Effect of qigong-waiqi on immune function of mice

Author: Li Caixi////
Conference/Journal: Chinese J Somatic Science
Date published: 1992
Other: Volume ID: 2 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 67-72 , Special Notes: Articles in Chinese and some contain results in tables. , Word Count: 285

In order to investigate the effect of qigong-waiqi on the cancer in vivo, we selected gliomas of mice (G422) as the experimental model. G422 cells of neuroglioma were implanted in the armpits of the front limbs of mice. In each experiment, the mice were divided into normal, cancer and Qigong groups. 13 masters of Qigong have been invited to exert Waiqi on the experimental mice. 11 to 14 days after tumor transplantation, the animals were bled from the vein clups behind their orbits. The blood samples obtained were used to examine WBC and lymphocytes, then the mice were killed by dislocating the cervical vertebras, and the spleens were removed and weighed under sterile conditions. Lymphocyte suspension was prepared, and the cytotoxicities of NK cells and K cells and the relative indexes about tumor immunity, such as IL-2 induced by Tu cells etc., were measured. The tumors were removed carefully and weighed, and pathological changes were observed. .

The results have showed 1) 4 Qigong masters have achieved a 40% reduction of the size of the glioma (p<0.05). 2) In those glioma reduced 40% in size, the mitosis was much less in quantity than that in the control groups (p<0.001) and the differentiation of the glioma cells tended to be reversed. 3) Qigong-waiqi can regulate the count of WBC and lymphocytes in the mice with cancer. 4) Further examination of the immune function of spleen lymphocytes also indicated that the activities of Tu cells, NK cells and K cells in spleens of mice with the tumor increased evidently under the action of qigong-waiqi.

Therefore we suggest that 1. Qigong-waiqi is an objective reality and produces biological effects, 2. Qigong-Waiqi has a good effect on antitumor immunological surveillance in organisms.

Key words: qigong waiqi, gliomas, immunology, cytotoxicity, pathology