[The beneficial effect of qigong on the ventricular function and microcirculation in deficiency of heart-energy hypertensive patients]

Author: Wang CX// Xu DH
Affiliation: Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Shanghai Second Medical University.
Conference/Journal: Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih
Date published: 1991
Other: Volume ID: 11 , Issue ID: 11 , Pages: 659-60 , Special Notes: CHINESE , Word Count: 189


Ultrasonic cardiogram was performed on 120 aged subjects. Experiment showed that the left ventricular function in the hypertensive aged group (n = 80) was lower than that in the aged group (n = 40), while the left ventricular function in the deficiency of heart-energy hypertensive patients (n = 46) was the lowest in the non-deficiency of heart-energy hypertensive patients (n = 34). After practising Qigong for 1 year, the cardiac output (CO) was increased, the total peripheral resistance (TPR) was decreased, ejection fraction (EF) mitral valve diastolic closing velocity and mean velocity of circumferential fiber shortening (mvcf) tended to be increased. The results indicated that Qigong had a regulatory effect on haemodynamic alteration as well as on improvement of left ventricular function. Nailfold microcirculation detection of 120 aged subjects was made. It found that hypertension had an accelerating effect on the disturbance of microcirculation. The incidence of disturbance of microcirculation was 73.91% in the deficiency of heart-energy hypertensive patients, after 1 year Qigong practice, the incidence of disturbance of microcirculation was 39.13% (P less than 0.01). The result suggested that Qigong had an effect to improve the disturbance of microcirculation. The above data indicate that Qigong can benefit heart-energy and regulate the blood channel.

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