Thermographic study for qi

Author: Machi Y
Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
Conference/Journal: Japanese Mind-Body Science
Date published: 1993
Other: Volume ID: 2 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 71-80 , Special Notes: Article in Japanese , Word Count: 165

A dozen of qigong masters were examined by a thermographic method. From the results, we found two types in qigong masters were existed; one type was thermal increase in their faces and hands, and the rest was a thermal shrink.

Also in both cases, thermal synchronized phenomena were observed between qi-sender and qi-receiver. From the thermographic data, the temperature responses were analyzed. After starting qi, thermal increase came out in acupuncture spots at first and after a while, the areas of the spots spread. Therefore, it was realized that the acupuncture spots were the most effective for transmitting qi to the other persons using far-infrared communication. At a thermal increasing case, an area surround with same temperature was increasing slowly while the area was decreasing rapidly at the thermal decreasing case.

Also in the case of heating-up, a rapid increment in their heart rate was observed after starting qi. Therefore, we concluded that qigong masters could control their autonomic nerves, especially sympathetic nerves by themselves.