Author: Chu Joe Hing Kwok
Medical Qigong Research & Development 2321 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063, U. S. A.
Conference/Journal: 3rd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Pages: 142 , Special Notes: Some tables are only in Chinese abstracts. , Word Count: 353
Subjects Selected for study
Twenty-one patients, who had been suffering from asthma for at least five years, participated in the study. They were carefully interviewed on eating habits, living and working environment, family background, emotional issues etc. They were then advised to avoid factors that could trigger asthma.
After three weeks of qigong training and wai qi therapy, all of them relieved.
Methods of Therapy
They were divided into three categories according to diagnostic methods used in qigong and TCM:
(1) kidney yang deficient group,
(2) kidney yin deficient group, and
(3) kidney yin & yang deficient groups.
According to different body types, different qigong programs were prescribed and appropriate wai qi methods were applied.
Tests were done before and after the therapy on adrenocortical hormone through 17-KS/24 hours urine samples. Ranges of 17-KS of kidney yang deficient patients became normal. Those of Kidney yin deficient patients showed little change. Some of those of kidney yin & yang both deficient patients showed improvement.
CAMP and CGMP are second messengers and together they assist the functioning of norepinephrine, epinephrine and the production of adrenocortical hormone. These hormones play an important role in the blood circulation which in turn affects the distribution of oxygen in the body. Incorrect levels of CAMP and CGMP of kidney deficient sufferers affects the activities of norepinephrine, epinephrine, and adrenocortical hormone. Adrenocortical hormone insufficiency causes poor capillary circulation and lowers the ability of the body to combat inflammation.
Anaerobic metabolism elevates the levels of the histamine production. High levels of histamine cause the bronchi to constrict and cause local blood vessels to dilate. The over dilation of the blood vessels causes excessive seepage of fluid from the blood vessels which leads to inflammation of the bronchi and mucus area. When this happens, the airflow into the lungs becomes restricted, thus inducing the body to produce more histamine. This can become a vicious cycle and produce severe symptoms of asthma. Qigong training and wai qi application can help to achieve yin-yang equilibrium, regulate the balance of hormones, and enhance circulation, thus improving the oxygen distribution and relaxing the bronchi, thus solving the problem of asthma.