[Influence of qigong therapy upon serum HDL-C in hypertensive patients][in Chinese]

Author: Wang CX//Xu DH
Conference/Journal: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi
Date published: 1989
Other: Volume ID: 9 , Issue ID: 9 , Pages: 543-4 , Word Count: 170

The serum HDL-C concentration of 100 hypertensive patients had been measured. The results showed that the mean levels of cholesterol (Tc), triglyceride (Tg), LDL-C and AI (AI-Tc-HDL-C/HDL-C) in the serum of male hypertensive patients (n = 100) all were significantly higher than those of male normotensive subjects (n = 50), while the mean levels of serum HDL-C, HDL-C/Tc and HDL-C/LDL-C of male hypertensive patients all were significantly lower than those of male normotensive subjects. The 100 hypertensive patients were also divided randomly into Qigong group (Qigong with regularly antihypertensive drug taking, n = 50) and control group (with regularly antihypertensive drug taking only, n = 50). After one year treatment, in Qigong group, the levels of Tc, Tg, LDL-C and AI were decreased; while the levels of HDL-C, HDL-C/Tc and HDL-C/LDL-C were significant increased. In control group, however, no significant changes were found. The differences between the two groups both were statistically significant (P less than 0.05-0.001). The above results indicated that Qigong practising could elevate serum levels of HDL-C and regulatory metabolism of lipid.