Author: Sakaida H 1//Kokubo H 2//Yamamoto M 2//Hirasawa M 2////
Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan) //National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) //Nippon Medical School (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2000
Other: Volume ID: 18 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 276-279 , Word Count: 176
Qigong is one Chinese mind-body training method. There are reports that the IR (infrared) emission modulated by a certain frequency was detectable from the body of someone practicing Qigong. There are also reports that this frequency accorded with the cycle of the Resp (respiration). The authors developed a device to measure the IR emission, and used it in experiments. The frequency that accorded with the cycle of the Resp was detected in the modulation component of the IR emission. Furthermore, because there is a relation between the IR emission and temperature on the skin surface, an experiment in which a temperature sensor was directly attached to the skin was also done. In this experiment, the frequency that accorded with the cycle of the Resp was detected. Moreover, it has been reported possible to presume the Resp rate from the temperature on the skin surface. This allowed the authors to suggest that modulation of the IR emission during Qigong was caused by variability of the Resp which appeared as variability of the temperature on the skin surface.