Preliminary experimental results of the investigation on the basis of qigong therapy

Author: Lin Housheng
Shanghai International Information Institute, Shanghai, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 2nd Int Conf on Qigong
Date published: 1989
Other: Pages: 61 , Word Count: 1010

In line with the theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) based upon a large amount of clinical practice over several thousand years, there exists a channel system of 'qi and blood circulation' on the human body. The blood circulation system has already been verified by anatomists. However, no define answer has been available to explain what on earth 'qi' is and point is.

It has been reported for the time in this paper that one of the 'external qi' is the infrared radiation modulated by the swell and fall of low frequency; it has been recorded for the first time that the abundant accumulation of electric charges and reversed polarity on the points of qigong practitioners exist, it has been detected for the first time that there is the abundant accumulation of Ni element on certain points of the human body and etc. These are the discoveries that have fundamental significance and deserve to be noticed.
The therapy of qi mobilization in qigong practice, one of the precious heritages of TCM is one school of qigong therapy. It has a long history of several thousand years and is still prevalent among folks. The therapy of qi mobilization is defined as followings: After qigong practitioners perform the qigong practice and qi mobilization, their internal qi is able to be emitted from the certain specific points on their bodies, and this 'emitted internal qi' (usually called 'external qi') can be received into certain points on the patients without touching their bodies, and is transformed into their 'internal qi' on the recipients which results in a series of unknown physiological and biochemical changes on the recipients and cures their diseases.

According to the incomplete statistics, better results have been obtained in the treatment of the cases with schizophrenia, slip disk, hypertension and paralysis by this qigong therapy.

The following work has been done by Lin Housheng and these institutions:

1. In the central laboratory of Shanghai No.1 People's Hospital, the patient who had comminuted fracture at the dorsum of left foot was offered the therapy of qi mobilization. It was found 67 minutes latter that his skin temperature of 'Jiexi' point at the dorsum of left foot increased 2.7 degrees C.

2. It was recorded by Shanghai Physiological Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences that the therapy of qi mobilization brought alteration of eletromyogram on the subjects.

3. The Kirlian Photograph taken by the teaching and research group of physics at Fu Dan University revealed a big difference in the level (degree) of finger luminescence between qigong practitioners and ordinary persons.

However, there has been no definite answer to the question of what is qi. Certain experimental approaches of modern physics have been applied by us to the preliminary investigation on the therapy of qi mobilization. This report has recorded the specific elements of the qi in qigong and of the point tissue on several qigong practitioners and other findings.

1. Self-designed measuring devices for short–distance infrared were pointed to 'Laogong' point at the right palm of Lin Housheng, a qigong practitioner and the infrared radiation emitted from Lin during his performance of the therapy of qi mobilization was received at the distance of 1.2 cm beyond the probe of the receiver. Its modulated signals were distinct: at the comfortable moment of his qi mobilization the modulated depth of far-infrared was 80%, whereas the frequency was lower with the minimum of 0.05 time/sec; as the moment of blocking his qi mobilization, the modulated depth of infrared was < 10%, where the frequency was higher with the minimum of 0.3 time/ sec; when he was about to end (complete) his qi mobilization, the modulated depth was about 30%, the minimum of the frequency was 0.17 time/sec.

Lin's infrared radiation was distinct from that of chiropractors (the modulated depth is about 15%) and of ordinary persons as well (the modulated depth is < 10%).

This Laogong point was used by Lin to point to 'Yao–Yangguan' point on one paralytic patient who had an incontinence of urine and bowels at the distance of about 20 cm away from him and then Lin performed his qi mobilization. 30 seconds later, the patient has a general trembling and complained of a presence of alternate movements of strong contraction and relaxation of the muscles at the urinary bladder and anus. We also probed the same point on this patient and received the infrared of low frequency and basic frequency rhythm similar to the infrared emitted from Lin.

We believe that one of the 'external qi' is the infrared radiation modulated by the swell and fall of low frequency, and assume that point tissue and 'external qi' possess the resonance–receiving effects. (Another one of 'external qi' is the infrasonic information of 0.3-3 times/sec. found in collaborating detection with Zhaowei and Xuqueshan.)

2. Measuring devices for increase of electric changes were used in the detection and abundant accumulation of the changes of static electricity at Lin's Laogong point as well as the reversed polarity of changes because of the altered physiological states were found.

When Lin felt comfortable, the first increase was negative, equal to the increase of negative changes; when Lin felt 'blocked,' the first increase was positive, equal to the increase of positive charges.

It is assumed thereby that bioelectricity emitted from the movements (postures) that have certain levels in practicing qigong have rendered polarons of certain animate substances at points from unsequence to sequence.

3. On the basis of speculation upon susceptible resonance at point and detection of sudden decrease of resistance at 'Neiguan' point while Lin practicing qigong, it is believe that current resonance is produced at the loci of points and it is assumed that point tissues contain some units of substantial structure that can behave as iron's magnetism. Of these units the possibility of nickel protein is the maximum. The spectral analysis by X luminescence in isotope activation and proton activation on 8 samples of 4 points in 6 corporal as well as on adjacent tissues of points found for the first time that certain points' tissues had the abundant accumulation of nickel to the level of 2–10 p.p.m.