Where is Qi?

Detective searches for QiYou may have heard about the recent discovery of lymphatic vessels in the brain.

This discovery is rocking the science world, “we’ll have to re-write the text books!” (1)
What stands out to me is the acknowledgement that in order to find something, we have to consciously look for it:

As to how the brain’s lymphatic vessels managed to escape notice all this time, Kipnis described them as “very well hidden” and noted that they follow a major blood vessel down into the sinuses, which is an area difficult to imagine.
“It’s so close to the blood vessel, you just miss it,” he said. “If you don’t know what you’re after, you just miss it.” said Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG).” (2)

This reminds of the process I had to go through in order to utilize meridians and points. Even though I had been contacting meridians and points for years in my massage practice, I was not able to utilize the potential of Qi, until I consciously and sincerely began to connect with meridians and points.
My experience has taught me that Qi (which is our energy, pronounced “chee”) is always here and always available. Qi is always flowing in our meridians. In order to utilize this valuable resource of health and well-being, all we need to know is that it is here and to go look for it.
(1) (2)  “Missing link found between brain, immune system — with major disease implications” Eureka Alert, June 1, 2015

Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Katie Grace on July 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Incredible! Just think of the other powerful “unseen” mechanisms within our body! I love the artistry of it all 🙂

    • Kc Rossi on September 1, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      So very true, Katie! Thanks for readiing. I checked out your post-love it (and Marie and Colleen). Have you seen Colleen’s book yet? It’s awesome. A whole new approach to asana/emotional connection. It’s awesome.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on September 2, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Hi Katie,
      I enjoy contemplating the many many many cooperative elements, cells, Qi, mechanisms and mysteries that synchronize to form a thing called me. Life is a wonder, isn’t it?

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