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Heat is implied by the reddening of surface area of the hands in a Qigong Master and an Internal Martial Arts Master.
Heat is indicated by redenning, and an area of light that we cannot see in the red spectrum called infrared as well, and is evident in the reddish lighting we see keeping take-out food warm.
The following study documents this heating effect.
An Analytic Review of Studies on Measuring Effects of External Qi in China, by Kevin W Chen, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
World Institute for Self Healing, Inc.
"light 10, 11, electricity 12, heat 13, sound 14, and magnetism 15.
The first report of this type utilized a far-infrared detector (8-14 mµ) and was published by Gu & Lin in 1978 13. … Shanghai Academy of Chinese Medicine reported that when the qigong healer emitted qi to a patient, an
could display the entire procedure of qi emission by reading the thermal flow moving from his arm to his palm and finally to his finger tips.
Then, the surface temperature of the patient’s afflicted area, although one meter away from the healer, was raised by 3°C 17. "
Red Hands - Red Palms in Internal Martial Arts
For an internal martial blow; one does not always want the Qi on the surface of the skin, it should be brought out on moved past the fist, not retained in it. When one is healing someone else, this might not be the case.
The test is not to have the skin be red all the time since one could: paint the skin, get sunburned, heat the skin; or put a reddener on it like cinnamon or a salve.
When one practices an internal set, different surface areas will redden within a range of 1/13th to 1/60th of a second; as the Qi is temporarily chambered before it is issued. A trained eye of a quick fighter can see this.
A technical way to review an internal form is to take the video through a software package that will let you view and save the individual frames of the movie picture. You can buy these, and some come installed on the cameras themselves.
Both Shaolin and Lohan can be taught externally to karate, commercial schools and Wu Shu types. You will have more students and more money if you do not require that they do their homework. Traditional students would spend long hours building basics to strengthen and prove themselves. No character or introspection is needed when pays for a private coach. Many modern kung fu teachers focus more on positive reinforcing praise, and superficial quantitative progress. Sets and moves are readily progressed through by crude variations of the same energy. The difference between external kung fu schools and karate are few; some parading colored sashes rather than colored belts.
It used to be required that one stand in the Standing Pole (or Embrace the Moon) Qigong posture for at least an hour, in good form, with correct energy; before learning any of the forms. This is not a money maker; since most students will drop out before accomplishing this. Both the West and China are primarily geared to the money making commercial versions of what used to be Shaolin. In China you will see seated actors that pose as a ‘monk’ for the tourist’s cameras, in a mediation sitting posture, outside theaters, temples and other money making events for tourists taking pictures. They will never be accompanied with any real Buddhism, lessons or any sincere meditation; they are a sham.
Meditation used to be part of the Kung fu schooling; most now do nothing but sit in silence, if that.
Many commercial schools will rant and rave about meditation and Qi; yet they do not have any practices or any postings documenting the actual practice; because they do not have any, and lack advanced practitioners.
‘The basic exercises, can be classified into the external and internal type. That with form (i.e. that which can be seen) belongs to the external and that without form, to the internal. The internal type aims at training the Chi. The sitting meditative method of the Shaolin School and the “Guiding Method” of the Wu Tang School belong to this category. The internal type is difficult to master without the assistance of a good teacher. ‘; Iron Palm in 100 Days, by Jason, Ying-arn Lee, page 7.
Kou Yu Chang did not use the iron filings method, and his hands were ‘soft as cotton’.
You will see many phonies on the Internet, with their claims of Kou Yu Chang lineage; but they do not have any one who can do it now. They find it easier to pose with a picture of Kou Yu Chang, rather use the same foundational methods.
Any one showing pictures of smashing the bean or iron filings bag; is doing external iron palm.
Some site and schools refer to red palms or hands; but do not have any internal ability or theory about this reddening. It is easier to call yourself something than demonstrate it.
You will see this on my site in the Martial Tai Chi set:
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Many static and moving meditative Qigongs in the book
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See left hand palm, of Lohan below.
Below is Hsing-Yi Chicken
Below, the right raised hand is reddened of Hsing Yi Sparrow
See the reddening of the left forward hand below,
of Hsing Yi Metal (Axe Hand)
Videos below of reddened hands, click on widgets
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Acupuncture Today, July, 2005, Vol. 06, Issue 07
Infrared Evidence for External Qi, By Yin Lo, Phd
Qi is one of the most mysterious elements of Oriental medicine. It cannot be seen, touched, or smelled. Nevertheless, the curing of patients by acupuncture depends on and results from this invisible flow of qi.
It is so elusive, yet so real. How, then, can one present it as objective and scientific to skeptics?
The qi that flows inside the human body is hard to pinpoint because so many other things that occur in and around the body can obscure its properties. In contrast, qi that the human body emits externally is "cleaner" from a scientific viewpoint. In fact, extensive scientific studies have demonstrated the effect of external qi on animals; these studies have used scientific methods to measure brain waves and hormone levels in rats and rabbits.* Previous studies have determined that the physical properties of external qi consist of an electric field, a magnetic field, and subsonic phonons.*
We wish to present another method of scientifically demonstrating the existence of external qi. In a visual and intuitively understandable way, this method presents qi so that a large audience quickly can grasp its effects without too much explanation. This method is via infrared imaging. I will describe a recent public demonstration of the effects of external qi that I executed.
