Intracerebral haemorrhage and Qigong.

Author: Leung KP//Yan T//Li LS
Conference/Journal: Hong Kong Med J
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 7 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 315-8 , Word Count: 93

Rehabilitation Unit, University Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

We report on a 65-year-old woman who presented with acute right-sided weakness because of an intracerebral (thalamic) haemorrhage. As a Qigong enthusiast with a long-standing history of hypertension, she developed a stroke syndrome soon
after practising Qigong one morning. Following neurological recovery, the patient exhibited erratic blood pressure responses while practising Qigong, despite the fact that resting blood pressure was normal. The haemodynamic
responses to exercise are discussed and a review of the therapeutic implications of practising Qigong is presented.