CHANGING TENDENCY OF THE IMPEDANCE OF MERIDIANS AND COLLATERAL BEFORE AND AFTER QIGONG EXERCISES
Keywords: Qigong, exercise, meridians and collaterals impedance
AbstractINTRODUCTION: According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine distributed throughout the whole body, the meridians and collaterals are the main pathways for circulation of ‘Qi’ and blood in human body, linking all organs of body. They provide the connection between the exterior and interior and between the upper and lower extremities. They adjust the functional balance of physiological activity, resist pathogenic factors, reflect pathological syndromes, transmit sensation and regulate deficiency and excess. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Qigong, a Chinese exercise form, on changing tendency of the impedance of meridians and collateral before and after practice.
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