Before and after infrared images of the face of first volunteer. - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The maximum temperature of the face of the first volunteer before the healing session was 96.09° F (Figure 1A). It was reduced after the healing session by 0.97° F to 95.12° F.
Before and after infrared images of the of the lower back of patient. - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The maximum temperature of the lower back before healing was 92.91° F. It was reduced by 1.73° F after healing to 90.18° F.
Before and after infrared images of the lower legs of patient. - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The maximum temperatures of the left and right leg before healing were 92.43° F and 90.59° F (Figure 3A). They were reduced to 90.73° F and 88.83°.
On Apr. 1, 2005, the 17th annual symposium of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture was held at Atlanta, Georgia. The theme was "Medical Acupuncture 2005: Mystique to Mainstream." More than 300 medical doctors attended this annual conference. I was scheduled to present a paper on the effects of acupuncture as captured by continuous infrared imaging. As I was preparing the materials for the conference, I sensed that I could contribute more fully to the symposium than just by presenting the paper. To this high-caliber, scientific audience, I could also offer a live demonstration of the existence of external qi by healing several individuals, right before their trained medical eyes!
As soon as I arrived at the conference site, I talked to Dr. James Dowden, the chairman of the conference, about the possibility for such a demonstration. Despite the short notice, he still managed to find a large lecture hall. In the morning plenary session, he announced that I would give a live demonstration of the existence of external qi at 10 a.m. on Apr. 2.
Approximately 30 people gathered in the lecture hall. To begin, I asked for volunteers. The first volunteer was a 40-year-old male, who worked at the conference center. He said he had many health problems, with the most serious problem being back pain. I asked him to sit on a chair in front of the infrared camera, in order to take initial, pre-healing photos. Then I healed him by placing my right hand several inches above his head. External qi flowed from my hand and entered into his body. After about 10 minutes, the healing session ended. My hands never touched him throughout this process.
During the healing, a camera (attached to a computer) continuously projected the healing interactions onto a large screen. The entire audience, both medical scientists and other participants, could closely witness this performance of qi healing in-process. After the healing was completed, I took infrared photos again. The audience could instantly see the changes in color, i.e., the temperature of his body. These photos are shown below in Figures 1-3.
We can see that the right eye initially was hotter than the left eye. After the healing, the two eyes had similar temperatures so that the left and right eyes became more symmetric. In addition, we noticed that the maximum temperature of the lower back and the legs dropped, also due to the healing. The worker said that he felt much better. The next day, after the healing session, the worker also told me that he could work much more easily, without the usual feeling of tiredness.
Before and after infrared images of the face of a patient. - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The maximum temperature of the face before healing was 95.5° F (Figure 4A), which became 95.82° F after healing (Figure 4B). The difference was 0.32° F, which is insignificant because it is less than statistical fluctuation of 0.45° F. The temperature of the face can be regarded as "self-control."
Before and after infrared images of the feet of a patient. - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The maximum temperatures before healing for the left and right foot were 89.23° F and 88.52° F (Figure 5A), which reduced to 88.20° F and 87.34° F (Figure 5B), respectively. The left toe was so cold (70.7° F) before healing that it was in black and could not be observed in this color code. After healing, it was increased from 70.7° F to 80.73° F and became observable in Figure 5B.
The color code for all images is as follows: white as the hottest temperature, followed by red, yellow, green, and blue, with black the coldest. The accuracy of the infrared imaging system is 0.02 0 F. The normal statistical fluctuation is about 0.45 0 F. Thus, any change that is more than half a degree is significant.
I then asked for a second volunteer, and a medical doctor responded. She had twisted her left ankle and was limping as she walked. During the 10-minute healing session, I did not touch her. Clearly, the effects on the volunteer could only come from the qi emitted from the hands of the healer through the air and into the body of the volunteer. Once again, infrared pictures were taken before and immediately after healing. Since the room temperature and humidity stayed constant during the 10-minute healing session, any changes in the photos could only be attributed to external qi.
Everyone watched the projected photos on the big screen and could observe immediately the change in temperature, as represented by the color of her legs. In this instance, the significant effect of qi was to balance the temperature throughout the various parts of her body. Some parts of the left leg warmed up, while other parts cooled down. The doctor-volunteer said after the healing that she felt much better and that her ankle felt warmer.
These photos are shown in Figures 4 and 5 below. The doctor and I made the following interpretation. The twisted ankle had prevented blood circulation; hence, the ankle was very cold initially. After healing, the blood could circulate more easily again, and the ankle became warm. The next day, she met me and happily told me that her foot felt much better from the healing.
At the close of these two demonstrations, I explained the whole process of emitting qi, receiving qi, and healing in terms of quantum theory. (Please consult my book for details of this explanation.) Clearly, there is no mystique in either acupuncture or qigong. These ancient, empirically valid methods have genuine physical and biological effects. Their theoretical foundations and explanations lie in modern physics.
In conclusion, I contend that the infrared imaging technique is not only a scientific research tool for measuring the effects of externally transmitted qi that can yield new quantitative results; this method is a tool that can prove to any skeptic the very demonstrable effects of qi in healing.
Detailed results and references are presented in the author's book, Biophysics Basis for Acupuncture and Health
If you watch closelly, you will see this infrared just before a strike. You have to watch closely, and you might have to use stop action to catch it since it only lasts for 1/5th to 1/15th of a second. See this in the Martial Tai Chi set:
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Learn about Qi, and how to use it,with many different methods in the book
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