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Am J Chin Med. 2003;31(3):499-507.

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

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Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan. tyu@mail.nctu.edu.tw

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.

PMID:
12943181
DOI:
10.1142/S0192415X03001132
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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