A Study of the Physiological State during Hui-Chun-Gong (Practicing Recuperating-life Qigong)

Author: Sakaida H//Liu C//Machi Y
Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 60-65 , Word Count: 157

Qigong is one Chinese mind-body training method for controlling the body, breath and mind. There are many kinds of Qigong. Hui-Chun-Gong is one, and it has many kinds of training methods. This report describes measurements and analysis of physiological states of image training using Hui-Chun-Gong. The data measured were ECGs (electrocardiograms), BP(blood pressure), RSP(respiration), temperatures on the skin surface, and so on. These data were measured at the same time. Measurements were done at Pre-rest, during Hui-Chun-Gong and Post-rest. While performing Hui-Chun-Gong, HR(heart rate) increased, R point value of ECG decreased, the value of LF/HF increased, BP increased, pulse pressure increased, the value of t1 decreased, the pulse
wave transit time decreased, and the value of |b/a| of APG (accelerated plethysmograph) decreased.

These trends suggested that the sympathetic nervous system was predominate. RSP rate decreased and the amplitude of RSP increased. These trends suggested that a subject's respiration is deep and long.