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Qi

Literally: air, water, vapor, or breath. Central concept in Daoism, Chinese medicine, philosophy, and art in general. Qi refers to the rhythmic energy that constitutes each and every thing. In Daoism, energy and matter are one and the same - thus all people are actually qi itself.

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