[Effect of qigong on sympathetico-adrenomedullary function in patients with liver yang exuberance hypertension]

Author: Li W//Xing Z//Pi D
Affiliation: Institute of Combined Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Hunan Medical University, Changsha.
Conference/Journal: Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih
Date published: 1990
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 283-5 , Special Notes: CHINESE , Word Count: 156

By using the differential diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine to
determine the types of hypertension, using the diagnosis of western medicine (WM) to determine the phases of hypertension, 61 inpatients of Liver Yang exuberance type hypertension were randomly divided into Qigong group and WM group. The patients in the Qigong group were treated with both Qigong and antihypertensive drugs at low dosage, but those in the WM group were treated with the drugs alone. Several laboratory tests concerning sympathetico-adrenomedullary functions were conducted twice respectively at 1st and 9th week after hospitalization of the patients. The results indicated that the Qigong group after treatment of 9 weeks had more cases with normal sympathetico-adrenomedullary functions than it had before the treatment, and that their urinary CA, E, NE decreased, MHPG-SO4 increased, plasma cAMP and cGMP got down, but cAMP/cGMP ratio got up. It suggested that Qigong could modulate the sympathetico-adrenomedullary functions of patients with Liver Yang exuberance type hypertension.