I also use Asendence, i believe that the extra one chi is helpful, as well as the extra 45k mana increase it gives. I see alot of MW monks using Power Strike instead, but i believe it is inferior. One of the big things that i think i could do differently to change up my luck is to stop using Glyph of Uplift. Although i love the convenience of being able to use Uplift at any time, it is very tough on mana when spammed.
During encounters i dont JAB to gain chi, i simply just use my heals spells to gain my chi, but i understand that jab is the most efficient way to gain chi, and it is very fast. I dont see many cases where it would be worth me being in melee range just to gain a chi. Also Jab seems to cost alot of mana. the upside to using jab so often, is that i use so much chi that i am gaining ALOT of mana tea stacks.
Any tips or feedback would be MUCH appreciated! :)