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The Art of Practicing Chinese Medicine

This is a 12" x 18" art print depicting The Circadian Cycle of Qi, used in Chinese medicine as both a diagnostic aid and as a guide for healthy living.


Chinese medicine believes that qi ("chi"), a persons life energy, circulates around the body in a 24-hour cycle. As it circulates, there are times of the day when it resonates most abundantly in each meridian or organ system. This is the medicines way of describing the natural biological rhythm of human beings, their sleep/wake cycle known as circadian rhythm. Also referred to as the "Qi Clock" or "Horary Cycle", this design illustrates that movement, the specific 2-hour increments for each organ system, and the yin yang associations for the time of day.


Additionally, the lower section of the print depicts the linear version of the time progression, including the Six Stage hand/foot attributions for each organ system and their yin/yang assignments.


Gold and silver foil stamping indicate various aspects of each diagram. The foil was tough to represent photographically, but all detail is represented in the digital images included in the pictures.


This print is appropriate for use as a diagram in a clinical setting, or as an sophisticated art print for decorative use! One need not understand the diagram completely to appreciate it's significance. 


**Frame optional - frame is a 12” teak wood magnetic poster frame. Some variation may occur in wood grain.

Circadian Cycle of Qi

  • 12" wide x 18" high

    This piece was printed on Neenah Classic Crest Natural White paper. (This paper has a slightly cream hue, it is not a bright white)

    The design has a clear margin of more than .5" on every side to allow for the lip of a frame. 

    Frame is optional for an additional $15 cost. The print (and frame) will arrive wrapped in tissue paper and rolled into a mailing tube.



  • All sales are final, returns not accepted. However if your product arrives damaged please take pictures of the print and the packaging, and send them to me at once. A replacement will be sent out as soon as possible! All packages are sent USPS first class mail with package insurance, unless the customer requests an upgrade on shipping.

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