Effect of qigong on heart-qi deficiency and blood stasis type of hypertension and its mechanism

Author: Wang CX//Xu DH//Qian YC
Conference/Journal: Chung Kuo Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih
Date published: 1995
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 8 , Pages: 454-8 , Special Notes: In Chinese , Word Count: 125

Comparative study was performed on the Heart-Qi Deficiency and Blood Stasis type (HQDBS) of hypertensive patients treated with Qigong. The results showed that the clinical symptoms alleviated, cardiac morphology and function, hemorheology and erythrocyte deformity were improved. After one year of practicing Qigong, plasma histofibrinogen activation inhibitor (PAI) and VIII factor related antigen (VIII R: Ag) levels decreased, while plasma tissue fibrinolytic activator (t-PA) and anti-thrombogen III (AT-III) levels increased. Capillary blood velocity of nailfold microcirculation raised from 0.2940 ± 0.0206 mm/s to 0.3045 ± 0.0236 mm/s, the diameter and length of afferent limb tended to increase. The above data indicated that Qigong could benefit HQDBS. This might be the mechanism by which HQDBS type of hypertension was treated.
Shanghai Inst. of Hypertension, Shanghai 2nd Medical University, Shanghai, China