Does anybody know if there is any research into the release of stem cells from the bone marrow as a result of chi kung? It would be interesting to know if for example the bone marrow breathing had the effect of releasing our own stem cells and if this has an effect on longevity.
Years ago, one of my friends had a client that full blown cancer and had 2 Stem Cell replacements done. He had self healed himself with his help using Wuji Standing practice and Nourishing Life (similar to Feng Zhiqiangs Hunyuan Qigong) respiratory style practice. The doctors had confirmed that this practice help regenerate Stems cells and heal the bone marrow in his body. He is still cancer free he used combined therapy also western medicine to aid in the process. I don’t know if this helps I will try to find the newpaper article also and post later..
I personally believe that many of the longevity benefits of advanced qigong practice come from stimulating stem cells (as undifferentiated jing/essence) to rebirth the polarized yin/yang patterns of the physical body.
The western approach is to replace the body with new external nourishment; the taoists figured out way to stimulate it internally. Most of the research will go into the western approach, as it has a financial payback.
You might check the database of the Qigonginstitute.org, their 3500 studies might have sometehing on it.
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