Biophysical Measurements When Practicing Zen and Qigong by the same subject

Author: Kido Mami 1//Kushita Kohei 2
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tohoku-Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan [1]//Dept. of Radioisotopes, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Japan [2]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 191-195 , Special Notes: Also in Japanese. Third Symposium of Life Information Science. , Word Count: 95

Biophysical measurements during the practice of Zen and Qigong were performed. Results obtained by the single square voltage pulse method
showed parasympathetic nervous system was dominant during Zen as
indicated by the drop in after polarization current parameter in the
digestion organ-related meridian spots. During Qigong the sympathetic nerve was excited, except for Tantou, which is known as standing Zen. Both cases showed increased blood pressure which may be related to breathing for control of mind and body. The features of oxygen metabolism differed according to the various methods or types of Zen and Qigong.