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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2012, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (6): 663-666.doi: 10.3736/jcim20120610

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Assessment of Qigong-related effects by infrared thermography: A case study

C. Matos Luís1,J. Goncalves Mário1,2,3,R. Silva António4,G. Mendes Joaquim4,P. Machado Jorge1,J. Greten Henry1,2,3()   

  1. 1. Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS), University of Porto, 4099-030 Porto, Portugal
    2. German Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany
    3. Heidelberg School of Chinese Medicine, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany
    4. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
  • Received:2012-01-17 Accepted:2012-03-30 Online:2012-06-20 Published:2018-06-15
  • Contact: J. Greten Henry

Key words: Qigong, thermography, infrared rays, TCM theories, case reports

Figure 1

Thermograms of the Qigong exercise A: Before exercise; B: After 660 s."

Figure 2

Temperature on the tip of the middle finger of seven children (A to G) at the beginning and the end of the Qigong exercise The vegetative activation time was less than 2 min in all compliant individuals tested, which confirms that the empirical application time of only 5 to 6 min may be enough to change vegetative functions."

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