Energy research in the past, and modern energy research
Videos- Introduction to Qigong and Master Duan
Interesting article on the history of energy researches
From a site called PubMed, National Library of medicine
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan.
It is generally accepted that more than 10(-6) gauss order magnetism was not detected in normal human condition. However, we detected 10(-3) gauss (mGauss) order bio-magnetic field strength from the palm in special persons who emitted External Qi ("Chi" or "Ki"). This detection was possible by special arranged magnetic field detection system, consisted of a pair of 2 identical coils with 80,000 turns and a high sensitivity amplifier. Each of the coils were rolled 80,000 turns accurately, and were connected in series in opposite direction, actuating as a gradiometer. We measure bio-magnetic field strength in 37 subjects with this detection system. The only 3 subjects of them exhibited strong bio-magnetic field of 2 to 4 mGauss in frequency range of 4 to 10 Hz. This magnetic field strength was greater than that of normal human bio-magnetism by 1,000 times at least. A simultaneous measurement of bio-magnetic field strength and its corresponding bio-electric current was examined in one subject. During exhibiting such strong bio-magnetism, its corresponding electric current was not detectable. Therefore, the extra-ordinary large bio-magnetic field strength can not derive from internal body current alone, hence the origin of the large bio-magnetism is still unknown. We suppose that the extraordinary large bio-magnetic field strength might be originated from "Qi" energy in the oriental medicine or in the oriental traditional philosophy.
Article from Spectrum Diabetes
Electromagnetic frequency measurements recorded at each chakra vary in oscillations from 100 to 1,600 cycles per second (each chakra functions within a certain frequency range) in a physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy person.10 In an extremely ill person, there may be little oscillation detected at one or more of the chakra sites. The third chakra should hold the most interest for people with diabetes because it includes the area in which the pancreas is found.
Articles about energy development technology
Heat and electricity seem part of the spectrum of qi. It is why hot will go to cold and vice versa, and not something else. Energy expresses itself according to qi balance.
In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators' shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering.
If body temperatures continue to drop under these conditions, death can result. But it was not long before steam began rising from the sheets. As a result of body heat produced by the monks during meditation, the sheets dried in about an hour.
Attendants removed the sheets, then covered the meditators with a second chilled, wet wrapping. Each monk was required to dry three sheets over a period of several hours.
Why would anyone do this? Herbert Benson, who has been studying g Tum-mo for 20 years, answers that "Buddhists feel the reality we live in is not the ultimate one. There's another reality we can tap into that's unaffected by our emotions, by our everyday world. Buddhists believe this state of mind can be achieved by doing good for others and by meditation. The heat they generate during the process is just a by-product of g Tum-mo meditation."They also documented monks spending a winter night on a rocky ledge 15,000 feet high in the Himalayas. The sleep-out took place in February on the night of the winter full moon when temperatures reached zero degrees F. Wearing only woolen or cotton shawls, the monks promptly fell asleep on the rocky ledge, They did not huddle together and the video shows no evidence of shivering. They slept until dawn then walked back to their monastery.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...st_uids=8070042Instructor in Psychology Sara Lazar, a Benson colleague, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brains of meditators at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The subjects were males, aged 22-45, who had practiced a form of advanced mediation called Kundalini daily for at least four years. In these experiments, the obstacles of cold and isolation were replaced by the difficulties of trying to meditate in a cramped, noisy machine. However, the results, published in the May 15, 2000, issue of the journal NeuroReport, turned out to be significant.
"Lazar found a marked decrease in blood flow to the entire brain," Benson explains. "At the same time, certain areas of the brain became more active, specifically those that control attention and autonomic functions like blood pressure and metabolism. In short, she showed the value of using this method to record changes in the brain's activity during meditation."
Qi and sound
Can students in an intensive Qigong training increase the output of low frequency sound from their hands after one week of training?
***To answer this question (and others), 29 Americans traveled to China. The strength of their low frequency sound emission was measured before and after the training at the Institute of TV and Electro-Acoustics, a national institute of technology and standards. Prof. Lu Yanfang, who conducted the seminal research on low frequency sound emission two decades ago, conducted the testing. (The results of testing performed in this lab 15 years ago are included at the end of this paper.) In her research she had found that Qigong masters, powerful healers in China were able to emit powerful bursts of low frequency sound, 100 to 1000 times as strong as average individuals.
Scientific evidence of the reality of external qi
http://www.jackrisk.ca/QigongandHealing.htmlAccelerating or Decelerating the Growth of Biological Subjects
This is one of the most commonly documented effects of conscious intent on living organisms in both the Eastern and Western literature. The studies reported under this category include the acceleration of seed germination and plant growth rate [79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89]; a directional increase/decrease in the growth rate of in-vitro cancer cell cultures like human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell line (CNE-2), human breast cancer cell lines, lung cancer cells (SPC-A1), liver cancer cell line (BEL-7402), erythroleukemia (K562), promyelocytic leukemia, CNE-2, SGC-7901 gastric adenocarcinoma, spleen cells of mice and lung tumor cell line (LA-795), etc. [90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 1]; bi-directional effects on the growth of bacterial cultures such as E-coli [95,96] and Salmonella typhimurium ; and inhibition of in-vivo tumor growth in mice [94, 98, 99].
