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Effects of in vitro and in vivo Qi-therapy on neutrophil superoxide generation in healthy male subjects.
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PMID:  14587884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study investigated the effects of in vitro and in vivo Korean ChunSoo Qi-Energy Healing on neutrophil superoxide generation. Neutrophil superoxide generation was measured by a chemiluminescence assay. Superoxide generation was significantly increased in vitro by emitted Qi-therapy (QT) of 60-second duration and 150-second duration compared to control (1.59-fold for 60 seconds, p < 0.05; 1.50-fold for 150 seconds, p < 0.05). Neutrophil superoxide generation increased significantly immediately after 5 minutes of QT in vivo (1.42-fold, p < 0.05). These results show that QT in vivo and in vitro has an acute stimulatory effect on neutrophil superoxide generation. This study provides direct scientific support that Qi as such may positively affect human innate immunity.
Myeong Soo Lee; Seong Min Jeong; Hye-Sook Jang; Hoon Ryu; Sun-Rock Moon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of Chinese medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0192-415X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Chin. Med.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-31     Completed Date:  2004-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901431     Medline TA:  Am J Chin Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570-749, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Neutrophils / metabolism*
Reference Values
Superoxides / metabolism*
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