Author: Zhang J1, Su Q2, Loudon WG3, Lee KL4, Luo J5, Dethlefs BA6, Li SC7,8
1School of Physical Training and Physical Therapy, Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518060, China.
2Center of Bioengineering, School of Medicine, Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518060, China.
3Neuroscience Institute, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Gamma Knife Center of Southern California, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, CA 92612, USA.
4School of Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine, 5300 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-7050, USA.
5AB Sciex, Inc., Danaher Corporation, 250 South Kraemer Boulevard, Brea, CA 92821-6232, USA.
6CHOC Children's Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), 1201 W. La Veta Ave., Orange, CA 92868-3874, USA.
7Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Research Laboratory (NSCL), CHOC Children's Research Institute (CCRI), Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), 1201 W. La Veta Ave., Orange, CA 92868-3874, USA.
8Department of Neurology, University of California-Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine, 200 S Manchester Ave Ste 206, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
Conference/Journal: J Funct Morphol Kinesiol.
Date published: 2019 Dec
Other: Volume ID: 4 , Issue ID: 4 , Special Notes: doi: 10.3390/jfmk4040071. Epub 2019 Dec 3. , Word Count: 250
Rising concerns about the short- and long-term detrimental consequences of administration of conventional pharmacopeia are fueling the search for alternative, complementary, personalized, and comprehensive approaches to human healthcare. Qigong, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, represents a viable alternative approach. Here, we started with the practical, philosophical, and psychological background of Ki (in Japanese) or Qi (in Chinese) and their relationship to Qigong theory and clinical application. Noting the drawbacks of the current state of Qigong clinic, herein we propose that to manage the unique aspects of the Eastern 'non-linearity' and 'holistic' approach, it needs to be integrated with the Western "linearity" "one-direction" approach. This is done through developing the concepts of "Qigong breathing signatures," which can define our life breathing patterns associated with diseases using machine learning technology. We predict that this can be achieved by establishing an artificial intelligence (AI)-Medicine training camp of databases, which will integrate Qigong-like breathing patterns with different pathologies unique to individuals. Such an integrated connection will allow the AI-Medicine algorithm to identify breathing patterns and guide medical intervention. This unique view of potentially connecting Eastern Medicine and Western Technology can further add a novel insight to our current understanding of both Western and Eastern medicine, thereby establishing a vitality score index (VSI) that can predict the outcomes of lifestyle behaviors and medical conditions.
KEYWORDS: AI Medicine; AI deep learning; Qigong; breathing signature; holistic care; immune; inflammation; telomerase activity; tissue microenvironment; traditional Chinese medicine (TCM); vitality score index
PMID: 31853512 PMCID: PMC6919646 DOI: 10.3390/jfmk4040071