Author: Wu Hanrong//Yang Limin//Zhou Jianghong//Chen Xiang//Zhen Erkang
Tongji Medical University, Hubei Province, China 
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 79 , Word Count: 366
Qigong is the valuable heritage of the Chinese culture. which has unique function in preventing and curing diseases and improving health. It has been reported that the great results have been achieved and the influence of human beings' physiological and psychological indexes given by Yuan Ji Qigong in the combination of Yuan Ji Qigong and modern science. But we fail to read the accounts of comprehensive effects on human beings' physiology. psychology and sport ability. In order to study the effects of Yuan Ji Qigong on the physical and mental health. we made the primary study and comparison of the changes in Tongji Medical University in physiology. psychology and sport ability of students between the practicing group and the control group before and after practicing Yuan ji Qigong from November of 1991 to April of 1992. The results showed:
1. The students in the practice group didn't perform Yuan Ji Qigong before they ran 800 m. Through a short period for 20' 40' after running 800m, Iactic acid clean rates in blood were 20.1% and 57.1%, respectively. After practicing Yuan Ji Qigong lactic acid clean rates in blood were 36.6% and 80.3%, respectively. The difference between the states after and before practicing Yuan Ji Qigong was statistically significant (p<O.05). The result indicated that practicing Yuan Ji Qigong and listening to Yuan Ji Qigong music could remove students' tiredness and increase students' lactic acid clean rates after sports and speed up physical recovery.
2. Before practicing Yuan Ji Qigong, the step index of the students was 45. in the practice group. After practicing Yuan Ji Qigong, the step index of students is 64.2. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant (p<O.01). The results showed Yuan Ji Qigong can improve the circulation, raise the ability of heart storage, so doing Yuan Ji Qigong can strengthen the body and increase sport ability.
3. Before practicing Yuan Ji Qigong, the grades of the forceful symptom, the sensitivity of relationship between people, the gloom, the anxiety, the hostile to the others were 1.24, 1.1, 0.9, 0.75, and 0.83, respectively. After practicing Yuan Ji Qigong, the grades were 0.98, 0.85, 0.68, 0.55 and 0.64, respectively. The results showed that practicing Yuan Ji Qigong can improve the mental state and help them overcome their obstacle in behavior and emotion.