A forty-five year follow-up EEG study of qigong practice.

Author: Qin Z, Jin Y, Lin S, Hermanowicz NS.
Institue of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Conference/Journal: Int J Neurosci.
Date published: 2009
Other: Volume ID: 119 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 538-52 , Word Count: 97

A follow-up EEG study was conducted on a subject with 50 years of experiences in Qigong. Resting EEG at present showed frontally dominant alpha-1 as compared to occipitally dominant alpha-2 described in 1962. During the Qigong practice alph-1 enhanced quickly and became far more prominent than 50 years ago. Compared with baseline, these activities remained to be higher at rest after the Qigong practice. These results suggest that extended practice in meditation may change the EEG pattern and its underlying neurophysiology. It remains to be explored as to what biological significance and clinical relevance do these physiological changes might mean.