From basic chemistry
Matters is anything that occupies space and has a mass, with some exceptions it can be seen, smelled, and felt. Solid like bones, liquid like plasma, gas like air.
Energy is less tangible has no mass and does not take up space, it can only be measured by its effect on matter.
Energy is defined as the capacity to do work, or to put matter into motion.
Energy is either at rest (potential) or at motion (kinetic)
Energy in different forms
Chemical energy substance bonds like foods drugs gas …
Electrical energy particles movement like electricity
Mechanical energy like riding a bicycle
Radiant energy like radio waves x-ray light energy (mind set, believe system)
Conversion of energy
Gas to fire
Electric energy to light
Foods to body energy
Body energy to motion and heat (temperature)
Proper function of the body require maintaining a proper temperature and motion provided by energy.
Energy in Chinese medicine (qi ) is assessed by its function for each organ, following a specific system of assessment and diagnosis tools to identify out of balance in our body.
Ref. Human anatomy and physiology eight edition 2010 Pearson education Inc., as Pearson Benjamin Cumming.