Healing with qigong and quantitative effects of qigong measured by a muscle test.

Author: Sancier KM//Chow EPY
Qigong Institute, Menlo Park, California
Conference/Journal: J Amer College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Date published: 1989
Other: Volume ID: 7 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 13-19 , Word Count: 218

Part 1 describes two case studies to illustrate the healing power of the Chow System which includes qigong.

Part 2 is a quantitative study of the effects of certain qigong maneuvers related to healing on the body
energy of eight subjects. Changes in body energy were inferred from an arm muscle test that was made after each of a given sequence of six qigong maneuvers given to each of the subjects Measurements were made of the time dependence of the force required to
lower the subject's arms and of the arm height. The qigong maneuver was a nonverbal process initiated
by qigong master Dr. Chow whose intention was to weaken (disperse) or strengthen (tonify) the body
energy of the subject. Related qigong maneuvers are used in healing to balance the body energy. The time
duration of the resistance to the downward force was used a parameter to characterize the body energy.
The results show that the subjects' resistance to the downward force was decreased by an energy dispersing maneuver and restored by an energy tonifying maneuver. Statistical analysis of the group of subjects shows that the means of the time duration
for the dispersed and tonified slates were significantly different (P). These findings have consequence in diverse fields, such as chiropractic, psycho- neuroimmunology, bioenergetics, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and health care.