Effect of emitted qi on mouse spleen cells and tumor cells in vitro

Author: Gu Ligang 1//Yan Xuanzuo 1//Tao Jundi 1//Zhang Li 1//Xu Yin 1//Zhou Yong 1//Hai Neihou 2//Zhong Xulong 2//Lian Shanhe 2
Affiliation: Institute of Qigong Science, Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China [1] //Tangshan Health Institute for Women and Children, Hebei Province, China [2]
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 28 , Word Count: 281


This paper will report the enhanced effect of the emitted qi of qigong in vitro on the proliferative response to concanavalin A (Con A) and interleukin-2 (IL-2) production of murine spleen cell and inhibitory effect on 3H-TdR incorporation into DNR of the mouse H-22 ascites tumor cells.

1. The effect of the emitted qi on the proliferative response of spleen cell to Con A stimulation: The emitted qi could not directly stimulate the proliferation of the mouse spleen cells. However, the modulating action on proliferation of the mouse spleen cells to Con A could be increased by the message of the emitted qi; the 3H-TdR incorporation cpm of the experiment group was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<O.001). To the contrary, there was a inhibitory modulating action by the message of the emitted qi; the 3H TdR incorporation cpm of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group (P<O. 02).

2. The effect of the emitted qi on IL-2 production of the mouse spleen cell:The production of IL-2 in the mouse spleen cell could be increased by emitted qi. IL-2 activity was measured by 3H-TdR incorporation into active Iymphocytes. The difference was significant in comparing the experiment group with the control group (P<O.001).

3. The inhibitory effect of the emitted qi on 3H-TdR incorporation into DNR of the mouse H-22 ascites tumor cells: In this study the experimental tumor cells received emitted qi for 15 mins. The control tumor cells did not receive that. The result showed that cpm of the experimental tumor cells significantly reduced (P<O.001) . It suggested that emitted qi had inhibitory effect on the tumor cell proliferation.

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