Author: Huang Meiguang
General Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 95 , Word Count: 272
43 cases of paralysis, 19 cases of hemiplegia and 24 of paraplegia were treated by the emitted qi combined with self-practice of qigong.
1. Qigong masters emitted their qi from Laogong (P 8) and Shixuan (Extra 10) towards the running course of the meridians of the patient 2-3 times a day.
2. Qigong masters used his emitted qi to massage points of the patient once every other day.
3. Under the instruction of a master and according to the condition of the myodynamia the patient did the qigong exercise 1-2 times a day to restore the function.
1. Relief of symptoms.
The mental status, sleep, appetite, local perspiration (limbs), speaking ability, etc. were all obviously improved.
2. Changes of myodynamia.
The myodynamia of the paralytic limbs was improved in most cases (35/34) from 0-2 degree to 3-5 degree, which means the ability of performing active movement. Some of the cases were completely recovered.
Before treatment 37 of the 43 paralytic patients had needed support in walking. After treatment 23 cases could walk without any help. Only 20 cases were still dependent on crutches. But some patients previously used wheel chairs now could walk with crutches, and those who originally walked with a pair of crutches now use only one crutch.
4. Managing of dally life.
Before treatment 36 of the 43 cases could not manage their own daily life- After treatment 34 were capable of taking care of themselves.
In Comparison with the indices before and after treatment, the difference was statistically significant.
Judged by the indices of rehabilitation commonly used, the effect of treatment was excellent in 10 cases (23.25 %), good in 20 cases (46.5%), fine in 10 cases(23.25 %), bad in 3 cases (6.99%) . The total effective rate was 93.01%. The markedly effective rate was 69.76%.