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Title: Suppressing tumor progression of in vitro prostate cancer cells by emitted psychosomatic power through Zen meditation
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: T. Yu
H. L. Tsai
M. L. Hwang

Description: 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.

Publisher Place: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine
Normalized publisher place: Garden City, NY
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2003
Subject: Meditation research
Psychosomatic medicine
Chinese medicine
Prostate cancer
Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Zen Meditation/Zazen
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Zen/Ch’an Buddhism
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Psychosomatic Medicine
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Oncology
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Medical Conditions
Cultural Coverage: China
United States
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.worldscinet.com/ajcm/ajcm.shtml
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Source Editor: Chun-Su Yuan
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 31
Source Number: 3
Source Page Numbers: 499-507
Start Date: 1979
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: See the journal's "a href="http://www.worldscinet.com/ajcm/mkt/note.shtml" target="_blank">Note to authors.
ISBN/ISSN: 0192-415X
Location and access number: 12943181

Means of availability: Available online and in print. See journal's webpage for information.

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:32:04
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-28
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 18:58:08
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