Clinical studies are reviewed to illustrate that qigong can improve the health of people suffering from different chronic medical problems that accelerate the aging process. The focus is on personal practice of qigong exercise to improve many functions of the body, improve health and reverse aging. Clinical studies suggest that a combination therapy of qigong and druges is superior to drug therapy alone, as indicated in the case of two diseases, hypertension and cancer. Qigong therapy can complement Western medicine in many ways to improve healthcare.
A sender and a percipient were separately located in two sense-shielded rooms and extrasensory transfer of information attempted during which the electroencephalogram of the percipient was measured. The sender sent information dur-ing the randomly selected first or second half of a two-minute period, while the percipient attempted to guess both the information sent, and the sending time zone. Over 20 trials, the percipient was unable to guess the correct sending time zones with any statistical significance, but did show a statistically significant difference in the alpha wave ampli-tude in the electroencephalogram between sending and non-sending time zones. This sug-gests the existence of the extrasensory information transfer in the subconscious.
強制的な瞑想誘導による脳への影響を調べるべく、通常は半眼・腹式長呼吸にて行う坐禅瞑想を、あえてアイマスク着用、強圧的呼吸負荷のもとに行った。目隠しにより、α波は増大し(脳活動抑制)、後頭から前頭にかけ、全汎性に出現した。後頭-前頭間のα波lag time (τm)は、目隠しと共に強圧的な呼吸負荷により、長くなる傾向が見られ、一見深い瞑想を思わせた。α波の周波数は、強圧短息呼吸を続ける内、徐々に低くなった。これも曹洞禅などの、深い禅定に見られる傾向である。しかし、このとき眼球の激しい動きに伴うδからθ帯域に属する3〜5Hzの波が頻発し、極度な大脳抑制状態を強引に生み出す危険性を暗示していた。