At the dawn of recorded history, the vital force was widely identified with breath, which the Hebrews called ruach, the Greeks psyche or pneuma (the breath of the gods), and the Romans spiritus. As breath was gradually acknowledged to be a material substance, words like “psychic” and “spirit” evolved to refer to the assumed nonmaterial and perhaps supernatural medium by which organisms gain the qualities of life and consciousness. The idea that matter alone is responsible has never been accepted by the masses.
Kinetic Energy: is energy of motion. The kinetic energy of an object is the energy it possesses because of its motion. The kinetic energy* of a point mass m is given byThermal Energy: internal energy present in a system in a state of thermodynamic equilibrium by virtue of its temperature. Thermal energy cannot be converted to useful work as easily as the energy of systems that are not in states of thermodynamic equilibrium. A flowing fluid or a moving solid, for example, possesses energy that can be converted to work in some mechanical device, such as a windmill or a waterwheel, but the same fluid or solid in a thermodynamic equilibrium state having the same energy (as thermal energy) can do no work unless it is combined with another substance at a different temperature, as in a heat engine.
Heat is constantly being generated by your metabolism (The breaking down and building up of molecules in your cells). Burning ATP to produce work also produces heat as a byproduct, and this goes a long way to keeping our temperature around 98.6˚F. Generating internal heat to maintain a body temperature is called endothermy (endo = within, therm = heat). Mammals are endotherms, and we hold a constant temperature, so we are also homeotherms (homeo= same). However, we have seen that constant temperature is a relative term, since our circadian rhythm cycles our core temperature up and down as the day goes on.
The hypothalamus is located in the lower center of the brain. Different parts are involved in sensing and regulating temperature, but also for blood pressure, circadian rhythms, and feeling full after eating.
(Acupuncture can help regulate temprature)
Chinese medical terminalogy can be lost in translation due to its complex yet simple nature. Language is a bit fickle that way. There are multiple difinitions to words commonly used.
Simply put, “Qi” is the south-east Asia term for the electical impulses that are sent throughout your body and even encludes the electro-magnetic feild extending beyond the core.
Electrical Impulses of the Body (Videos)
- Nerve Impulse animation