A Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory profile of ChunDoSunBup qi-trainees: a preliminary study

Author: Lee MS//Jeong SM//Kim BG//Ryu H//Oh SW//Chung HT
Department of Qi Medicine, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea
Conference/Journal: Am J Chin Med
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 27 , Issue ID: 3-4 , Pages: 307-13 , Word Count: 104

The aim of this study is to explore the effects of ChunDoSunBup Qi-training on personality traits. Twenty-six normal healthy subjects (mean age = 26.58 +/- 6.56) and 26 CDSB Qi-trainees (mean age = 27.74 +/- 5.21) participated in this study. Analysis of MMPI profiles showed that CDSB Qi-trainees scored significantly lower on Depression (D), Hysteria (Hy), Paranoia (Pa), Schizophrenia (Sc) and Frequency (F) and significantly higher on the Correction (K) Scales. In addition, CDSB Qi-trainees reported a significantly lower Cook-Medley Hostility (Ho) scale than that of controls. This preliminary study suggests that CDSB Qi-training may be effective in protection as well as restoration of emotional, psychological symptomatology and personality trait disorder.