Qigong's suggestive effect seen in EEG

Author: Kawano Kimiko
Information Processing Center for Medical Sciences, Nippon Medical School, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan [1]
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 99 , Word Count: 210

Qigong has been already well-known in Japan. The effect of the emitted qi and hypnosis are caused by suggestion. Sixteen channels of electroencephalograms (EEGs) during the emission of qi and hypnosis were studied. Three Chinese qigong masters and three healthy Japanese subjects and a Japanese hypnotist and six receivers worked together. A double-blind test was adopted so the qi-receivers as well as the researchers could not know the time when the qigong masters emitted their qi.

I have previously reported that during the emission of qi (l) The alpha waves of the qigong masters appeared on the frontal area. (2) Those frontal alpha waves synchronized with the occipital alpha. (3) The beta waves showed the specific pattern on the topography, and (4) These changes in the EEGs of the qigong masters appeared as similar changes in the EEGs of their subjects.

Under the double-blind test conditions, no clear synchronized changes were found in the beta waves. However, the effects of (l) and (2) were observed clearly in all receivers. During hypnosis led by means of non-verbal method, the beta waves of the subjects still appeared on the linguistic area. These results indicate that hypnosis is the verbal suggestion at all, while qi is not a so-called placebo, but something that can be transmitted transpersonally.