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Crystallography and theory of fractals as means for Qigong therapeutic method Mey Myao An Mo (Miraculous Touch) impact objectivization in vitro – a preliminary study.

Kudryavtsev I.

MD, the Head of the Laboratory of Integrative Medicine,

Rīga Stradiņš University.

Prezident of the Association of Oriental Gymnastics of Latvia, Medical Qigong teacher.

Member of the Latvian Homoeopatic Association and Liga Medicorum Homoeopatica Intenationalis.

Teibe U.

Dr. Biol., Professor, the Head of the Department of Physics,

Rīga Stradiņš University.

Member of the Association of Medical Physicists and Engineers of Latvia.

Key words - medical qigong, external Qi, Laogong point, Syuan point, posttraumatic pain, regeneration of the organ functions, bone coalescence, crystallography, fractal dimension.

Introduction and background. Medical Qigong is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine. In Latvia, Medical Qigong has been accepted by Ministry of Health as a medical technology.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, Qi is a human vital energy, and person’s health depends on Qi condition. One part of Medical Qigong – Qigong trainings – consists of a lot of physical, breathing, and mental exercises for improving health by making Qi quality better. The other part of Medical Qigong methods is external qi (EQ) therapy. Qigong masters use the flow of Qi from acupuncture points or other parts of the human body as a healing agent. What are EQ structure components? There are a lot of examples that can light it up. For example, in his excellent work (1) Kewin W Chen described the results of many scientific researches dedicated to composition of EQ. According to this review we can see that EQ components are far-infrared radiation, static electricity, infrasonic sound and magnetism. Nakamura and Hiramatsu (2) showed the emission of photons from human fingers and palms. Researchers noticed that EQ could affect the dynamic process of some chemical reactions, for example it could accelerate the reaction process. A number of reports show significant effects of EQ on various bio-molecular materials: liver cancer cells, lung cancer cell cultures, cells of living organisms, blood plasma cAMP, E.Coli bacteria, etc.

A lot of facts about in vivo effects and therapeutic use of external qi were published in medical literature. For example, in vivo: inhibitory effects of EQ on hepatocarcinoma (3) and lymphoma (4) cells growing in mice. Examples of EQ therapeutic use: on symptoms of arteriosclerotic obstruction in the lower extremities – changes of regional temperature, pulse amplitude and configuration of the arterial notch, and regional blood flow (5); on symptoms of Agent Orange sequelae in veterans of the Vietnam war – EQ therapy was effective in improving mood, and reducing anxiety, depression, fatigue and pain (6); on chronic pain in elderly subjects - reducing pain and improving mood state (7).

For several years my colleagues and me used the external Qi of Laogong points of a palm and Syuan points of fingertips (these points of both hands’ fingertips are called Shisyuan, “shi” is ”10” in Chinese) as a kind of Qigong-massage according to Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming recommendations (8), and for relieving radicular and posttraumatic pain, to regenerate organ functions after traumas. There were established several cases of the acceleration of bones coalescence after the influence of external qi. We did not make scientifically correct documentation of this practice, however some tendencies of EQ effects are noticed. This article is a description of several experiments that were made for objectivization of EQ therapy.

Aim of the Study. To detect the difference between: a) EQ of a Qigong specialist and a non-specialist and b) EQ of different acupuncture points.

Materials and Methods. Sensitive crystallography is a method to study a direct influence of external qi from the acupuncture points Laogong and Syuan on blue vitriol crystals growing. “Method for Determinig Human Organism State” based on sensitive crystallography principle (R. Steiner’s idea) is a patented invention of scientists from Medical Academy of Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia - A. Vorob’ev and colleagues (9). This method uses visual (microscope, 3,5 x) comparison of blue vitriol crystals, that were growing under several kinds of influence, as: homoeopathic remedies and indirect influence of human organism – by preparing biological liquids, and others, using the approach of preparing homoeopathic remedies (10).

