Traditional Chinese Energetics (TCE) is one of many ways to help us improve our health internally and externally by understanding the laws of nature. This method reinforces our connection with nature and harmonises our whole being with our environment. TCE provides us with many ways to perceive and understand the human body in its interaction with nature, including the Yin Yang theory, Five Elements theory, Qi/Blood theory and 10 trunks/12 branches prevention theory. These methods are practical, accurate, and have an impact on our elemental, physical, emotional, and mental health.
The human body has twelve major Qi channels : six in the upper body, six in the lower. All of these channels are connected to internal organs. Whenever the Qi is stagnant in any of the twelve channels, the corresponding organ will receive an incorrect amount of Qi. This will cause the organ to malfunction or to degenerate. These twelve channels are also the antennae of the body, collecting information from the environment. They absorb Sky energy (heat, cold, dampness, dryness, wind, fire) and Earth energy or elemental energy (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water). Likewise, if one of the channels is blocked, the body will fail to receive the right amount of external energy from nature. This is what leads to disease.
Once this energy is absorbed by the channels, it will flow until it reaches the five main internal organs (zang): heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, and lungs. Each of these organs transmutes energy and has a specific role in body harmony. These organs also produce our emotions, which bind them to our mental state.
Prevention is the most important theory in TCE; it is the real aim of this practice. Due to the the constant transformation of yin and yang, and the five movements in the four seasons of the year, everyone should prepare their bodies to welcome each season and maximise their potential to adapt to the upcoming weather. This is one of the best ways to avoid illness.