Suppressing tumor progression of in vitro prostate cancer cells by emitted psychosomatic power through Zen meditation

Author: Yu T, Tsai HL, Hwang ML
Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan.
Conference/Journal: Am J Chin Med.
Date published: 2003
Other: Volume ID: 31 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 499-507 , Word Count: 113

Human prostate cancer PC3 cells were treated in vitro with psychosomatic power emitted by a Buddhist-Zen Master. A significant decrease of growth rate was observed as determined by MTT assay after 48 hours. These cells also had two- to three-fold higher levels of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAcP) activity, a prostate tissue-specific differentiation antigen. In addition, the treated cells formed fewer and smaller colonies in soft agar as compared with control cells, which displayed anchorage-independent growth. These observations provide insight into the suppressive effects of healing power through the practice of Buddhist-Zen meditation on tumor progression. The emitted bioenergy may be suggested as an alternative and feasible approach for cancer research and patient treatment.
PMID: 12943181