When Qi is used to describe the energy flowing through the meridians it is defined as “life force”, “life energy”, the driving force which makes us “alive”. When that particular quality if Qi has gone, our physical body is deemed to be dead. It is the Chinese word used to describe the energy known world-wide as Ki in Japan, Prana in Indiana, Pneuma by the ancient Greeks, Psychic energy, etc. it also refers to energy in the largest sense, it is the stuff of creation, it is both matter and energy and that which holds both together. Qi transcends and is not bounded by time or space; it is time and space, it is the WHOLE.