Effect of Qigong(Zhan zhuang gong) on Grip Strength Improvement

참장공이 악력 증가에 미치는 영향

  • Cho, Moon-Hyung (School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University) ;
  • Hwang, Eui-Hyoung (School of Korean Medicine, Pu-San National University) ;
  • Jang, In-Soo (Dept. of Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Woo-Suk University) ;
  • Yang, Chang-Sop (Dept. of Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Woo-Suk University) ;
  • Kang, Jun-Won (Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST))
  • 조문형 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원) ;
  • 황의형 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원) ;
  • 장인수 (우석대학교 한의과대학 한방내과학교실) ;
  • 양창섭 (우석대학교 한의과대학 한방내과학교실) ;
  • 강준원 (한국과학기술원 의과학대학원)
  • Received : 2011.09.15
  • Accepted : 2011.09.28
  • Published : 2011.10.30

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this pilot study is to investigate qigong as a trailing method to treat diseases and improve the quality of life. Methods: We used a controlled clinical study in this research qigong group(n=34) practiced the zhan zhuang gong for 2 minutes. Control group(n=33) did low intensity walking for 2 minutes. Changes of grip strength, heat rate and rating of perceieved exertion were measured before and after treatment. Paired t-tests and independent t-tests were applied for statistical analysis. Results: Qigong group showed significant improvement in grip strength(p<0.05), whereas the control group showed insignificant changes(p<0.05). Both groups demonstrate significant changes in heart rate(p<0.05). In rating of perceieved exertion, significant difference showed between groups(p<0.05). Conclusions: The zhan zhuang gong, a kind of qigong improved grip strength by 2 minutes of practice. We may conclude that zhan zhuang gong could be a method of improving physical strength.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부산대학교

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