The Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling and Energy Research is affiliated with the Department of Developmental & Cell Biology, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Our research involves the use of an extensive collection of the latest biomedical technologies to study changes in physiological and bioenergy markers associated with varies types of complementary and alternative therapies. The focus of our current work is on the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi, and how these effects compare to those produced by physical exercise, heat treatment, massage therapy, acupuncture, and topical herbal medicine.  We hope that our research will accelerate the integration of these therapies with Western medicine for enhancing whole person health and healing.