Author: Ma Dingxing
Affiliation: Stomatological Hospital, 4th Military Medical College, Xi'an, China 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 108 , Word Count: 554
Scars, pimples and scleroma, especially in the oral-facial region, caused by inflammation, trauma and surgical operation, not only affect appearance but also physiological function. They are difficult medical problems since medication and reoperation have no effect.
The author has softened the scar tissues by means of qigong therapy with apparent effect in recent years.
Qigong pattern: Natural qigong .
Method: Emitted qi treatment was given for 6-10 min. a day, 3-5 days made a course.
1. Scar tissue softened
2. Pimple smaller
3. Scleroma flatter and softer
4. Color from white to red
5. Mouth opening degree wider
6. Facial muscle functions easier
The best therapeutic effect appeared in 10 min. after treatment, the slowest in 3 to 5 days.
Case 1: Jiong, male, 7 yrs. old. His left nasal wing and upper lip were damaged by a traffic accident 3 months ago. After the wound healed, a scar tissue sized 1.8 X 1.0 X 0.5cm could be seen at the left lip and nose region, thus resulting in limitation of the left lip and nasal wing movement. The boy was admitted on Oct. 10, 1987 and treated with the qigong therapy for 10 min. As a result, the scar tissue became flatter and softer, freer movement of the lip and nose was apparently seen, and the facial appearance was better.
Case 2: Song, male, 45 yrs. old, suffering from squamous cell carcinoma at the soft palate. After surgical operation, he complained of a hard and painful scar, which made speaking, swallowing and mouth opening quite difficult for 1 month. On Nov. 20, 1987, on physical examination: there was a 3.8 X 1.5 X 0.5cm sized band-shaped reddish and hard scar at the soft palate; the mouth opening was 2cm. By means of the qigong therapy for 4 days, the scar tissue became smaller and softer day by day; the pain disappeared gradually; the mouth could open as wide as 3.5cm.
Case 3: Zhang, female, 26 yrs. old, there was a broad-bean-sized scar at the right cheek for 2 months caused by a traffic accident. On Dec. 13, 1987, it was found that the scar felt hard and not movable. During the first qigong therapy, the scar became softer in 5 min. and smaller and movable in 10 min.
Case 4: Cheng, male, 30 yrs. old, his lower lip had been damaged 5 months ago. The scar adhered to the mucosa of the oral vestibule and alveola, causing the movement of the lower lip very difficult. After 3 times of the qigong therapy, the scar was softened and thinner day by day, the lower lip could move freer.
Case 5: Wang, female, 24 yrs. old, her haemangioma of the right cheek had been removed and skin-graft performed 1 year before. On Jan. 20, 1988, it was found that there was a round-shaped, hard red scar at the edge of the grafted skin, 3mm higher than the normal skin. The movement of the right nasal wing and lips became difficult. After 5 times of the qigong therapy, the scar tissue became flatter and softer gradually, the movement of the nasal wing and lips was apparently freer.
Case 6: Li, female, 40 yrs. old, on Jan. 22, 1988, it was found that there was a scleroma at her left cheek following a submasseteric infection, and her mouth could only open 0.5cm wide. After 3 times of the qigong therapy, the mouth could open 2.5cm.
As reported above, it is shown that the qig(mg therapy has a softening effect on the oral facial scar caused by inflammation, trauma and surgical operation.