The First National Conference on the Bigu Manifestation,Health Effects and Scientific Research of Yan Xin Qigong
Materials Research Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
From June 23 to June 25, 2000, over 500enthusiastic scientists and scholars descendedon the picturesque campus of The PennsylvaniaState University for a unique scientificconference on qigong health practices and thebigu phenomenon. The Conference wassponsored by the STS (Science, Technologyand Society) Program of Penn State, theUniversity of Arizona Program in IntegrativeMedicine, Friends of Health (an organizationchampioning the cause of all integrativemedicine), etc. The Conference is considered ahistorical event in world qigong scientificresearch development as it was the first of itskind for the new millennium in which theWestern scientific community systematicallyintroduced the “bigu” phenomenon of Yan XinQigong to the public. The Conference was alsoviewed as the launching of a scientific discoursebetween Eastern and Western philosophical andscientific systems that will add significantly tohuman health and world peace.Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice forbody-mind development and healing withseveral thousand years of written history. Somestartling benefits in the realm of healing of cancer, managing difficult pregnancies, stress-related diseases and so on, were reported.Experiments on the effects of “qi” (chi) by thegrand master Yan Xin (a kind of combination of Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein in talents),directly measured from chemical and physicalreactions in leading universities, were as new asthe report by Roentgen 100 years ago when hediscovered X-rays. The most intriguing, firsttime ever, public presentation was theextraordinary phenomenon called “bigu”(without food). Many of the Yan Xin Qigongpractitioners find themselves in this state—where they do not need to eat solid food at allfor days, weeks, months or even years. TheConference had over 100 attendees who hadexperienced this state while maintaining morethan normal active professional lives in U.S.corporate and academic research centers.
Prof. Roy opens the Bigu Conference
Great Group, Great Setting:
Audience at the Bigu Conference