Effect of emitted qi on the skeletal muscle of mice under the stress of ice-swimming--an electromicroscopic observation

Author: Lu Danyun//Jia Jingdin
Affiliation: National Research Institute of Sports Science, Beijing, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 16 , Word Count: 344


The emitted qi has proved to be matter by modern technical methods. It possesses its own biological effects as it has been reported in many papers. The effectiveness of the emitted qi in relieving muscle slight trauma and fatigue was investigated in this paper to further apply the emitted qi in medical treatment.

18 Kunming mice weighing 28 l 1. 8g were randomly divided into 3 groups: ice swimming group with the emitted qi given (Group l), simple ice-swimming group (Group II), and the control group. The first two groups were put into ice water (4C°) and forced to swim until exhausted. Group 1 was given the emitted qi for 5 minutes before, during and after swimming and the next day. All the mice were decapitated at the time of postswimming 48 hours. The tibialis anterior muscle was removed for conventional TEM preparation and observed with Philip 110 and JEM-1200EX. According to the statistic data in presenting cases, the results of Groups I (Gl), II (Gll), and III (Glll) were as follows:

l) Sarolemmal projection 34%: 85%: 17% (I: III P>O.05); (II: III P<O.05).

2) Central nuclei 17%: 85%: 17% (I: II and III: II P<O.05).

3) Mitochondria swelling and residual bodies 68%: 100%: 50%;

4 ) Smooth reticulum dilating 85% : 85 % : 34 % .

5) Glycogen content in GI was less than or equal to that in GIII and it is the least in most of the mice in GII.
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Interestingly, active satellite cells (SC) were seen in a case of GII; inactive SC were seen in a case of GII; among the mice given the emitted qi active SC were seen in 3 cases and 2 with unusual large nuclei (diameter>12 um) seen in muscle fiber, in which the euchromatin occupied. The results show that the emitted qi obviously can lessen the changes in skeletal muscle of mice induced by the stress of exhausting ice-swimming. It seems that the energy form of the emitted qi is suitable to be absorbed by liquid crystal resonance in the body and compensates the energy lost during ice-swimming. After all, the effect of the emitted qi for regulating the function of nuclei is well worth attention.

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