Author: Zhang Shengbing
Nangjing University of TCM, Nangjin, China
Conference/Journal: 6th Int Sym on Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Pages: 141-142 , Special Notes: Also in Chinese , Word Count: 260
This paper presents a summary of treatment of 126 cases of migraine with the outgoing qi in qigong therapy conducted in our university clinic, compared with a control group of 32 cases treated with western medicine.
Among the 126 cases of migraine patients in the outgoing qi group, 102 were cured and 115 responded well to the treatment. The cure rate and markedly effective rate being 81% and 91.3% respectively. Among the 32 cases in the western medicine group, 15 were cured and 23 responded well to the treatment, the cure rate and markedly effective rate being 46.9% and 71.9% respectively.
Marked differences existed between the two groups both in the cure rate and markedly effective rate as revealed by t test (cure rate t =3. 59, p<O.01; markedly effective rate t=2. 33, p<O05).
Results of one-year long-term therapeutic effect showed that in the outgoing qi group 3 out of 94 patients had a recurrence while in the western medicine group 6 out of 11 had a recurrence, the recurrence rates of the two groups being 3.20 % and 54.5 % respectively. Significant differences existed between the two groups as revealed by t test (t= 3.39, p<O.01).
It follows that in treating this disease, outgoing qi treatment is superior to western medicine treatment, both in short-term and long-term effects, with great statistical differences.
This paper also explains the mechanism of analgesia by the outgoing qi based on theories of traditional Chinese medicine and modern science. The author believes that outgoing qi treatment has the advantages of good analgesic effect, no suffering, no side effects and easiness to be accepted, and therefore is worthy to be studied and popularized.