An experimental observation on the effect of qigong on improvement of body flexibility

Author: Zhou Daohong//Li Zhaobe//Zhang Jinti
Xi’an Physical Education Institute, Xi'an, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 2nd Int Conf on Qigong
Date published: 1989
Other: Pages: 111 , Word Count: 121

The purpose of this study was to supply a new and efficient method for improving body flexibility by practicing qigong.

All subjects (mean age 20.48±1.0, male 17, female 16) were students in the institute. They volunteered to learn and practise qigong for 8 hours. Qigong teacher was Zhou Daohong.

The results showed that five indexes that represent body flexibility of shoulder, chest, waist, hip, etc., were improved greatly after learning and practicing qigong (p<0.01). In addition, the results showed that improving body flexibility by qigong not only have effective quickly without pain but also not to be easy to injure.

These results indicate that qigong is a better method of improving body flexibility and accord with the demands in sports training and physical education.