Author: Hou Shuli//Li Zhenxiu//Jiang Xiuyin//Yang Tangvin//Zhan Tingxiang
Institute of Space Medico-Engineering, Beijing, China 
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 74 , Word Count: 245
The paper discusses the general, physiological, biochemical and electroneurographical responses and the endurance time to tilt test during qigong exercise and the condition of the control group before. during and after HDBR (-6°) for 7 days. The results are as follows.
1. HDBR (—6°) for 7 days played a simulated weightlessness part in short space flight.
2. Compared with the control group, CEF, SV, and Co of the qigong group decreased significantly when they concentrated their minds on the lower limbs. At the same time, UBF, Rcbf/Rllbf, R sv/ R llbf, the skin temperature of the lower dantian area and the gastrocnemius muscle and the transcutaneous oxygen (TP02) on the muscle increased significantly. The content of cortisol and aldosterone in urine and SOD in blood of the qigong group were better than the control group, and the latency of H reflex and the motor nerve conductive velocity (MNCV) of the peroneus nerve of the qigong group were better than the control group. The endurance time and CID of the tilt test were significantly better than the control group. The general response of the qigong group during and after HDBR (—6°) for 7 days was less than the control group.
3. From these results, we reach a conclusion that qigong can push blood flow towards the head and chest in the lying position with the head on a lower level during qigong exercise. At the same time, qigong can improve the physiological. biochemical systems, electroneurographical responses, and the endurance time to tilt test.