Qi Journal and Qi Catalog are produced by Insight Publishing in Temecula, California, USA. The first issue of the journal appeared in Spring 1991 and has been published quarterly since. The journal has continued to expand and now has national bookstore distribution and subscribers from all over the world.
Qi Catalog was created in 1995 to assist readers who were contacting us trying to locate books and videos that our authors referenced within the journal articles. We added feng shui statuary, artwork, sport and t-shirts, papercuts, and high quality herbal supplements to satisfy customer requests. The printed catalog was discontinued in 1999 when we reproduced it on the website and implemented secure online ordering. You can visit at this Link or at the "Qi Catalog" tab at the top.
Qi-Journal.com website was launched in 1998 to accommodate the worldwide audience searching for information on the topic of "qi". It helps promote traditional Chinese culture and medicine throughout the world.
The owners of Insight Publishing are practitioners and followers of the disciplines covered by the journal. Their goals are to educate the Western public about the benefits of these ancient Chinese methods of health and fitness.
Who is the target audience?
Qi Journal has "real" articles on the topic of Qi, written by those who are currently teaching and practicing the disciplines and who are willing to share their experiences for the advancement of others. All articles are peer-written, making this journal a wonderful adjunct to classical texts and study guides... sometimes contradictory... sometimes controversal... but always educational.
Guidelines for Article Submissions
There is a crossover of knowledge between many of the Chinese healthcare disciplines. Taijiquan practitioners should know acupuncture points and meridian theory, and qigong practioners should know how feng shui affects the movement of qi. Of course, it is quite embarrasing when practitioners can't correctly pronounce the discipline they practice, so we include tidbits on language and other cultural facts that clarify and speed learning.
Where can I find a copy of the journal?
The journal can be found in the periodical section of major bookstores such as Borders and Barnes&Nobles as well as selected health food stores and speciality bookstores. Subscriptions are available in our Online store or by calling our toll-free order line at 1-800-787-2600