Author: Chen W 1,2//Zhang T 2//Nureki J 2//Wang F 2////
Diversity and Fractal Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University (Chiba, Japan) //National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) 
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2003
Other: Volume ID: 21 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 65-79 , Word Count: 176
In the physiological measurement studies of Qigong, there is no analytical research either on the skin surface temperature of thenar eminence of the qi-emission hand, or on the correlation between thenar eminence and central portion of forehead. For the present report, skin surface temperature changes of the hand and central portion of forehead during the qi-emission task by an expert, who has been practicing Qigong for about 40 years, were measured and analyzed. Consequently, it was discovered that there was a significant difference (p<0.01) and a strong negative correlation (r=-0.91) between central portion of forehead and the thenar eminence of the qi-emission hand. However, no significant difference and correlation were seen between right-and-left laogong. Moreover, as a result of comparing the average temperature slope for one minute in the middle of the qi-emission task and comparison task period, there was a significant difference in the right thenar eminence (p<0.05) and central portion of forehead (p<0.001), and no significant difference in first finger, right and left laogong where considered as a region emitting qi.