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Unique changes found on the Qi Gong (Chi Gong) Master's and patient's body during Qi Gong treatment; their relationships to certain meridians & acupuncture points and the re-creation of therapeutic Qi Gong states by children & adults.
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PMID:  2568074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changes taking place in both Qi Gong Masters and their patients during Qi Gong treatment were evaluated using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. During the Qi Gong state, on the Qi-Gong Master's body, as well as the body of the patient being treated, acupuncture points CV5 (Shi Men) and CV6 (Qi Hai)-- located below the umbilicus-- show changes from +4 in the pre-Qi Gong state to between -3 and -4 during the Qi Gong state. Before and after the Qi Gong, there is a normal +4 response to the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test at these acupuncture points. Similar changes were also observed on acupuncture points CV17 (Shan Zhong), CV 22 (Tian Tu), Yin Tang (at an area just between the eyebrows: the pituitary gland representation area, colloquially known as the "third eye") and GV20(Bai Hui), the entire pericardium meridian & triple burner meridian, their acupuncture points, the adrenal glands, testes, ovaries and perineum, as well as along the entire spinal vertebrae, particularly on and above the 12th thoracic vertebra, medulla oblongata, pons, and the intestinal representation areas of the brain located just above and behind the upper ear. Using these findings as criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of reaching the Qi Gong state, we were able to reproduce during the experimental trials similar changes in ourselves and the patient being treated with therapeutic effects comparable to those of the Qi Gong Master. Beneficial effects of external Qi Gong treatment given by a Qi Gong practitioner 1 to 3 times for 10-20 seconds each (although most Qi Gong masters take 3-20 minutes per treatment) often resulted in improvement of circulation and lowering of high blood pressure, as well as relaxation of spastic muscles, relief of pain, and enhanced general well-being, all of which resemble acupuncture effects. In order to reproduce the same procedure with others, we selected 4 children ranging between 8 and 11 years of age who had no knowledge of Qi Gong or Oriental medicine. One of these four children, the 8 year old, was able to consistently reach the same Qi Gong state after less than a half day and another child, 11, after less than 2 days. Within a week, the other two were sometimes able to reproduce the Qi Gong state but not always. Using the Qi Gong state thus obtained, it was found that this type of Qi Gong energy is directed to specific directions from the hand and can even penetrate wooden or metal doors.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)
Y Omura; T L Lin; L Debreceni; B M Losco; S Freed; T Muteki; C H Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0360-1293     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Electrother Res     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-03     Completed Date:  1989-08-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610364     Medline TA:  Acupunct Electrother Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy / methods*
Breast Neoplasms / therapy
Medicine, Chinese Traditional
Middle Aged
Muscle Spasticity / therapy
Pain / therapy
Physical Stimulation
Reproducibility of Results
Urinary Tract Infections / therapy

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