Qi-Mobile: Connecting you to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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Qi-Mobile, a mobile friendly platform, brings you the convenience of accessing a wealth of TCM information including consultation, encyclopedia, products and many more anytime, anywhere; through your phone.

Qi-Mobile: Connecting you to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

by Carmen Yeo

  • Funding Goal

    RM60,000.00

  • Funds Raised

    RM3,319.00

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    105 d

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Carmen Yeo

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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I’m sure you are familiar with the two characters above. In this classic Disney movie, Aladdin brought Princess Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, showing her a shining, shimmering, splendid world; a world outside where she grew up, where she spent most her life.

While I have no magic carpet to bring you on a ride, I do have a plan to build a platform, for me to show you to the wonderful world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

INTRODUCING QI-MOBILE

Qi (pronounce as ‘Chee’), from the mandarin character ‘气’, means life force or energy flow which is vital for a healthy body.

Mobile simply means the convenience of accessing information or booking of services anytime, anywhere; through your phone.

QI-MOBILE, A MOBILE-FRIENDLY WEBSITE

Two main functions of Qi-Mobile:

    1. Connecting you to TCM practitioners in the country.

      Usually when you require services from TCM practitioners, you usually ask around and get information from word-of-mouth. But with Qi-Mobile, you can get the same information with just a few quick taps on your phone, complete with the doctor’s profile, professional background, contact number, address, ratings even reviews!

    2. Guided Support.

      The ‘exploring’ part of this site aims to support you on your path toward well-being;

Yes, there are lots of TCM articles and books out there, which are great sources of information.

The problem is, with way too much for us to consume nowadays, there is a possibility that we don’t remember what we have read. Qi-Mobile tackles that by introducing what’s good for you in a bite-sized, fun and interactive manner like games, quizzes, tutorial clips etc., so that what you learn will stick. Have fun while learning!

HOW IS TCM RELEVANT TO YOU?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is more than just skin colour or race. It was  first discovered by an emperor in ancient China, who studied and explored TCM and worked together with his medical practitioners to archive all this information for generations to come. TCM provides both beauty and healthcare solutions that encourages the body to unleash its own treasure trove of healing mechanism.

Please note that TCM is not a trend. Its a well studied methods passed on generations to generations. 

IS TCM ABOVE SCIENCE?

Meridian is huge in TCM. It is a network of invisible energy pathways connecting everything in our body outward in, inward out, sideways, vertically, horizontally, diagonally, in every direction and every dimension possible. On these meridians, lies hundreds of acupressure points, when activated; act as a cure to discomfort, pain and sickness.

Fun fact: In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) books, meridian pathways was said to be discovered by someone who possess some sort of special vision, that can ‘see’ the energy flow path in a human body.

Skeptical? You bet.

The existence of energy flow is not something that can be proven by the Science standard today. But the point is, it works. How is TCM defined then, if it can’t be proven by modern Science? Perhaps we are not yet at that plane of existence to understand how it works… life can be mysterious that way, and hopefully it might unravel its wonders to us sometime in the future.

HOW DID TCM HELPED ME?

Growing up I have always had a tummy full of trapped wind. I felt bloated and sluggish all the time and it got so bad that no matter what I ate, it would still bloat due to gas and it was uncomfortable.

I was desperate for a way to relieve bloating naturally without medication, without having to go to the doctor’s.

I chanced upon a series of TCM self-massages techniques that helped relieved my discomfort. I got curious and started to explore more to see if it can help me with my other issues. And to my pleasant surprise, it did. The ‘sub-health’ symptoms I have slowly improved.

WHY AM I BUILDING QI-MOBILE?

TCM solved my long-time beauty and health issues. Issues that has been bugging me but wasn’t serious enough for me to pay a visit to the doctor’s. As I explored deeply into TCM, I understand my body better through the practical and approachable healthcare information; and at the same time continuing with the self-massage techniques.

Slowly, I felt better and for the first time in my life, I felt energetic.

