Stagnant Qi leads to depression. What is Qi (Chi)?. When we speak of Qi we mean life force. The energy that animate us. That which is breath, air, movement in us. When that gets stuck or stagnant, we have lots of consequences to how we feel and our health in general. Depression is one of the forms that results from stagnation of our life force. In chinese medicine, we try to move blood and Qi to get that life force moving and balanced in the body. Stagnation can result from emotional or physical causes and can come from internal or external sources. Shiatsu, Tui Na and acupressure move blood and Qi. Why not try a session and get your mo jo working!!