The typical in-vitro study involved randomly dividing laboratory-prepared cancer cells or other cultures into groups with at least one group being treated with intention or external bio-energy (like external qi), plus one or two control groups. Sometimes, one group was treated by a sham healer (person without training in bioenergy healing).
In vivo-models most commonly used mice inoculated with cancerous cells, which were then randomly divided into various groups with one group being treated by external qi or other spiritual healing method for a set period of time. The control group could be either non-treatment or sham treatment. Then tumor size and the survival time were measured as the outcomes.
Physical signal detectors. (a) Infrared radiation was detected 50 cm. from the hand of a Qigong healer. (b) When a Qigong healer emitted Qi to a patient, an AGA thermogram could display the entire procedure of Qi emission by reading the thermal flow moving from his arm to his palm and finally to his finger tips. Then the surface temperature of the patient's afflicted area, although one meter away from the healer, was raised by 3 degrees C. (c) Using a microwave radiation meter in 50 trials of emissions from a Qigong healer, formal records of radiation curves were recorded in 28 trials whereas the control group reported no change. (d) There was significant difference between the typical curves of magnetic signals during Qi emission by Qigong practitioners than during simulated Qi emission by non-practitioners. (e) Significantly higher infrasonic (<16Hz) sound pressure was recorded from the Qigong healer group than from the control group. (f) Other exploratory studies have used Gamma ray, microwave, high frequency X- ray and other detectors with positive results.
Chemical dynamic methods. External Qi can affect the dynamic process of chemical reactions, for example by accelerating the reaction process. Qigong healers can speed up the reaction time by 400%.
Biological materials. More comprehensive results are produced using biological detectors, e.g. liver cancer cells, lung cancer cell cultures, cells of living organisms, blood plasma, Vitamin C, DNA synthesis of liver cancer cells, FAB protein crystals, E-coli bacteria, tumour cells in mice, hepatitis B virus in vitro, and the inhibition of growth of human liver cancer cells. Tree leaves connected by probes to a signal amplifier registered the Qi emitted by a healer's hands at 50 cm. at several times stronger than baseline. The germination and growth of various plant seeds can be significantly accelerated. The growth of E-coli bacteria can be inhibited or accelerated according to the intent of the Qigong healer. Several studies show an inhibitory effect of external Qi on human cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo.
Living sensors. Many studies have been carried out on various species, largely to respond to the criticism that Qigong healing relies on psychological suggestion. (a) External Qi has a significant inhibitory effect on cancer cells in tumour-bearing mice. (b) Qi can prolong the lives of laboratory flies. (c) Animal studies on hypertension and diabetes show positive results. (d) In one study, 18 pigs with surgically induced paralysis were divided into three equal groups. One group received Qigong healing within twelve hours, three treatments for the first week and two treatments daily for 84 days. Another group started Qigong treatment seven days after the injury and received two treatments a day for 84 days. A third group was the control with no treatment. After 90 days the first group could walk around freely and two of them could run and jump. In the second group all but one pig could stand and one could run. In the control group none of the pigs could stand up and only two had some avoidance response to stimulation.
Human bodies. Frequently reported and well-documented successes in Qigong therapy include: the complete remission of degenerative disc diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, myoma of the uterus, cataracts, asthma, shoulder peripheral neuritis, significant improvement in fractures, cardiovascular diseases, irregular pulse, hemi-paralysis "and many more too numerous to list here." One of the common characteristics of these diseases is that they are considered incurable by Western medicine.
http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/2/3/387Growth Inhibition of Cultured Human Liver Carcinoma Cells by Ki-energy (Life-energy): Scientific Evidence for Ki-effects on Cancer Cells
Analytic review of studies on the effects of External Qi
Study on meditation and brainwaves
Qi theory fits in well with scientific discoveries
Here's a interesting article. It really seems to be on the right track for future development. The future is in energy and fields of energy-
I doubt there's enough money in external qigong for a company to control external qi though.
Meridians being discovered by machines?
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I found those articles to be fairly interesting,
ABHORRENT IDEAS IN SCIENCE. Lol
Machine that affects a limited amount of the energies in the body
It can make you involuntarily flap around. It measures skin resistance and then changes it's current and the person can't adapt. So in other words, you feel real energy from this machine, not just a vague belief"Direct action on the affected areas results in rhythmical contraction of a large number of the myofibrils of the skeletal muscles and smooth muscles of the blood vessel walls. "