Curative effect of qigong therapy for students with neurasthenia

Author: Qin Chao 1//Yiang Jiwei 1//Dong Enxia 2//Yang Lifeng////
Dept of Physiology, Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, China//Dept of Physiology, Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, China//Qigong Association of Shaanxi Province, China//Qigong Association of Shaanxi Province, China////
Conference/Journal: 2nd Int Conf on Qigong
Date published: 1989
Other: Pages: 190 , Word Count: 362

Neurasthenia is the first cause leading to discontinue students' studies in the university, which dose harm to psychosomatic hearth of them. Therefore, this is an important problem in the work of school hearth. This paper had observed the curative effect for neurasthenia of students using qigong therapy.
This group included 51 cases with neurasthenia that were diagnosed by psychiatrist or neurasthenia at university hospital. The most of them are students in the medical, science and engineering university, whose ages ranged from 18 to 28 years old and the disease course was 0.5 to 4 years. They were guided by qigong masters to train DaoYin tide, he Iiangzhung qigong etch 2 hours every day, in 15-22days. During qigong, talk the patients into stopping other medicine. Taking the neurasthenia scale the curative effect were valuated.
Results: The total efficiency of qigong treatment was 90.19X in the 51 cases. The prominent efficiency was 42.74% according to the scores from the neurasthenia scales (the total scores of past treatment were lower below 60X than per-treatment). The total scores of the pre- and post-treatment were 50.13+9.92 and 20.64+ 7.50 respectively; The selected item frequency in pre- and posttreatment were 32.02+12.23 and 18.57+8.33 respectively; The item intensity in pre- and post-trcatment were 2.07+0.35 and 1.2fi+0.21 respectively. These differences were statistically significant (p< 0.05). To further analyze the results, we divided the scale into five Rubscales: mental and recongnive, sleep, emotion, automic nerves and viscera system. The statistical data of the subscales are given on the Table. The result showed that every subscale indices were lower in post- than pre-treatment at various degree. The differences of the most indices of subscales were statistically significant (p<0.05). The most of symptoms of patients started to be improved or alleviated on 4-6 th day after qigong training.
The occurrence rate of neurasthenia in the students is 8FOX, and that is the first cause leading to discontinue students' studies in the university. The condition should be attached a great attention. In 1987, National Education Committee State: It should be advocated that the << hcalt.l; qigong >> is taught and studied in various schools, first in the university. We think that it is necessary for vast numbers of the students to learn qigong, too.