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J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Aug;10(4):681-3.

Effect of qi training on neutrophil function in young and elderly males.

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Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea. qimed@wonkwang.ac.kr

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the effect of qi training on neutrophil bactericidal function (superoxide generation and adhesion).

METHODS:

We studied the effects of one session of qi training on superoxide generation and adhesion of neutrophils immediately after (Post I), and 2 hours after qi training (Post II), in nine young and nine elderly male subjects.

RESULTS:

The qi training significantly enhanced the superoxide generation and adhesion of neutrophils, and there were significant differences at Post I compared to before qi training (Pre) in both groups.

CONCLUSION:

Our current observations show that qi training enhances superoxide generation and adhesion of neutrophils. It is supposed that qi training may increase the resistance of trained individuals against common infection and inflammation.

PMID:
15353026
DOI:
10.1089/acm.2004.10.681
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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