Effects of taoist qigong on the photon emission from the body surface and cells

Author: Liu Yaning 1//Zhao Xinhus 1//Cao Jie 1//Hu Yulan 2//Zhao Yungsheng 2
Xidiaoyutai Hospital, Beijing, China [1] //Chinese Qigong Science Research Society, Beijing, China [2]
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 62 , Word Count: 524

By the ultraweak luminescence measuring technique, we have preliminarily approached the photon emission from qigong masters' body surface before and after the qigong exercise, and explored the effects of qigong on the spontaneous luminescence from cells.

1. The photon emission from the qigong masters' body surface.
A probe of our Single Photon Counter was gently put on the right Laogong (P 8) of the qigong master in a dark room and the emission intensity counts were measured (the spectral response was 300-650nm; the integral times were 10 sec.)
The results showed that when the qigong exercise was being done, the photon emission from the master's Laogong (P 8) was distinctly less than that before the exercise (their counts were X1 = 67, SD1 = 7.3; X2 = 1559, SD2 = 33.7 respectively) (P<0.001). It has been reported that the body spontaneous luminescence in the 300-650nm region is mainly due to lipid peroxidation, corresponding to a consuming process, and the body surface photon emission from the aged smokers and patients suffering from inflammation was evidently greater than that from the healthy persons.
It might be deduced that besides the apparent biological function the qigong exercise may show significant automodulating effects on the masters themselves, i.e. enabling them to enter a highly exciting state, as well as reducing their unnecessary and even harmful body dissipation to a great extent.

2. The effects of qigong on the spontaneous luminescence from cells.
(1) The effect on the 'mitosis radiation' of the bean sprouts Ten bean sprouts were placed on the bottom of a curette, and their luminosity was counted. Then the curette was placed on a qigong master's right Laogong (P 8) and the effect of qigong on them was observed. The comparison of the emission intensities before and after the qigong exercise was: X1= 2510, SD1 = 10.2; X2 = 3122 ,SD2 = 71.3 respectively. It proves that qigong may increase the spontaneous luminescence from the bean sprouts (P< 0.001). Those photon emissions were regarded to be caused by the cell mitosis, so we might consider that qigong is able to promote the root cell division of the bean sprouts.
(2) The effect on the fetal hepatocyte The photon emission from the fetal hepatocyte suspensions (both in 199 culture and in cryoprotective agent, DMSO) and from their control blanks (solutions of 199 culture and DMSO) were measured before and after the qigong exercise. Before and after the exercise, the intensities counts of the two control blanks showed no significant differences (for 199 culture, counts were 119.4±13.2 and 139.5±14.2; for DMSO, 181±22.8 and 194.5±2.3 respectively (P>0.05), but the photon emission from the hepatocyte suspensions after the qigong exercise was obviously greater than that before the exercise (the counts were 647.0±85.1 and 243.3±8.8, 392.3±28.5 and 181.3±15.6 respectively (P<0.001)). Other had no such evident effects on the same cell suspensions.
It should be mentioned that after the qigong exercise and the hepatocyte suspension was remaining standing still for 2 minutes, the luminosity counts decreased to a low level for about 172±2. When the exercise was done again the counts immediately increased up to 239.8±141.1. Then another cessation followed, the counts decreased rapidly down to 174.3±2.1, much lower than those before the qigong exercise (392.3±28.5).
The above data verifies that qigong may enhance the hepatocyte spontaneous luminescence, but its mechanism still needs further investigation.