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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