Author: Feng Lida//Chen Shuying//Liu Chu//Zhu Lina//Chen Shuqin
Navy General Hospital, Beijing 100037, China
Conference/Journal: 3rd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Pages: 102 , Special Notes: Some tables are only in Chinese abstracts. , Word Count: 220

A large amount of evidence shows that the immune function of RBC is badly damaged after severe burn. Qigong therapy may strengthen the body resistance to eliminate pathogenic factors, so we carefully observed the effects of emitted qi on the function of RBC-C3b receptor.

Materials and methods:
1.Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into a burnt control group and a burnt treating group.
2.Model of burn: Rats' depilatory parts were immersed 15 minutes into boiling water, burn injury was 25% TBSA, full skin thickness.
3.The treating group received emitted qi from a qigong master for 30 minutes once a day for 14 days postburn.
4.Observing index: RcR rosette tests were determined on day 1,3,7,14 and 21 postburn.
The effects of emitted qi on the function of RBC-C3b receptor were summarized in Table I. The results showed that RcR of rats declined sharply after thermal injury, RcR of the group treated with emitted qi returned to preburn level 14 day's postburn(p>0.05),and was significantly higher than the control (p<0.05), while RcR of the control was significantly lower than that of the preburns during the observation (p<0.01).

Table I Effects of emitted qi on the function of RBC-C3b receptor

group preburn postburn(day)
1 3 7 14 21

control group 7.69±2.39 2.42* 3.46* 4.03* 4.17* 5.88*
(n=12) ±0.89 ±1.21 ±1.11 ±1.54 ±1.08

treating group 7.45±3.14 3.21* 3.88* 4.58* 5.63@ 6.21@
(n=12) ±1.10 ±1.03 ±1.26 ±1.65 ±1.34

*: p<0.01 (compared with preburn)
@: 0.01<p<0.05 (compared with control group)