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Titolo:
Psychoneuroimmunological effects of Qi-therapy: preliminary study on the changes of level of anxiety, mood, cortisol and melatonin and cellular function of neutrophil and natural killer cells
Autore:
Lee, MS; Huh, HJ; Hong, SS; Jang, HS; Ryu, H; Lee, HS; Chung, HT;
Indirizzi:
Wonkwang Univ, Sch Med, Dept Microbiol & Immunol, Iksan 570749, South Korea Wonkwang Univ Iksan South Korea 570749 mmunol, Iksan 570749, South Korea Wonkwang Univ, Inst Biotechnol, Dept Qi Med, Iksan 570749, South Korea Wonkwang Univ Iksan South Korea 570749 Qi Med, Iksan 570749, South Korea Wonkwang Hlth Sci Coll, Dept Nursing, Iksan 570750, South Korea Wonkwang Hlth Sci Coll Iksan South Korea 570750 ksan 570750, South Korea Wonkwang Univ, Coll Oriental Med, Dept Physiol, Iksan 570749, South Korea Wonkwang Univ Iksan South Korea 570749 hysiol, Iksan 570749, South Korea
Titolo Testata:
STRESS AND HEALTH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 17 - 24
SICI:
1532-3005(200101)17:1<17:PEOQPS>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMMUNE FUNCTION; CYTO-TOXICITY; TAI CHI; MEDITATION; STRESS; QIGONG; NORADRENALINE; LYMPHOCYTES; CAPACITY; DISEASE;
Keywords:
Qi-therapy; emitted Qi; anxiety; cortisol; melatonin; neutrophil function; NK cell cytotoxicity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Chung, HT Wonkwang Univ, Sch Med, Dept Microbiol & Immunol, Iksan 570749, South Korea Wonkwang Univ Iksan South Korea 570749 san 570749, South Korea
Citazione:
M.S. Lee et al., "Psychoneuroimmunological effects of Qi-therapy: preliminary study on the changes of level of anxiety, mood, cortisol and melatonin and cellular function of neutrophil and natural killer cells", STRESS HEAL, 17(1), 2001, pp. 17-24

Abstract

This preliminary study investigated the psychoneuroimmunological effects of Korean Qi-therapy (QT) on randomly divided placebo group (N = 10) and QT group (N = 10) via measuring the level of anxiety, mood, cortisol and melatonin, and the cellular function of neutrophil and NK cells. Although she basal levels of anxiety and mood were not different between the two groups, there were significant differences in group by time interaction in the anxiety level (5 min after intervention, Post I: changed by -23 per cent in QT group and -10 per cent in placebo; 1 hour after, Post II: -23 per cent, -8 per cent) and mood score (Post I: -34 per cent, -14 per cent; Post II: -55 per cent, -21 per cent). Melatonin levels also changed differently by intervention. In response to QT, melatonin levels increased after treatment but decreased in the control. For neutrophil response to intervention, superoxide generation was increased by QT but decreased by placebo (group by time interaction, p < 0.0001; changed by 36 per cent in the QT group and 8 per cent in the placebo group). There was a significant change in NK cell cytotoxicity in the QT group. The cytotoxicity increased (27 per cent compared to baseline) in the QT group but there were no changes in the placebo group (7 per cent). Our current observations suggest that Korean Qi-therapy may induce psychological stabilization, increase melatonin level and enhance cellular function of neutrophil and NK cell. Therefore Qi-therapy may be an effective complementary method for human health care and in the prevention of disease. Copyright <(c)> 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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