Author: Feng Lida//Wang Yunsheng//Chen Shuying//Chen Haixing
ina Immunology Research Center, Beijing, China 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 4 , Word Count: 500
In order to determine whether there is an effect on the regulation of the immune response after a body is affected by the emitted qi, we chose mature C57BL mice as experiment animals, and randomly divided them into two groups. In the experimental group, the mice were immunized i. p. with 5% SRBC, 0.21 ml/mouse, and stimulated by the emitted qi, while in the control group only with 0.2 ml 5% SRBC/mouse i. p. The mice of the experimental group received the emitted qi once a day, 20 min. a time for five days. After five days, we observed the phagocytic function of the peritoneal macrophages, the activity of acid phosphatase in M, the amount of splenic cells and induction of anti-sheep red blood cells IgM direct plaque forming cells (PFC).
The detected values are summarized as follows:
1. The phagocytic function of the peritoneal macrophages in the control was 18.077+7.912 percent of phagocytosis, while in the experimental group it was 31.151+11.739, and there is a statistical meaning (P<0.01) .
2. The activity of acid phosphatase in M with a spectrophotometer in the control was 1.826±2.023 Jin's Unit, while it was 7.071±3.026 in the experimental group. The comparison between the values of the two groups has a statistical meaning (P<O.05) . The results showed that the emitted qi could enhance not only the phagocytic function of peritoneal macrophages, but also the activity of acid phosphatase.
3. The amount of splenic cells observed with a light microscope in the control was 8. 505±0.516x10exp7/mouse, while it was 10.362±0.509x10exp7/mouse in the experimental group, and there is a statistical meaning (P<O.05).
4. The 0.D. value of the PFC response detected by a spectrophotometric method was 0.706±0.269 in the control while it was 0.889±0.213 in the experimental group, and there is a statistical meaning too (P<O.05). The results showed that the emitted qi could increase not only the amount of the splenic cells, but also the PFc response, and suggested that after receiving the emitted qi the body could be affected to enhance the amount of IgM antibodies through increasing the number of splenic cells and T lymphocytes or B Lymphocytes.
The experiment studied the effect of the emitted qi on immune function, and the results showed that the emitted qi could significantly enhance the phagocytic function of the peritoneal macrophages and the activity of acid phosphatase in M, which suggested that the emitted qi could activate peritoneal macrophages. After the body received the emitted qi, the amount of the splenic cells and the PFC response could be increased. The fact showed that some well trained qigong masters can really send out a substance called 'emitted qi' and the 'emitted qi' can enhance the immune function of the body indeed.
As shown above, we can see that the emitted qi might enhance not only nonspecific immune responses, but also specific immune responses. How much and for how long the emitted qi can effect the immune response of the body and through what routes and mechanism still requires further investigation.