Author: Ye Ming//Shen Jiaqi//Yang Yuanjin//Fan Juefen//Liu Guizheng//Wu Xiaohong
Qigong Institute, Shanghai Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 48 , Word Count: 240
We have studied the in vitro effect of the emitted qi on human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Qigong master. qigong exercisers and non-qigong exercisers were tested for their potential of the emitted qi on the function and surface markers of the lymphocytes. The participants were told to act as if they were thinking of 'nourishing' or 'killing' the cells.
Specimens which were not treated by the emitted qi were tested as the controls, and the percentages of Iymphoblast transforming cells, total E rosette forming cells (Et • RFC),
active E rosette forming cells (Ea • RFC) and the polylayer Et • RFC and Ea • RFC were used as indicators. A total of 10 experiments, 50 indicators per group, were performed.
The results showed that the qi emitted by qigong exercisers caused significant changes of the function or surface markers of the lymphocytes, which were 4l/50 (82%) and 35/50 (70%) respectively (P< 0. 05), and the coincident rate of thinking of 'nourishing' or 'killing'in these two groups were 34/50 (68%) and 22/50 (44%) respectively (P<O.01).
The qi emitted from the non-qigong exercisers caused little change of the above indicators, the rate being 2/50 (4 %). There was a significant difference between this group and the master's group or the qigong exercisers' group (P<O.001).
In the aspect of thinking, the coincident rate of the 'killing' group was higher than the 'nourishing' group (P<O.01) . And the Ea • RFC and polylayer Ea • RFC were the most sensitive indicators toward the effect of the 'emitted qigong'.