本報告で自己健康法として提案する統合身体制御法(Integratesd Body Control Method with Image, Breatg, Intention, Consciousness, Cognition, Qi and Healing: IBC Method, IBC法)は、イメージ法(Image)、呼吸法(Breath)、意思(Intention)、意識(Consciousness)、認知(Cognition)、気(Qi)の流れとヒーリング(Healing)を統合して、「より多くの血液、栄養、免疫機能、気等を身体全体や患部へ意識的に送ろう」とする自分の積極的なイメージ、意思と意識を重要視して、実際の身体変化を認知し、積極的に自分の身体を変えていく方法である。IBC法は[緊張、能動的注意集中]と[弛緩、受動的注意集中]の瞬時の切り替えを繰り返し、交感神経と副交感神経のバランスを整える。IBC法はすぐに、かつ、急激に血圧、心拍数、血流量、体温、発汗量等を変化させる。IBC法は、器官、細胞、皮膚、神経等の再生能力、免疫、自然治癒力、新陳代謝等の身体機能を向上させることにより、自律神経失調症、肩凝り、痛み等の病気や神経損傷他の怪我の治療に利用できる可能性があり、心身を健康にするために利用できるものと期待される。
For hospitalized patients who cannot freely walk outdoors, we have proposed a new gait training system using a virtual environment simulator in which the scene reflected in the HMD (head mounted display) changes with walking. We have studied the association of electrical bio-information with various stresses, and a positive correlation between healing music and stress resolution has been obtained by pulse wave measurements. We developed equipment which measures pulse wave and heart rate and installed it in the virtual environment simulator. Then the conditions of the user were obtained while undergoing gait training, and the bio-information was feed back to control the gait training system.
This study investigates the thermal distribution quantity in the human dorsum to assess relaxation effects. The thermal distribution in the dorsum was measured with an infrared thermal imaging camera. We developed software to transform the measured thermal images into a standard image shape. The transformed thermal images were divided into 21 regions. The average, maximum and standard deviations of temperature in each of the 21 regions were calculated statistically. We also studied changes of the thermal distribution in relation to room temperature, circadian rhythm, fat value and artifacts. For other experiments requiring measurements, the subjects removed their clothing and measurements were made at a room temperature of more than 26 ℃. The thermal distribution was stable from 2 PM to 5 PM. The average temperature in the 21 regions was also related to the fat value (r=-0.75). Changes of thermal distribution in the dorsum were measured when 7 male subjects (average age, 39.7 years) were given MPT (MOA purifying therapy). The thermal distribution was also measured when the subjects lay on a bed in a prone position (control experiment). The average temperature of the MPT experiment increased more then the control experiment. Therefore, the thermal distribution analysis of the dorsum is a useful method to assess relaxation effects.
In Chinese medicine, "treatment of predisposition to disease" has been considered as the sole and supreme treatment. 'Treatment of predisposition to disease" means a treatment to prevent disease, in other words, preservation and recovery of health (primary prevention). "Predisposition to disease" from the viewpoint of Western medicine is an unorganized disease condition (pre-clinical stage) which mainly consists of obscure functional symptoms (the so-called general malaise). Chinese medicine regards such a condition as blood stagnation (Oketsu). Thus, the authors attempted objectification of blood stagnation through an interdisciplinary and scientific approach and succeeded in translating blood stagnation into a scientific concept at the interface between Chinese and Western medicine.
The International Society of life Information Science (ISLIS) is to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Founding in autumn 2005. ISLIS seeks to realize the paradigm shift from material-oriented science and technology to a new paradigm including the conscio
In Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, points which brought about the dramatic effect for the block injection was discovered. The point was variously examined by clinician and researcher. Travell of U.S.A. called it Trigger point (the following, TP), and systematized in the latter half of twentieth century. In the present century, TP is deeply related to the concept of acupoint, and seemed to come to offer the clue in which TP clarified the entity of acupoint. In present time, I want to examine the entity of acupoint from the aspect of TP phenomenon.
Changes in the mind and body by arranging a flower and flower appreciation are measured from photoplethsimograms and replies to a questionnaire by visitors to Pacific Flora 2004. Estimated aging index of blood vessels (BVAge), wave heights and pulse rates are calculated from fingertip photoplethysmograms and their second derivative. BVAge values are significantly decreased by flower arrangement and flower appreciation. Principal component analysis is applied for I O questions. The high healing impression (high value of the first principal component points) group shows a remarkable change from appreciation of a self arranged flower compared to a low healing impression group.
The author has developed a wave generation device which consists of gold platinum and silver plates arranged in a condenser, which is believed to be emitting unique qi. When this device was applied to the human body, effects similar to qi effects were obtained. The author adopted experimental methods focusing on changes in blood flow utilizing a phase-contrast microscope and xenon CT instead of the previous methods utilizing O rings, electroencephalograph and thermoography. Previous research studies and experiments concerning characteristics of qi, qi transmission changes in blood flow in the brain and the effects of removing harmful things from the human body were reviewed for the present paper.
Two electromagnetic waves having the same wavelength propagate, meet as they travel, and then are nullified in an instant by interference; next wave fronts are produced from this nullified point and the electromagnetic waves continue to propagate forward. Exactly what is the electromagnetically nullified point? It is well known that the most of the magnetic fields produced by nerve excitement currents in a living body are nullified by interference. We previously pointed out the significance of investigating biomedical influences of interference nullified fields (in other words, interference opposed-fields) in research on the qigong mechanism, and we reported the experimental fact that 65kHz interference opposed-fields produced by a coil had significant biomedical influences. However, biomedical influences by interference opposed-fields of scores of Hz (i.e. average frequency levels for nerve excitement currents) have not been investigated yet. In the present experiment, we examined influences for 30Hz magnetic opposed-fields produced by a non-induction coil on rectal temperatures and swimming activities of mice. We found that the fields had significant biomedical effects, and this suggested that the fields actually existed in the physical world, although they were nullified mathematically. We thought there would be a possibility that the interference opposed-fields produced by currents flowing in a living body such as a qigong healer would have biomedical influences on other bodies, without actually physically touching or invading them.