Observation on biological effects of the outgoing qi: III. the effects of outgoing qi on serum HBsAg titre and the surviving period of allograft

Author: Wang Liren//Wang Hong//Fang Jianming//Liang Zhihui//Bi Aihua
Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, Tongji Medical University, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 2nd Int Conf on Qigong
Date published: 1989
Other: Pages: 65 , Word Count: 402

It was known that the outgoing qi has many biological effects. For example, it can influence organic cells and biological macromolecules in vitro. In this paper, we studied preliminarily whether or not the outgoing qi could change serum hepatitis B surface antige (HBsAG) titre and rejection of allograft, both of which are medical problems to be eagerly solved.

Affect of the outgoing qi on serum HBsAg titre

Five sera of hepatitis B patients were detected the HBsAg titre before the outgoing qi action with reverse indirect hemaglutination, within 1 hour after outgoing qi action and after 3 days in 4 C, respectively. The results showed that there was a significant decrease in the titre after outgoing qi action (P<0.01). But the titre tended to rise after 3 days, with no remarkable difference to that before the outgoing qi action (P<0.05).

Affect of the outgoing qi on surviving period of transplanted heart in mouse ear.

Ten hearts form new-born within 48 hours of Kunming mice were transplanted to the ears of ten NIH mice. The mice were then divided into two groups. Five mice were in experimental group, which received outgoing qi action for 10 minutes on the second day after operation. Other five served as control group, which received no outgoing qi. All mice were detected the ECG of transplanted hearts since the sixth day after operation. The date when myoelectric activity on the ECG disappeared was viewed as terminal point of rejection, from which the surviving period of the grafts could be calculated. It was observed that the surviving period of the grafts in the control group was 11±3.58 days (M±SD), but the period in the experimental group was 21.28±5.54 days, significantly longer than that in control group (p 0.05 ).

It was indicated from our experiment that outgoing qi could reduce temporarily the serum HBsAg titre in vitro to various extent. This may be associated with changes of biological macromolecules structure induced by outgoing qi. The fact that outgoing qi could prolong the surviving period of graft may be due to modification of histocompatibility antigen of the graft by outgoing qi, or to alterations of immunological functions of the receptor.

Our data proved preliminarily that outgoing qi of qigong possessed obvious biological effects. If this is the same in body of hepatitis B patient and allografted patient, it could be supposed that outgoing qi may be a new hopeful way for treatment of hepatitis B and antirejection.