A Biological Interpretation of Qi

Qi is the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and acupuncture is one of TCM’s tools for stimulating qi. Whereas some research has been conducted on qi, scientists have not yet satisfactorily identified, measured, or explained it. Therefore, it is misleading to try to describe qi using words like energy or force. Such words are often used but have precise scientific meanings that may not apply. However, qi may have a biological basis.