Author: Peng Zhengshun//Chen Xianyu//Wen Yangzhi//Ni Yongwen//Deng Guoying
Affiliation: Dept of Chinese Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, Jiangsi, China 
Conference/Journal: 2nd Int Conf on Qigong
Date published: 1989
Other: Pages: 167 , Word Count: 553
The patients are divided into two group, i.e., the Qigong group and Control group, each having 20 patients with gastrointestinal tumors that had been treated by supplementary Qigong.
The patients in the Qigong group were operated, which was combined with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Chinese medicine and they usually went on with Qigong. Later, according to their condition, they were taught several suitable methods of such Qigong, which were mainly Jing Yang Gong, Fong Song Gong, Zhen Qu Yun Sing Gong and Zi Ti Sun Suan TaiJi Gong, and so on. They did these exercises three times a day, i.e. in the morning, at noon and at night. Each time they spent 30 minutes doing so. At the early stage they chiefly did Wo Gong, connecting Ciao Zhou Tian. After feeling a little better they could cooperate with Zou Gong When they arrived at the best situation of exercise, the patients could mainly do Zuo Gong in accordance with Zhan Ahuong Gong. The patients in the control group were operated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Chinese medicine but without doing Qigong. Their symptoms and the changeable objective norm were observed regularly and we found doing Qigong would surely promote the recovery of the functions of the stomach and intestines and the patients' appetite and improve the gastric and absorption functions, making the white blood cells remain normal and also making their cutaneous electric reaction become closer to normal adults. Their 3 and 5 year survival rate was obviously higher than that of the control group.
In malignant gastrointestinal tumors, the symptoms of the digestive tract are conspicuous, generally accompanying abdominal ache, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite and abnormal bowel movement. We have emphatically observed their diets. These two groups poorly took food before the treatment. On the average, each patient took it 870 calories totally. But the patients in the Qigong group, after being treated for 2 months, could take an average of 1,560 calories while the patients in the control group had not many obvious changes in their diets.
The W.B.C. counts of these two groups before accepting chemotherapy and radiotherapy remained 4,000-6,000, averaging about 6,000. During such two therapies, the W.B.C. counts of the Qigong group fell slightly, after 4 weeks it gradually rose and remained normal about 6-8 weeks later. Their W.B.C. counts kept steady somewhat rose, afterwards while those of the control group fell obviously. There was a distinct difference in the counts of these two groups.
The cutaneous electric reaction might be 20 uA as in the two groups before treatment. But that of some tumor's specific points was 50 uA and that of some specific points fell to 20 +/-10 uA in the Qigong group after 6 months. There were not many changes in the cutaneous electric reaction included that of some specific points in the control group. This all shows doing Qigong does enable the cutaneous electric reaction and that of some specific points to be close to the normal adults.
Through 5-year observation of this treatment, the Qigong group had 80% for a 3-year survival rate, and 45% for a 5-year survival rate. The control group had 65% for a 3-year survival rate and 30% for a 5-year survival rate. Therefore, these two groups have quite different survival rates. Showing the supplementing treatment by doing Qigong can obviously increase the survival rate of the patients.