Author: Su Chengwu 1//Lee Richard H 2//Yuan Zhi Fu 2
Department of Pediatrics, No. 1 Affiliated Hospital, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi 530027, P. R. China [1], China Healthways Institute, 115N. El Camino Real, San Clemente CA 92672, U. S. A. [2]
Conference/Journal: 3rd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Pages: 138 , Special Notes: Some tables are only in Chinese abstracts. , Word Count: 314

Pediatric bronchial asthma, a common asthmatic disease, can influence a child's development. Thus more new effective treatment methods are being sought. In this study, two group of children were monitored, both suffering from paroxysmal bronchial asthma and both being treated with antimycins, a common and effective drug therapy. A group of 15 (the control group) was only treated with the pharmaceutical while a group of 50 (the experimental group) was treated with both the drug therapy and the infrasonic qi emission device. The device was applied to a course of treatment for five days, once daily to point EX-B1, UB13, CV32 and CV17 for 5-10 minutes each.
Laboratory Results: Analysis of the T lymphocyte subpopulation showed: The multiplication reaction of the T lymphocyte subpopulation of the experimental group was higher than that of the control group. The average rates of increase for the experimental group respectively of CD2+, CD4+, CD8+ and CD4+/CDdel, were 10.52%, 10.88%, 10.78% and 0.56%, and those for the control group respectively were 3.20%, 3.87%, 4.27% and 0.27% (p<0.01).
Clinical Results: Analysis of case outcome indicated that the infrasonic qi emission device increased effectiveness of treatment. In the control group, an 80% effectiveness rate was observed whereas a 94% effectiveness rate was to serve with the experimental group. Children in the experimental group, after application of the infrasonic device, showed an increased relief in cough, asthma and laryngeal stride over the control group. The transformation and multiplication reaction of T lymphocyte subpopulation in the treatment group was near normal in five days.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the infrasonic qi emission device has effectiveness which can be verified through laboratory tests. This device which combines modern electronics with medical qigong research, when applied according to traditional Chinese medicine theory increases immunity, reduces side effect, is painless, and causes no adverse reactions. The mechanism of its action within the field of medical biology should be explored in the future.