Author: Guo Yangui
Ningxia Institute of Medicine
Conference/Journal: 4th World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 219-220 , Word Count: 413
Chinese Health Preserving and Intelligence Developing Qigong can
strengthen the body, benefit the body and mind and prolong life. It has several mechanisms:
Adjusting the Nervous System of the Human Body:
When exercising it, stand naturally, imagine two feet three meters beneath earth and the union of the heaven, earth and man, collect the distant sound to ears, and see horizontally. Practice it for a long period, one's nervous system will be effected directly:
cerebral cortex is on the process of restraining, which is a kind of specific grafting rest for the mechanism of brain. The human body depends on the protection of the internal grafting to cut off vicious circle of focus of cerebral cortex and to stop the disorder caused by excessive excitement.
Accelerating the Circulation of Blood:
When exercising it, the arms and legs must assume a posture and keep a long time, so skeletal muscle keeps systole long. At this time, 200 to 300 blood capillaries are open, which is as 30 to 40 times as they are at the state of tranquillity. Besides, the blood spurted by heart per minute increases, a lot of blood capillaries are open, the flow of blood accelerates, and the content of cholesterol in blood decreases. These are good for preventing arteriosclerosis, hypertension and coronary heart disease.
Benefiting the Respiratory Organs:
Because of breathing against abdomen, diaphragm elevates to 4 to 5cm. The development of chest is well, vital capacity increases the respiratory tract dilates, air flows without block, oxygen
inhaled in measure time adds. These prevent atrophy of muscle in the chest, decreases decrepitude of pulmonary tissue, and reduces incidence of diseases, such as bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema.
Improving the Digestive System:
When exercising it, secretion of saliva increases obviously. This helps digestion. In addition, it can benefit digesting, appetite, improve the function of the digestive system.
Adjusting the Function of Organs:
Because of breathing deeply when exercising it, the function of the sympathetic nerve and parasympathetic nerve are adjusted, and the organs controlled by them are affected. The manifestations are that rhythm of the heart is slower, the circulation of Qi and blood is renewed, and morale is high.
Raising the Power of Muscle of the Lower Limbs:
Exercising it for a long time, muscles of the lower limbs will be
thicker, fibre muscles will be wider, and systole will be more powerful. These will effect health obviously and greatly. Thus, exercising Chinese Health Preserving and Intelligence Developing Qigong can eliminate illness and return to health.