Author: Luo Sen//Tong Tainmin////
Zhejing Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou Qigong Hospital, Hangzhou, China 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 126 , Word Count: 356
Under the observation in this experiment were 80 patients, with 17 kinds of malignant tumors, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma, breast cancer, lung cancer and gastric carcinoma, their diagnosis was confirmed by cytological and radiological examinations. Within this group, 48 were male and 32 females. Most of them had been operated on before hospitalization. They were at their I or II stage of the diseases and received radiation or chemotherapy before. These patients were randomly divided into three groups. 30 of them, as the first group, received qigong treatment, the second group, composed of 25 cases, were treated with chemotherapy. And another 25 received chemotherapy combined with qigong exercises learned was called in this experiment 'Vital Gate' Qigong, instructed by Luo Sen. Group II were treated by routine drugs. Group III were treated with antimetabolites together with qigong exercises. The parameters adopted included WBC and RBC count, serum hemoglobin and platelet count in blood before and after treatment. T-lymphocyte conversion test (H[sup 3] -TdRLT) and urine excretion of 17-hydroxy steroids within 24 hours before and after the last week of qigong therapy in some of the patients. The total period of observation lasted 60 days. Results are reported as follows.
1. Group I developed a significant rise in their WBC, RBC count and serum hemoglobin after treatment (P<0.01). Group II presented a significant lowering (P<0.01). Group III showed an obvious elevation of serum hemoglobin, RBC and platelet count (P<0.005-0.01). Their WBC remained at the same level as before the treatment (P>0.05).
2. T-lymphocyte conversion test in Group I also gave a significant rise (P<0.05). It was seen to be maintained at the original level in Group III. No significant change was noted (P>0.05).
3. 5 cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, after 50 days of qigong exercises, exhibited an obvious lowering in their urine excretion of 17-hydroxy steroids (P<0.05).
This experiment proves that this kind of qigong exercise, by exciting the circulation of qi along meridians and modulating the functions of blood circulation, immune response and endocrine tissues, can minimize the toxic side-effects of chemotherapy and enhance energy supply of the body. This practice is effective in treatment of cancer and supported by confirmed scientific experiment.