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is qi the same thing as bioenergetics?

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Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Holistic Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Qi is considered the energy that flows through our body to give us life - bioenergetics.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Qi: is the Chinese name for vitality or the life force. Bioenergetics sounds like it is related to qi but one would need to see the definition of that word. Whatever the case, please make sure you go to a well trained person if you want to utilize these practices. See www.nqa.org for a search engine of qigong teachers and providers. See the Qigong Institute's website for related research. Peace.

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