Clinical Effects of AST Qi-gong Therapy on Treatments of Ulcerative colitis

Author: Yoshimura A 1//Kitamura T 2//Suga T 3//Suzuki M 4
Affiliation: Saiseikai Fukushima General Hospital [1]//Tottori University [2[//Suda Qigong Clinic [3]//St. Columbia University [4]
Conference/Journal: J Mind-Body Science
Date published: 2004
Other: Volume ID: 13 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 15-25 , Word Count: 147

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is inveterate and easy recurrent inflammatory bowel disease especially designated as a bad disease by Ministry of Health. Labor and Welfare in Japan. Variable symptoms of this disease, i.e. diarrhea, Melena, bloody stool and abdominal pain often interfere with the life of patients. Because definitive perfect therapy is not established hitherto the aim of therapy is remission only. Although steroid therapy is adapted to almost all of the patients of UC there are problems of side effects, preservation of remission and dependence on steroid products. Authors tried to adapt AST Qigong therapy to six patients of UC used together with modern medical therapy, and obtained good results in all patients as improvement of symptoms, physical examination and endoscopic examination. These data are judged by medical and objective study. It is indispensable for further examination of (lie effects of AST Qigong therapy on UC.