Stimulating self-treatment capacity of human body a crucial point of qigong exercise against diabetes

Author: Du Loyi
Associate Professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Conference/Journal: 4th World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 173-174 , Word Count: 511

Since 1986, I have undertaken clinical observations on more than 100 diabetic patients. I treated diabetic patients depending on insulin by means of Qigong in the way of keeping with the original quantity of drug taken by them. I also treated the diabetic independent from insulin by means of Qigong without any medicine which is called simple Qigong treatment. During the course of treatment, the patients kept the same intake of food as before without limiting and reducing their food. They received treatment twice each day in the morning and afternoon. In the
evening patients practiced Qigong themselves.


Diabetic Depending on Insulin: After Qigong treatment their sugar in blood and urine decreased to some extent. Then, we reduced some quantity and times of injecting insulin and the sugar in blood and urine of them went up a little. Next, we used Qigong to stimulate their self-treatment capacity and their insulin secretion reducing sugar in blood and urine. After several days of maintenance we reduced some insulin again. We repeated such a process. After a course of treatment, most patients strengthened their own insulin secretion and cytoactive. Both the sugar in blood and urine and insulin intake were reduced.

Diabetic Independent from Insulin: Right after receiving tests of sugar in blood and urine the patients stopped taking any drug. After Qigong treatments, 90% of them had a reduction of sugar in urine in 1-7 days. But the blood sugar rebounded after stopping drug intake which caused the blood sugar peak to be higher than that during drug treatment. Through Qigong, 90% of them could have a reduction of blood sugar which was even lower than that before their hospitalization.

Treated by Qigong: The patients' self-treatment capacity was increased, a lot of accompanied symptoms disappeared, such as; coronary heart disease, hypertension, gout, retinopathy, sores and scabies.


The purpose of reducing quantity of medicine or stopping it is to form ìthe drop' of insulin in the body when blood sugar rises and the blood sugar of cerebral cortex response goes up requiring islets of pancreas to secrete more insulin. Qigong can help islets of pancreas secrete insulin and reduce sugar in blood and urine when less or no drug is taken.

However, some patients took medicine while practicing Qigong, the result is not as good as that of the patients without taking medicine. The reason is that the drug can effect the drop of cerebral cortex response when no drug is taken and the cerebral cortex response feels enough of insulin secretion. Therefore, the self-treatment capacity stimulated by Qigong is affected by drug and the result is not satisfactory.

Patients stopping the medicine for practicing Qigong and receiving Qi for curing disease should be supervised by Qigong doctors. Otherwise they would have problems. Qigong masters have high capacity, with their help patients can stop medicine and cut down insulin and avoid keytoacidosis.

After success of Qigong treatment, patients shall carry on Qigong exercise, the sugar in their blood and urine will be normal or tends to be normal. On the contrary, patients will suffer from relapse.