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Magic James Randi called Chunyi Lin a fake before he knew anything about Chunyi Lin! Randi didn't even want to test Chunyi Lin even though Chunyi
Lin has said he is willing to do any tests by scientists and Chunyi Lin has a new study on him done by the Mayo Clinic -- the top hospital in the
Sounds like you don't know much about CSICOP (or whatever they've changed their name to now)....
The ancient taboo is still active today. Members of religious congregations often encounter direct prohibitions. Within academe, derision and ridicule
enforce the taboo—and CSI serves as an agent of enforcement. But the stigma of the paranormal is not just any taboo. It’s fundamental to the
nature of taboo itself. Freud had some insight into this. Drawing upon anthropological findings, in Totem and Taboo he noted that:
As I've already stated the Mayo Clinic -- the top hospital in the world, just finished a study verifying qigong:
and Spring Forest Qigong
Two new research studies, one by doctors at the Mayo Clinic, have found Spring Forest Qigong techniques effective in relieving Chronic Pain. A brief
synopsis of each study is below. The studies are soon to be published. We will provide complete information as soon as it becomes available.
External Qigong for Chronic Pain,
Results from a Randomized Controlled Clinical Study
Jamia Hill, RN, DC; Anne Vincent, MD,
Stephen Cha, PhD., Nisha Manek, MD, MRCP
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Chronic pain is highly prevalent in the general population. Adequate clinical management of chronic pain is an ongoing challenge and a purely
pharmaceutical approach has proven inadequate. We investigated the efficacy of external Qigong [Spring Forest Qigong technique] as an adjunctive
treatment for chronic pain.
Subjects with chronic pain who received external Qigong experienced reduction in pain intensity following each Qigong treatment. This is especially
impressive given the long duration of pain in the majority of subjects."
There are hundreds of qigong studies published in peer-reviewed science journals:
Journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
External Qi of Yan Xin Qigong induces G2/M arrest and apoptosis of androgen-independent prostate cancer cells by inhibiting Akt and NF-κB pathways
Volume 310, Numbers 1-2 / March, 2008, Pages 227-234
Xin Yan1, 2, Hua Shen2, Hongjian Jiang3, Chengsheng Zhang4, Dan Hu5, Jun Wang2 and Xinqi Wu3
(1) Institute of Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chongqing, China
(2) New Medical Science Research Institute, New York, NY, USA
(3) Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
(4) McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
(5) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Long-term clinical observations and ongoing studies have shown antitumor effects of external Qi of Yan Xin Qigong (YXQG-EQ) that originated from
traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In order to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the antitumor effects of YXQG-EQ, we investigate the
effects of YXQG-EQ on growth and apoptosis in androgen-independent prostate cancer PC3 cells. We found that exposure to YXQG-EQ led to G2/M arrest
associated with reduced cyclin B1 expression and apoptosis in PC3 cells. YXQG-EQ treatment inhibited constitutive and epidermal growth factor-induced
Akt phosphorylation, basal and TNF-α-induced NF-κB activation, and downregulated anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL expression. In contrast, exposure
to YXQG-EQ increased phosphorylation of Akt and Erk1/2 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), and had no cytotoxic effect on either HUVEC
or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). These results indicate that YXQG-EQ has profound effects on growth and apoptosis of prostate cancer
cells by targeting survival pathways including the Akt and NF-κB pathways.
Int J Biochem Cell Biol.
2006;38(12):2102-13. Epub 2006 Jun 27.
External Qi of Yan Xin Qigong differentially regulates the Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathways and is cytotoxic to cancer cells but
not to normal cells.
Yan X, Shen H, Jiang H, Zhang C, Hu D, Wang J, Wu X.
Institute of Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chongqing, PR China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Long-term clinical observations and ongoing studies have shown significant antitumor effect of external Qi of Yan Xin Qigong which originated from
traditional Chinese medicine. In order to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the antitumor effect of external Qi of Yan Xin
Qigong, we have examined its cytotoxic effect on BxPC3 pancreatic cancer cells and its effect on the Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase
pathways. We found that external Qi of Yan Xin Qigong dramatically inhibited basal phosphorylation levels of Akt and extracellular signal-regulated
kinases, epidermal growth factor-mediated phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases, and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity.
External Qi of Yan Xin Qigong also inhibited constitutive and inducible activities of nuclear factor-kappa B, a target of the Akt and epidermal growth
factor receptor pathways. Furthermore, a single 5min exposure of BxPC3 cells to external Qi of Yan Xin Qigong induced apoptosis, accompanied by a
dramatic increase of the sub-G1 cell population, DNA fragmentation, and cleavage of caspases 3, 8 and 9, and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase. Prolonged
treatment with external Qi of Yan Xin Qigong caused rapid lysis of BxPC3 cells. In contrast, treatment of fibroblasts with external Qi of Yan Xin
Qigong induced transient activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases and Akt, and caused no cytotoxic effect. These findings suggest that
external Qi of Yan Xin Qigong may differentially regulate these survival pathways in cancer versus normal cells and exert cytotoxic effects
preferentially on cancer cells, and that it could potentially be a valuable approach for therapy of pancreatic carcinomas.
[edit on 22-2-2010 by drew hempel]