDAs: 1