Double-blind test of qi transmission from qigong masters to untrained volunteers: (4) results of peripheral blood flow rate, skin electric potential, and meridian function measurements, during qi transmission

Author: Kobayashi Keisuke//Itagaki Yoshiko
Psychosomatic Science Laboratory
Conference/Journal: Japanese Mind-Body Science
Date published: 1993
Other: Volume ID: 2 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 113-124 , Special Notes: Article in Japanese , Word Count: 161

A series of double blind polygraphic measurements were performed in electric shield by a project team of from the Japanese Society for Mind-Body Science on qi transmitter-receiver pairs to verify the external qi transmission phenomena. This article reports the results from the peripheral blood flood flow rate and meridian function measurements The skin electric potential changes at CV 5 acupoints measured by a vibrating capacitance electrometer are also reported. The results on the mean blood flow rate, and Fourier spectrum of the blood flow rate clearly show synchronous changes between the transmitter-receiver pairs under conditions of qi transmission. The meridian functions also show distinguishable synchronous changes In spite of the electric shield installed between the transmitter and the receiver. On the basis of the present double blind experiments, it is concluded that external qigong performance is quite different from hypnosis in which suggestion and leading play dominant roles It is also concluded that electric fields play no role in external qi transmission.