The Effects of Qigong --Bi Xi Breathing Exercise on Physiological Functions

Author: Shen Zaiwen//Tone Akiko//Asayama Masami
Dept. of Health Sciences, Chukyo Women's University (Aichi, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 304-312 , Word Count: 116

Qigong is a traditional Chinese health method and therapeutic treatment. Dioa Xi (consciously regulating the breathing pattern) is an element of Qigong. We have reported that when during Qigong meditation the breathing became slower and the exhalation became much longer than the inhalation. Bi Xi breathing exercise is a Qigong breathing method, which can make Qi energy go up and improve blood circulation. In this experiment, when the Qigong master and beginners were doing Bi Xi breathing exercises, the skin temperatures, electroencephalogram(EEG), respiration, ECG and heart rates were observed. The skin temperature significantly rose and the brain and autonomic nerves system became deeply relaxed. We also studied the physiological mechanism of Bi Xi breathing exercise.