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Abstract

LEE and colleagues, Department of Qi-Medicine, Institute of Biotechnology, Wonkwang University, Iksan 570-749, Republic of Korea investigated the effects of Korean traditional Qi-training on cardiovascular and respiratory function in normal healthy volunteers.

Background

Methodology

Heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure were measured in 12 normal healthy ChunDoSunBup (CDSB) Qi-trainees (9 men and 3 women; 19-37 years old; trained for 1.3 years) before, during and after CDSB Qi-training.

Results

Heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure and rate-pressure product were significantly decreased during Qi-training.

Conclusion

The authors suggest that CDSB Qi-training has physiological effects that indicate stabilisation of the cardiovascular system.

References

Lee MS et al. Effect of Qi-training on blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. Clinical Physiology 20 (3): 173-6. May 2000.

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