Author: Huang Xiaokuan//Cao Qijian
Affiliation: Health Care Dept, Beijing No. 301 Hospital, Beijing, China 
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 137 , Word Count: 180
They have used their expertise in this traditional Chinese breathing technique to treat acute and chronic lumbar muscle strains and lumbar vertebral disorders. They treated 106 patients with very good results.
They had 35 acute patients and 71 chronic patients. The patient's age ranged from 16-year old to 78-year old. Before treatment, some patients had endured pain for 28 years while others experienced pain for only two days.
In general, patients received an average of 10 treatments. However, some severe cases received 18 treatments, while milder cases received only three.
According to the degree of pain experienced, they used qigong through digital pressure to acupoints, entire body massage, and concentration of mind on specific areas. Each patient received 2-3 treatments each week. Treatments varied from 15 to 30 minutes.
Through qigong techniques, they have achieved a success rate of 90%. By using qigong, they can reduce muscle pain, and adjust muscle tension so that the dislocated joints and muscles can regenerate.
Qigong also is successful in the adjustment and balance of the spinal column so that the dislocated spinal column may return to a normal position.