Monitoring the effects of a qigong workshop by electrodermal measurements

Author: Sancier KM
Qigong Institute, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Conference/Journal: 4th World Congress on Qigong & 4th American Qigong Assoc Conf
Date published: 2001
Other: Special Notes: Sponsored by the East West Academy of Healing Arts, 530 Bush Street, Suite 202, SF, CA 94108 , Word Count: 98

The effects of a 2-day qigong workshop on 29 students were monitored by measuring the electrical conductivity of the skin above 24 acupuncture points on the wrists and ankles. Each student was measured with the Ryodoraku instrument before and after class on both days. Micro and macro cosmic orbit qigong were the principal qigong forms taught. Statistical analysis of the data shows that the standard deviations from the mean of the readings for the group decreased (p<0.00001). This result indicates that the workshop had improved the balance of energy among the meridians and corresponding organ functions of the students.