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Emitted Qi Training Increases
Low Frequency Sound Emission
Richard H. Lee
CHI Institute
100 Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92672

June 5, 1998
***Can students in an intensive Qigong training increase the output of low frequency sound from their hands after one week of training?

***To answer this question (and others), 29 Americans traveled to China. The strength of their low frequency sound emission was measured before and after the training at the Institute of TV and Electro-Acoustics, a national institute of technology and standards. Prof. Lu Yanfang, who conducted the seminal research on low frequency sound emission two decades ago, conducted the testing. (The results of testing performed in this lab 15 years ago are included at the end of this paper.) In her research she had found that Qigong masters, powerful healers in China were able to emit powerful bursts of low frequency sound, 100 to 1000 times as strong as average individuals. She was reluctant to participate in the present project because she had strong doubts as to the possibility of increasing energy emission within one week because Qigong masters require many years to cultivate powerful Qi emission.

***She had seen that strong young adolescent males could produce sound as high as 60 dB while average individuals emitted in the 40’s and 50’s. She was not surprised when in the initial testing 21 of 25 produced scores in the 40’s. She felt that an improvement to 60 dB (only one participant had scored in the 60’s in the pre-test) would suggest improvement to supernormal ability, and that scores above 70 dB would be in the range of the powerful and well known Qigong healers.

***A powerful qigong healer who was experienced with the test and who had scored well in the past was invited to demonstrate. After several tries, the best he could do was 67 dB, which was 100 times what an average adult could produce, and still in the range of powerful healers, but not nearly as good as he had done in the past. He was rather embarrassed and the translator explained that he had worked late the night before and had exhausted his Qi. An hour later he returned covered with perspiration. Apparently, in an effort to redeem himself, he had done his Qigong exercises for the past hour to build up his Qi. This time his score was 78dB, ten times the power he had generated before. Participants applauded as he came out of the testing chamber. He had redeemed himself. Interestingly, he was massaging his shoulder as if he had strained it during the Qi emission. This was a most interesting scenario. First the failure of an experienced Qigong doctor to produce high power, then his performing qigong exercises to build up his Qi, and finally, the powerful sound emission, offered a persuasive picture that some sort of energy had been stored in the body during Qigong exercises and discharged rapidly through the shoulders to the hands to create intense sound.

***Supporting this finding, one participant was experimenting with the equipment afterwards, emitting Qi into the microphone. At first he could produce strong hand trembling in front of the microphone, but after five minutes of emitting he could produce only 10% of the power he had produced in the test. He did not feel tired, but as he tried to emit sound, he found that his hand would no longer tremble as it had before. He had apparently exhausted his supply of this form of Qi!

***Test Scores: The average score for the group before the training was 47 dB with only four participants scoring above 50. Under the guidance of Prof. Wan Sujian, a well known Qigong teacher and physician, the group started climbing mountains and Great Walls daily, practicing emitted Qi, and receiving extensive emitted Qi and physical therapy treatments to open meridians and remove potential blockages in the arms and shoulders which would otherwise restrict the flow of Qi to the hands. The results of both tests are shown below.

***After the emitted Qi intensive, the number scoring above 50 tripled from four to 13. Five scored above 60 and two above 70! An average increase of 7dB (to 54dB) means that students were producing five times the low frequency sound energy they had produced before the training. (Statistical significance t < 0.0005) Professor Lu was quite impressed. She felt that five of the participants had both the amplitude and spectral distribution associated with powerful Qigong healers. She also expressed a strong interest in attending a future similar emitted Qi training to learn this skill.

***An interesting Technique: While four of the five participants who scored above 60 were men with strong musculature, one small frail woman scored 64 dB, producing ten times the power that anyone else of similar build had scored. When asked her secret, she answered, “Well, to be honest, as I was waiting to emit Qi I silently asked our teacher for help. As soon as I did, I felt a surge of energy flowing through my arm and my hand started trembling powerfully. When I was done, my arm was sore clear up to the shoulder.” She had massaged her shoulder after emitting her Qi much as the Qigong master who first demonstrated had done.

***The following is the research, presented at the First World Conference for Academic Exchange of Medical Qigong in 1988, upon which the above project was based:

Measurement and Analysis of the Low Frequency Sound Waves From the Emitted Qi

Niu Xin, Liu Guolong and Yu Zhiming
(Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China)
***The theory of traditional Chinese medicine suggests that qi is one of the fundamental substances in human bodies. To find out the relation between the emitted qi and low frequency sound waves, to explore the mechanism of the emitted qi, to provide a quantitative physical scale for indicating the strength of emitted qi for experimental studies of the effect of it, we measured and analyzed the low frequency sound waves from the qi emitted by qigong masters.

***The test which was done by a low frequency sound testing system made in Denmark and was conducted in a noiseproof room in the Institute of Sound and Electronics under the Ministry of Electronic Industry. The background noise in the room was lower than 30 dB (decibel) . The microphone was hung in the air over Laogong (P-8, center of palm) at a distance of 2cm with no contact.

***Twenty seven qigong masters were put to the test. Among them twenty four were males and three were females. Their ages ranged from 20 to 53 years old. The period of practice of qigong ranged from 4 to 32 years. The tested persons lay on their backs in a noiseproof room, breathing quietly.

1. The top frequency of the low frequency sound waves from the tested qigong and non qigong masters ranged from 8 to 12.5 Hz. In one case the frequency reached 16 Hz. In another two tests it reached 6 Hz.

2. The low frequency sound waves from the Qigong masters ranged from 45 to 76 dB and those from the non-masters, 45-50 dB. Comparison of the intensity of low frequency sound waves during the qigong state and the non-qigong state before and after the emission of qi showed a statistically significant increase (P<0.01). The increase of wave intensity of the qigong masters compared with that of the non qigong masters was also obviously significant (P<0.01) The energy of the qigong masters was over 100 times higher than that of ordinary persons.

**The human body can generate and emit low frequency sound waves. As far as acoustics is concerned, the most suitable resonant frequency of human tissues is within the range of low frequency sound waves. It shows that the human body readily receives low frequency sound waves. These waves are a strong, effective part of the emitted qi because of their quick, long-distance transmission, strong penetration and non-decreasing vibration. It is possible that low frequency sound waves themselves transmit the messages between the qigong masters and the subjects or serve as a carrier.

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