Author: Liu C//Sun C//Dong X
Medical Qigong Institute, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 100029, China
Conference/Journal: Chinese Qigong Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 1 , Pages: 16-18 , Word Count: 586
Objective: To try to find out the mechanism of qigong’s therapeutic effects on diabetes and the mechanism of qigong’s regulation on the metabolism of the body.
Subjects: 30 Wistar male rats (weight 200-250g), whose fast blood glucose were within3.5-5mmol/L.
Wistar male rats were divided randomly into 3 groups: control group, model group and qigong group.
Streptozotocin Intraperitoneal injection (63.5mg/kg) was given to the model group and qigong group rats. 72 hours after the injection, the index of fast blood glucose was tested. The rats whose fast blood glucose level >11mmol/L were permitted into the experiment. There were ten rats in model group and qigong group each.
The qigong master dirigated the qigong group rats, while the cages were put 1.01.5 meters away from him. And the cages of model group rats were put around a person who had never practiced any kind of qigong 1.0-1.5 meters away. This treatment or process was scheduled once a day, 2h each time, and lasted for 20 days.
After 20 days experiment, all the 30 rats were sacrificed. Weight, blood glucose, T LPO (liver tissue and kidney tissue), P LPO, RBC MDA, GSH-Px, plasma SOD, serum insulin were tested.
Results: The results of weight deviation, blood glucose, E LPO, P LPO, RBC MDA and GSH-Px show significant differences between model group and qigong group.
The result of model group weight before and after the experiment was 220.82±12.38, 209.09±34.55 in turn; the result of Qigong group weight before and after the experiment was 222.36±24.95, 244.88±49.44(p<0.05); while the control group was 208.20±11.32, 344.90±12.01.
The result of model and Qigong group blood glucose after the experiment was 11.90±2.77, 8.72±2.97(p<0.05) in turn; while the control group was 3.72±0.38.
The result of model and Qigong group liver T LPO after the experiment was 1.003±0.195, 0.744±0.108 nM/gwt (wet tissue)(p<0.01), while the control group was 0.680±0.035.
The result of model and Qigong group kidney T LPO after the experiment was 1.041±0.126, 0.764±0.109 nM/gwt (p<0.01), while the control group was0.897±0.162.
The result of model and Qigong group P LPO after the experiment was 3.59±0.63, 3.07±0.18 (p<0.05) while the control group was 2.83±0.33.
The result of model and Qigong group RBC MDA after the experiment was 245.07±30.39, 98.19±16.33 nM/gHb (p<0.001); while the control group was 104.53±19.95.
The result of model and Qigong group GSH-Px after the experiment was 86.56±7.35, 96.77±7.53 (P<0.01) ;while the control group was 80.97±11.19.
All the above results of the qigong group are lower than that of the model group, except the results of weight. All the results above show no statistic differences compared with the control group.
The results of plasma SOD, serum insulin show significant differences£®P<0.001£©between control group and model group. There are no differences between qigong group and the other groups.
The result of model and control group plasma SOD after the experiment was 1447.94±254.41, 2766.25±199.45 nitro unit/ml (P<0.001) ;while the Qigong group was 1520.01±130.00.
The result of model and control group serum insulin after the experiment was 5.54±1.79, 9.25±2.27 m/L (P<0.01) ;while the Qigong group was 5.83±2.13.
Conclusion: The results of this experiment indicate that the Qi-field produced in the dirigation course of qigong master has therapeutic effects on the hyperglycemia of the Streptozotocin induced diabetes of the rats. Since the serum insulin level of the qigong group didn’t return to normal, we can presume that the therapeutic effects of qigong may due to: 1. It improves the efficacy of insulin in the body; 2.It helps the cells to increase the intake and utilization of glucose. And qigong can accelerate the clearance of free radical in the tissue..