Effects of emitted qi on inhibition of human NPC cell line and DNA synthesis

Author: Chen Xiaojun 1//Gao Qiyuan 1//Jao Xianrong 1//Zhang Jinmei 2//Huang Canxin 3//Fan Xiuque 3
Cancer Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China [1] //Dept Physiology,Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China [2] //Qigong Association of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China [3]
Conference/Journal: 3rd Nat Acad Conf on Qigong Science
Date published: 1990
Other: Pages: 79 , Word Count: 185

The Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) is very common in China and about 80% of the NPC cases in the world were found in China. Especially Guangdong province is the area of the highest NPC mobility. In order to search a new way to treat NPC with Chinese traditional medicine the present study was designed to obtain information about the effects of emitted qi on human NPC cell line (CNE-2) observing the cell growth inhibition and H^3-TdR incorporation inhibition of emitted qi and the changes in the cell structure by microscope and electromicroscope. The growth inhibition rates of 4 experimental groups were 43% (P<0.05), 33% (P<0.05), 60% (P<0.01), AND 36% (P<0.05) respectively; the H^3-TdR incorporation inhibition rates of 6 times of experiment were 30% (P<0.01), 22% (P<0.01), 35% (P<0.001), 30% (P<0.001), 53% (P<0.001), and 39% (P<0.01) respectively. The cellular and subcellublar structure of the experimental group was not significantly different from the control group. These data suggested that emitted qi can inhibit the cell growth and DNA synthesis of the CNE-2 cells, and provide information that qigong waiqi might be used to treat NPC patients in the future.