Double-blind tests of qi transmission from qigong masters to untrained volunteers: (1) an outline of simultaneous polygraph measurements, biochemical blood tests, and psychological tests

Author: Kashiwasake Masaki
Hamamatsu Photonics K. K. Tsukuba Research Laboratory
Conference/Journal: Japanese Mind-Body Science
Date published: 1993
Other: Volume ID: 2 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 81-87 , Special Notes: Article in Japanese , Word Count: 161

An outline of our collaborative research to investigate the existence of external Qi is described. Qi transmission from Chinese qigong masters to healthy Japanese volunteers (adult males) was investigated by simultaneous polygraph measurements (electroencephalograms, peripheral blood flow rate, meridian function, and electromagnetic emission), biochemical blood tests, and psychological tests double-blind test conditions. These were used to distinguish between the effects due to qigong on the volunteers and those due to self hypnotic suggestion by the volunteers. The results showed synchronization between the transmitters and receivers in their EEGs and AMIs, a remarkable increase in the electromagnetic emission from the receiver, and an increase in the number of white blood corpuscles of the transmitter. These results indicate the existence of external qi. On the other hand, psychological tests showed that the qigong masters had subconscious desires to influence other people and that their psychology had a strong affinity with the affect-drive impulse. These findings typified the psychological characteristics of the qigong masters.