[Effect of qigong on blood pressure and life quality of essential hypertension patients]

Author: Xing ZH//Li W//Pi DR
Inst. of Combined TCM-WM, Hunan Medical University, Changsha.

Conference/Journal: Chung Kuo Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih
Date published: 1993
Other: Volume ID: 13 , Issue ID: 7 , Pages: 413-4 , Special Notes: English Abstract , Word Count: 93

56 essential hypertension patients (stages I, II) received Qigong from Mar, 1989 to Sept, 1991, pre- and post-treatment comparison of BP and life quality (LQ) indices revealed that (1) It could efficiently lower BP(P < 0.001). Stroke, congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction did not occur. No side effects were observed as well. (2) It could markedly improve LQ of hypertensive patients. LQ examinations showed that significant difference (P <0.001) existed among LQ indices except dysfunction, which might be due to the selection of non-dysfunctional patients. LQ should be widely used in clinical practice and medical research.