Author: Yan Xin 1//Lu Zuyin 2//Zhang Tianbo 2//Wang Haidong 2//Zhu Rusheng 2
Municipal Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Chongqing, Sichuan Province, China  //Institute of High Energy Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 164 , Word Count: 488
A series of experiments studying the effects of qi on molecules was done successfully by us in 1987. Then we attempted to study the effect of qi on deeper level of the structure of matter, i. e. the nucleus. The radioactive nuclei were chosen as the subject of our investigation. It is well known that every radioactive nuclei has its inherent decay constant which cannot be affected by any external physical or chemical factors in general. So it is very interesting to observe whether it can be affected by qi or not.
Two radioactive sources of 241Am (half life 458 years) of similar activity about 2H C were used in the experiment. One as the test sample and the other as the control. The gamma-rays of energy 59.6 keV emitted by 241Am during its decay was detected by a germanium detector. The signals were sent to a 8000 channel buffer for on-line analysis. This spectrometer system is very stable, the drift of its gain is less than 0.06% in 24 hours.
In our experiment, the test sample is placed on a table in a room 10 meters away from the lab of the spectrometer. Yan Xin emitted his qi to the sample for 20 minutes, then the sample was brought to the lab and inserted into the sample socket for measurement by an experimenter who did not practice qigong.
6 runs of experiment with 40 times of qi emitting were conducted within half a year. Remarkable results were obtained. The third run gave a typical example. In this run, the test sample was treated by qi for 5 times. The measured counting rate of the sample after qi treatment was apparently less than the rate before the treatment. The maximum decreasing amplitude was 1.05%. The experiment error was only 0.12% (including the statistical error of counting measurement, 0.1% and the position error of source in socket, 0.07%), and the level of significance a< 2 x 10-7. This result is of high confidence.
We have continue the measurement for several days and found that the counting rate of the test sample stably recovered its initial value before the qi treatment in 11 days the latest.
The most striking effect we observed is in the 4th run that the counting rate of the qi treated sample increased to 110% of the value before qi treatment.
It must be pointed out that in 4 runs of the experiment, Yan Xin emitted his qi at a distance.
These results are rather striking, but we must not draw a conclusion that decay constant of 241 Am is changed by qi in haste. Another germanium detector was used to measure the gamma-rays emitted by the test sample in its backward direction. If the decay constant was changed,
then the measured counting rates at the forward and the backward directions of the sample should change parallel, but practically it was not the case, a phenomenon similar to an anisotropic emission of a polarized source was observed.
Evidently, this irregular phenomenon is worth further investigation.