Author: Shibata T 1//Kitamura Y 2//Kamiya N 3//Suzuki M 1
St. Columbia University // Tottori University // Yokohama National University
Conference/Journal: J Mind-Body Science
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 27-33 , Special Notes: Text in Japanese; abstract in English , Word Count: 162
The effects of AST Chiro Qigong (AST Qigong) on several diseases have been reported hitherto. Authors tried to investigate the effects of AST Qigong on the grip strength and reported here some results with discussion. Twenty-nine healthy volunteers and twenty-three patients underwent AST Qigong therapy and the effects on the grip strength were examined. Under almost every condition, Qigong therapy showed significant increase of grip strength. There was the tendency that the rate of increase in grip strength was significantly larger in female than in male. The group of the weak grip strength also revealed more in the rate of increase than group of the strong grip strength. The effects on increasing rate did not depend significantly on therapy times under various conditions except for the case of the right hand of female. There observed no significant change among the ages of the therapy receivers. It was suggested that AST Qigong was effective on strengthening the grip strength for almost every person.