I was thrilled to know my body can actually house this amount of energy as I used to accept the fact that I was born naturally weaker, and therefore just ‘unlucky’ and can’t do anything about it.

What a relieve, what an empowering thought!

That inspired me to reach out and help others like me who are feeling the way I once felt, and who are looking for more sustainable and natural approach toward well-being.

I want to enable the joy and life force a healthy body brings, to everyone and Qi-Mobile channel to access the vast benefits of TCM, supporting your wellness journey by simple, sustainable methods.

FINANCIALS

For Phase 1, half the amount of the fund would be channeled into marketing of the site, on both online and offline platforms. A quarter would be allocated for creating content and the remainder would be used to build the site itself.

PLEDGE LEVELS AND REWARD

 

CONTRIBUTION LEVEL DETAILS

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF

Hello! This is a very happy me in the photo (I love planes!), taken a few years back during my visit to a War Museum in Vietnam. As someone curious, I am always eager to explore, experience, and travel about. For one to be able travel to another country, to another climate, another time zone; we must have a body that is strong enough to adapt to a foreign environment, to enjoy and experience new things. Our body not only supports us during these travels, it also supports our day-to-day operations, in ways that would take up years of studies to understand.

Your body is a freakin’ superstar

Your body takes care of you in ways you don’t even realize! And what are you doing to care for it?

In creating the Qi-Mobile platform, I hope to introduce Traditional Chinese Medicine as guidance toward sustainable and natural methods of self-care. Will you join me? 😊

RISK AND CHALLENGES

Reading up on TCM is easy. Creating informative content to be put on social media is easy. What is difficult, to me, is actually putting myself out there and reaching out to people. I know if I wanted to raise awareness on how TCM can help people, I have to put myself out there. This is far from a straight-line journey to me.

But when you are aware of what you want to achieve, you begin to pay attention. When you paid attention, magical things happen. Opportunities come your way. You’ll meet people that will widen your perspective. You’ll be introduced to people who are good at something you’re struggling with and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two.

I am immensely grateful for the people I’ve met throughout this very personal journey of growth to me, and will continue with the compass pointing to my north – raising awareness on Traditional Chinese Medicine and how; with its simple, sustainable, practical healthcare methods; can support your journey toward well-being.

Rewards

RM8.00

Invitation to be a beta user of the Qi-Mobile online platform / Digital TCM Poster attached with a thank you email.

May, 2020

Estimated Delivery
5 backers
195 rewards left

RM48.00

Invitation to be a beta user of the Qi-Mobile online platform / Free Voucher for TCM practitioner visits booked through the platform worth RM 20 / Digital TCM Poster attached with a thank you email.

July, 2020

Estimated Delivery
7 backers
193 rewards left

RM98.00

Personalized digitally compiled picture book of TCM: An Introduction / Invitation to be a beta user of the Qi-Mobile online platform / Free Voucher for TCM practitioner visits booked through the platform worth RM 40 / Digital TCM Poster attached with a thank you email.

July, 2020

Estimated Delivery
8 backers
992 rewards left

RM488.00

Personalized digitally compiled picture book of TCM: An Introduction / Digital collage of my personal notes and scribbles throughout the creation of the above picture book+ completed with self-massage techniques on beauty and slimming / Invitation to be a beta user of the Qi-Mobile online platform / Free Voucher for TCM practitioner visits booked through the platform worth RM 100 / Hand-written thank you note.

July, 2020

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
100 rewards left

RM888.00

1-year free subscription on TCM materials translated to English / 1-year free subscription on TCM comprehensive online encyclopedia / Personalized digitally compiled picture book of TCM: An Introduction / Digital collage of my personal notes and scribbles throughout the creation of the above picture book + completed with self-massage techniques on beauty and slimming / Another digitally complied e-Book on wellness (topic is kept secret for a surprise!) / Invitation to be a beta user of the Qi-Mobile online platform / Free Voucher for TCM practitioner visits booked through the platform worth RM 300 / Hand-written thank you note.

October, 2020

Estimated Delivery
2 backers
98 rewards left
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