Essence, Chi, and Spirit


"Essence, Chi, and Spirit" are called the Three Treasures or Three Jewels. They are theoretical cornerstones in traditional Chinese medicine and practices such as Neidan, Qigong, and T'ai chi. They are also known as Jing Qi Shen:
  • Jing : "nutritive essence, essence; refined, perfected; extract; spirit, demon; sperm, seed"
  • Qi : "vitality, energy, force; air, vapor; breath; spirit, vigor; attitude"
  • Shen:  "spirit; soul, mind; god, deity; supernatural being"

Chinese calligraphy: "Essence, Chi, and Spirit" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Mounted with double layers silk matting on a handsome wooden scroll rod. "Essence, Chi, and Spirit" are essential for the health of our body and mind. Body and mind are inter-connected and inseparable. One's health depends on the wholesomeness of all.

Sumi ink on rice paper. The image size is 8.5 by 19 in. The full scroll size is 11 by 36 in. Signed with the seal of the artist (three golden dots).

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