Mind, body, and beyond: a hypothesis on the mechanism of qi -- the resonance of the human body

Author: Yeh Tseliang
Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Lansing, Michigan, USA [1]
Conference/Journal: 1st Int Cong of Qigong
Date published: 1990
Other: Pages: 117 , Word Count: 205

It is proposed that 'QI' is the result of the resonance of the human body physiological system. This resonance of the physiological system consists of two interacting resonance waves: the pressure wave, 'YIN QI', due to molecular transport and the electromagnetic wave, 'YANG QI', as a result of electric polarization changes inside the human body. The geometry of this resonance system, as described in traditional Chinese medical literature as the location of acupuncture points and meridians of QI flow, is dictated mainly by the physical shape of the human body. Every cell of the human body plays an active role in this resonance system. The cells react in coherence to the resonating force field of the system and contribute actively to sustain the strength of the resonance. Therefore, this resonance system maintains the coherence of the differentiated physiological functions of the organs inside the human body, and the efficiency of this resonance system determines the vitality of individual cells as well as the person as a whole. Applying this hypothesis, the author is able to explain the sensation of QI, the healing mechanism of acupuncture, fundamental principles for the selection of acupuncture points for treatment, and many extra ordinary capabilities made possible by practicing QI.