Empty/full (xu/shi, hsu/shi, syu/shr)

A fundamental concept that exists throughout chi gung, Chinese medicine, and internal martial arts. Empty refers to a lack of, a deficiency of, or less of something. Its opposite, full, refers to an abundance of, an excess of, or simply more of something. Commonly used in reference to the chi of a body part or internal organ being full or empty.

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Because Dragon and Tiger Qigong is a simple and effective qigong practice, it is taught to students at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Tracing the meridian lines helps our students to become more sensitive to both their own and their patients' chi and enables them to become better acupuncturists.

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