Author: Tsuei Julia J//Chung Chieh//Lam Frederick M K Jr//Mi Mingpi
Affiliation: Center for East-West Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 82 , Word Count: 362
The electric and magnetic nature of the human body has long been recognized by traditional Chinese medical practitioners. It has been proved by a lot of researchers in their experiments. They find that the points known as 'acupuncture points' have a lower electrical impedance and a higher electrical conductivity than the adjacent areas.
This paper intends to discuss the bioenergetic measurement of the normal population in different gender and age groups. 348 male and 135 female subjects of varying age were recruited.
To study the bioelectric activities of the body the principles of the electroacupuncture method according to Voll were used. With this method the authors selected two groups of points--whole-body acupuncture points and specific acupuncture points and compared the whole-body points with the the specific points to find out the key of biological energy.
As regards the influences of age and gender to the biological energy. it is very interesting to observe that the values of the whole-body measurement points in males were higher than that in the females and, by using the regression study the relationship with age was found to be linear in males but of significant in three-out-of-four measurements in females. Since this means that the measurement value decreases with an increase in age, it fits the general observation of the difference between genders in vitality and activity; with an increase in age it fits the general observation of the difference between genders in vitality and activity; with higher age, the energy of the males decreases, but in the females it is less obvious. On the other hand, there is no significant relationship in gender and age in measurement of the specific points. This further indicates that the two groups of points are measuring two levels of biological energy of the body; the whole-body points may present the general biological energy and the specific points are expressing the bioenergy of a specific organ. It may be that the bioenergetic activity of a specific organ is expressed through this measurement by changing the conductivity and the permselectivity of the specific points on the skin.
It is hoped by the authors that these findings would be important for considerations in medical diagnosis.