Effect of qigong on the secretion of gonadotropic hormone, cotical hormone and insulin

Author: Jiang Lirui 1//Li Xiuyan 1//Qin Zhijie 1//Liu Changjiang 1//Tao Chun 2
Dept of Biochemistry, Weifang Medical College, China [1] //Dept of Qigong, Weifang Medical College, China [2]
Conference/Journal: 2nd Int Conf on Qigong
Date published: 1989
Other: Pages: 60 , Word Count: 452

Endocrine system is one of the communication systems adjusting the various functions of human body and sustaining the internal circumstance stability. The communication of endocrine system is carried through the efficient hormone produced by the internal secreting cells. The level of the hormone in the body depends on the condition of the body. Once the function of the endocrine system changes, some diseases will occur.

Qigong is good for health and treats some diseases, which presumably relates to the function of the endocrine system. Therefore we have observed the change of some hormone contents in serum taken from the young students and the old men before and after exercising qigong. It is our final aim that we want to know the effects of qigong on the endocrine system.

The testers were divided into two groups. The young group consisted of the healthy young students of Weifang Helical College, their age from 18 to 21. The old group were healthy old men from the same place, their age from 50 to 65. The blood of the testers was taken from the vein before eating nothing at 6:30 in the morning before and after exercising Shao Lin Nei Gong. The blood was taken once more again after exercising qigong for one year.

The content of gonadotropin hormone and testosteporone of the young and the old in serum obviously changed before and after the exercise. After the exercise, the content of FSH in serum obviously decreased. The change of FSH content was obvious before and after the exercise. For the young, before the exercise, FSH was 2.46–8.68 mIV/ml after the exercise FSH was 1.2-6.77 mIV/ml (p < 0.02). For the old, before exercise, FSH was 6.67-25.99 mIV/ml after the exercise FSH was 2.65-7.81 mIV/ml (p < 0.05). For the old, after the exercise, the content of LH in serum was decreased, before the exercise, LH was 13.58–72.42. After the exercise LH was 1.00-21.93 (p < 0.02). For the young, the content of LH in serum litter changed (p < 0.05). The content of testosteporone in serum obviously increased in the young and the old after the exercise. The average content was 551.940±41.07 ng/dl. In the control group, the average quantity of the testosteporone was 343.671±41.50 ng/dl (p < 0.01).

The content of cortisol of the young and the old in serum notably decreased after the exercise, the average quantity was 9.674±0.104. For the control group, it was 16.299±0.501 (p < 0.01). The content of insulin of the young man in serum evidently increased after the exercise. It was 6.50–27.15 Miv/ml; but before the exercise, it was only 1.5–9.49 mIV/ml (p < 0.01). The content of insulin little change in the old man before and after the exercise which probably related the fewer numbers of the people observed.