The Effects of Wai Qi on Rats under Stress Based on Urinary Excretion Measurements of Catecholamines

Author: Itoh T 1//Shen Z 2//Itoh Y 2//Tamura A 1////
1. Dept. of Health Sciences, Chukyo Women's University (Aichi, Japan)//2. Dept Clinical Physiology, School of Health Science, Fujita Health University (Aichi, Japan )
Conference/Journal: 8th Int Sym on Qigong
Date published: 2001
Other: Pages: 104-105 , Word Count: 139

We have studied the power of Qi scientifically using rats. Rats received Wai Qi during a 6-day period and then we did a stress load test (swimming) and measured urinary excretion of catecholamines [adrenaline (A), noradrenalin (NA), dopamine (DA). For both control and Qi groups the quantity of A increased greatly just after the stress load. For the control group, the quantity of NA increased just after the stress load, but not for the Qi group. In the Qi group, the quantity of DA decreased significantly just after stress load, but not for the control group. As for food-intake, no meaningful difference was seen for five days between both groups, but the weight of the control group clearly increased more than that of the Qi group. We suggested that Wai Qi had some influence on the autonomic nervous system.