Know Your Qi Quotient™
by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA
What is Qi and why do we need to know a quotient related to it? Pronounced “chee” phonetically, this is your prana, life source, vitality and energy. Qi is what produces the sparkle in your eyes, the spring in your step and the luster of your complexion. Knowing your Qi Quotient™ can potentially help you avoid body states that support the development of cancer.
Both complete models of traditional eastern medicine have references to Qi. Ayurvedic and Oriental medicines use the concept of Qi to balance and harmonize the body. In Oriental medicine, the Qi travels through pathways named meridians. Each meridian is connected to a primary organ of the body. Each organ is nourished by the Qi flowing smoothly and freely. Difficulties arise when there is not enough Qi, or its flow through the meridians has been obstructed. These are the same meridians that have acupuncture points mapped on them.
By utilizing this Eastern concept of Qi, I have developed a model that represents a range of “aliveness” for individual human bodies. The range itself is created from survey analysis for each individual. This scale of “aliveness and vitality is called the “Qi Quotient.”
The Qi Quotient itself takes into account the constitution of a person, history of dis-ease and current experience of health. The analysis of this information allows a prognosis to be made for that person’s health span and provides a relative value for level of aliveness or vitality, thus a “Qi Quotient.” To have a high Qi Quotient is to be full of vitality and health. The higher the quotient, the longer the health span is projected. Remember, health span is what we work to improve. Who really wants a long lifespan if it must be lived without health or happiness?
Once a Qi Quotient is determined, one of two paths are initiated. The first path would be the path of maintenance and prevention for those individuals whose Qi Quotient is high. The second is that of repair and restoration for those whose Qi Quotient is low or needs adjustment. Making the decision to begin the path of repair and restoration is to take on a sometimes difficult journey that can seem arduous and stressful. The end result, however, is the absolute return to health, harmony and balance which is needed to have an optimal health span, rather than a sickly and unhealthy lifespan.
To be powerfully in control of your health, to be at cause for all the health or dis-ease experiences you have, to know it is always your choice, either to be healthful or not––this is the final result. Once you have an awareness of what is imbalanced and what the underlying causes of the imbalances are, then you can begin the path of repair and restoration. This path will eventually lead to balance on all levels.
We can utilize diagnostic testing to determine specifically what could be the cause of your dis-ease, or we can treat symptomatically. We first rule out any major issue that might require conventional intervention, then we move forward. Some types of diagnostic testing, should you choose that route, might be laboratory hair, blood, saliva, urine or stool analysis to determine heavy metal toxicity, as well as nutritional deficiencies and other imbalances.
You definitely do not need to use all of these tests to get started, and in some cases, you will never need to be tested. The treatment model to enable this movement toward health includes, but is not limited to, specific treatment modality, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise, meditation, detoxification and feng shui. This plan might seem simple, but the implementation of this plan is not so simple and requires both personal responsibility, as well as the discipline to recover and raise your Qi Quotient. Don’t you want to know what your Qi Quotient is?
To take the Qi Quotient™ test, visit FamilyHealingCenter.com. Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA, is the lead practitioner at Family Healing Center, located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email Dr_Captain@FamilyHealingCenter.com.