Effect of Taijiquan on meridian waves

Author: Mao Mingchun
Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Physical Training, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 85 , Word Count: 138

Taijiquan is a kind of internal qigong and the meridian theory is one of the fundamental theories of qigong. By using electroencephalographs (EEGs) and vibration transducers the author tested the electroencephalograms, meridian waves and electrocardiograms (EECs) in thirty Taijiquan exercisers and thirty-one non-Taijiquan exercisers. The following results clearly demonstrated the Taijiquan group, the degree of coupling between the 'heart-meridian' and H/L value of Baihui (Du20) was noticeably higher than the control group (P<.005, P<.002). When the Taijiquan group entered a relaxed state.the frequency of the meridian waves compared with the waves of the non-Taijiquan group reduced (P<.05).

This paper holds that Taijiquan promotes smooth flow of qi and blood to get rid of diseases. In addition taijiquan may help people to reach utmost harmony or coupling of the various systems of the body.