The Science of
For those who are
interested, there is a growing body of research that demonstrates
the science behind arts like Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation. To
see the latest research, go to PubMed (a free database accessing
references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics) and
see what comes up. Click the links below to search each term. Pay
attention to how many studies there are, listed at the top
of the search results:
PubMed only lets
you read the abstracts, but here are a few scientific papers that
you can read in full.
Multifaceted Health Benefits of Medical Qigong
by Kenneth M. Sancier, Ph.D., Devatara Holman MS, MA,
It is a challenge for the Western mind to
understand the function of Qi in the context of bodily
functions as defined by science. According to Chinese
medicine and Qigong theory, Qi has an infinite number of
functions in the body.
Exploratory Studies of Qigong Therapy for
Cancer in China
by Kevin Chen, PhD, MPH, and Raphael
The authors reviewed more than 50 studies
of qigong therapy for cancer in China, in 3 categories:
clinical studies on cancer patients, in vitro studies on
laboratory-prepared cancer cells, and in vivo studies on
cancer-infected animals. Most of the clinical studies
involved observation of cancer patients’ self-practice
of qigong. Qigong therapy is an area that is often
neglected by mainstream medicine and research, but our
review strongly suggests that qigong deserves further
study as a supplement to conventional cancer treatment.
The Anti-Aging Benefits of Qigong
by Kenneth Sancier, Ph.D.
In the early 1980’s, scientists in China
began to study the medical benefits claimed for qigong.
Since then, research on hundreds of medical applications
of qigong have been reported in Chinese literature. Of
special interest for the present article are clinical
reports of the medical benefits of qigong that claim to
retard or reverse some diseases associated with aging.
Effects of Qigong Therapy on Arthritis
by Kevin W. Chen, Ph.D., & Tianjun Liu
Patients with chronic pain, like
arthritis, are increasingly seeking alternatives to
Western medicine. Many have benefited from acupuncture,
a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy. TCM theory
purports that arthritis is due to a blockage of the qi
flow. Qigong therapy, like acupuncture, is said to alter
qi flow and strengthen internal qi, either through self
practice or through external qi emission.
Impact of qigong exercise on
self-efficacy and other cognitive perceptual variables
in patients with essential Hypertension.
by Lee MS, Lim HJ.
The purpose of this study was to
investigate the impact of practicing qigong on
middle-age subjects with essential hypertension. Impacts
on blood pressure, reported self-efficacy, perceived
benefit, and emotion were observed.
Qi and Bioelectromagnetic Energy
by Randall L. Waechter
The Chinese concept of Qi Energy is not
easily translated into western thought or
language. It has been defined as ‘vital energy’, ‘air,
breath or steam energy’, ‘life force’, and ‘living
essence’. Qi is all of these and none of them. “It is
that which differentiates life from death, inanimate
from animate. To live is to have Qi in every part of
your body. To die is to be a body without Qi.
Medical Applications of Qigong and
Emitted Qi on Humans, Animals, Cell Cultures, and
Plants: Review of Selected Scientific Research
by Kenneth M. Sancier PhD. and Bingkun Hu
In the past few years, many studies have
been conducted to investigate the scientific basis of
Chinese Qigong and emitted Qi and to document their
medical benefits. Most of this information has been
generated in China and published in Chinese. For the
benefit of Western scientists and medical practitioners,
we discuss selected scientific reports pertaining to the
effects of Qigong exercise and emitted Qi that were
presented at two international conferences held in 1990.
Certain Physical Manifestation and
Effects of External Qi of Yan Xin Life Science
by Xin Yan, Feng Lu, Hongjian Jiang,
Xinqi Wu, Wei Cao, Zhenqin Xia, Hua Shen, Jun Wang, Ming
Dao, Hui Lin, Runsheng Zhu
This paper reviews a portion of the data
generated via the external qi emitted by Dr. Yan Xin.
According to the different circumstances, external qi of
Dr. Yan Xin can display different attributes such as
being distance transcending, bidirectional, reversible
or targeting. Although external qi of Yan Xin Life
Science Technology has not been identified with any of
the four known and accepted fundamental physical forces,
its influence on physical reality is robustly confirmed.
Sabah December 2016