We were studying a direct influence of EQ from human active points Laogong and Suyan on crystals growing. A specific therapeutic method, so called Mey Myao An Mo (Miraculous Touch), as frequently applied and well-known due to its long-term use in healing practice, was chosen for the experiment. One qigong specialist and one non-specialist made an impact of their EQ on blue vitriol dilution drops on slides. The impacts of the specialist had been checked before and after making special qigong exercises for improvement of personal vital energy. The non-specialist only imitated the position of palms as if it was the Miraculous Touch practice. There was a line of slides without any influence (control).

We used a visual evaluation of crystalograms (pictures of crystals) using special equipment of RSU photo-laboratory, and an analysis by fractal method using Grid (Box-Counting) Method and the Fractal Dimension 1.1 program from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

The results of the influence of the Qigong specialist and the non-specialist were compared.

Results. The findings of this research show the difference between the influence of the Qigong specialist vs the non-specialist. Also the difference between the influence of the points Laogong and Syuan is established. The crystals made by the Qigong specialist after practicing Qigong exercises differ from the crystals before exercising. The difference between two kinds of Qi – Yin (centripetal) of Laogong and Yang (centrifugal) of Syuan can be seen at the crystalograms.

1. Uncertain form, non-centric, chaotically structured crystals – controlled preparation.

2. The impact of the non-specialist’s Laogong. There are more certain, however strongly different forms of crystals.

3. The impact of the qigong specialist’s Laogong before exercise. There are only two forms of crystals – Heart and Embryo (Small Fish).

4. The impact of the qigong specialist’s Laogong after practicing exercise. There is only one form – Heart – crystals (according to Qigong theory – more structured personal Qi, that is very good for EQ therapy).

5. The impact of the qigong specialist’s Syan of the left hand. Centrifugal effect of EQ.

6. The linear regression of crystallogramm (crystal #2 from the control preparation, no EQ impact).

Conclusions. There is difference between the influence of a Qigong specialist vs a non-specialist. External qi therapy can be more effective after practicing a Qigong exercise complex. Crystallography and fractal method can be used for objectivization of impact of EQ from acupuncture points.

Therapeutic application of the external qi from the points Laogong and Syuan can be different: for example, the centripetal qi of Laogong is useful for the acceleration of bone coalescence, and the centrifugal qi of Shisyuan – for resolution of hematomas.

These hypotheses indicates the need for additional studies to determine the parameters and limitations of EQ therapy.


1. Chen KW. An Analytic Review of Studies on Measuring Effects of External Qi in China // Alternative Therapies, Jul-Aug 2004; 10(4): 38-50.

2. Nakamura K, and Hiramatsu M. Ultra-weak photon emission from human hand: Influence of temperature and oxygen concentration on emission // Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, August 2005; 80(2): 156-160.

3. Chen X, He B, Chen K. The Inhibitory Effects of Qigong Emission on Transplanted Hepatocarcinoma in Mice.

4. Chen K.W., Shiflett S.C., Ponzio N.M., Binhui He, Elliot D.K., Keller S.E. A Preliminary Study of the Effect of External Qigong on Lymphoma Growth in Mice // The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2002; 8 (5): 615-621.

5. Agishi T. Effects of the External Qigong on Symptoms of Ateriosclerotic Obstruction in the Lower Extremities Evaluated by Modern Medical Technology // Artificial Organs, 1998; 22(8): 707 – 710.

6. Lee M.S., Woo W.H., Lim H.J., Hong S.S., Kim H.J., Moon S.R. External Qi Therapy to Treat Symptoms of Agent Orange Sequelae in Korean Combat Veterans of the Vietnam War // The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2004; 32(3): 461-466.

7. Lee MS, Yang KH, Huh HJ, Kim HW, Ryu H, Lee HS, Chung HT. Qi therapy as an intervention to reduce chronic pain and to enhance mood in elderly subjects: a pilot study // The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2001; 29 (2): 237-245.

8. Yang J. M. The Root of Chinese Chi Kung. - Jamaica Plain, MS: YMAA Publication Center, 1989. – 150p.

9. Abstract of invention RU 2202945 C2

10. Диплом на открытие № 231: «Закономерность формирования кристаллографической картины при взаимодействии биологической жидкости человека и гомеопатического препарата с кристаллообразующим раствором». Российская Академия естественных наук, 2002 //


Igor Kudryavtsev, Laboratory of Integrative Medicine, Riga Stradins University.

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