Suppressing tumor progression of in vitro prostate cancer cells by emitted psychosomatic power through Zen meditation

Tiing Yu*, Hui Ling Tsai, Ming Liang Hwang

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Abstract

Human prostate cancer PC3 cells were treated in vitro with psychosomatic power emitted by a Buddhist-Zen Master. A significant decrease of growth rate was observed as determined by MTT assay after 48 hours. These cells also had two- to three-fold higher levels of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAcP) activity, a prostate tissue-specific differentiation antigen. In addition, the treated cells formed fewer and smaller colonies in soft agar as compared with control cells, which displayed anchorage-independent growth. These observations provide insight into the suppressive effects of healing power through the practice of Buddhist-Zen meditation on tumor progression. The emitted bioenergy may be suggested as an alternative and feasible approach for cancer research and patient treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Chinese Medicine
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Meditation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Psychosomatic Techniques
  • Qi
  • Qigong
  • Tumor
  • Zen Meditation

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