Author: Wan Sujian 1//He Yuzhu 1//Hao Shuping 1//Liu Yuding 1//Yu Chuan 2
Qigong Institute, Beijing Military Region, Beijing, China  //Hebei Langfarg People's Hospital, Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing, China 
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 97 , Word Count: 183
18 small test pigs were used in this study. They were divided in three groups (Group A,B,C). Spinal cord injury was made by the Allen's method with straight drop strength 400gcf, (50 X 80cm). Group C was the control group. The clinical effect of treatment and its mechanism were observed in the acute stage of spinal cord injury treated by the Ba Gua Induction Qigong 2-3 times per day. After 89 days treatment, the paraplegic pigs in Group A all could walk, the nervous function recovered to some extent. The nervous function of 83% of the pigs in Group B were recovered. Not any one in Group C could stand. The result showed obvious difference (P<.01 ). The autopsy revealed that the degree of paraplegia was proportional to the atrophy and adhesion of spinal cord. This study proved that the Ba Gua lnduction Qigong could produce a biological effect in regulating qi and blood, as well as the meridians. It can improve the regional circulation, remove blood stasis with calm and analgisic effect. In conclusion.the Ba Gua Induction Qigong has good effect on ESCI.