Changes in cytokine production in healthy subjects practicing Guolin Qigong : a pilot study

  title={Changes in cytokine production in healthy subjects practicing Guolin Qigong : a pilot study},
  author={Brian M. Jones},
  journal={BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  pages={8 - 8}
  • Brian M. Jones
  • Published 2001 in BMC complementary and alternative medicine
BACKGROUND Guolin Qigong is a combination of meditation, controlled breathing and physical movement designed to control the vital energy (qi) of the body and consequently to improve spiritual, physical and mental health. Practice of Qigong has been reported to alter immunological function, but there have been few studies of its effects on cytokines, the key regulators of immunity. METHODS Numbers of peripheral blood cytokine-secreting cells were determined by ELISPOT in 19 healthy volunteers… CONTINUE READING


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