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Defensive Qi = Wei Qi

  • Formation: True (Zhen) Qi transforms into Wei Qi in the channels.
  • Location: Between the skin and the muscle; flows on the outer layers of the body surface.
  • Function:
  • protects body from external invasion
  • controls opening and closing of pores
  • warms the body; regulates temperature by opening and closing the pores
  • Deficiency symptoms: spontaneous sweating; flu and colds caught easily and last a long
    time; intolerance to cold