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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (7): 555-559.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.07.006

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Effects of three-circle pole-standing qigong on heart rate variability in college students with anxiety*

Yan Jian1, Zhai Xiangyang2, Wei Zeren1, Zhang Jialei3, Wei Yulong1#   

  1. 1 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029,China;
    2 Henan University of Chinese Medicine, Henan 450046, China 3 Xinyi Health Science and Technology Co.Ltd, ENN Group, Hebei 065000,China
  • Received:2019-01-31 Online:2019-07-30 Published:2019-09-03
  • Contact: Prof. Wei Yulong,Ph. D.,Doctoral supervisor. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,No. 11, Beishanhuan Donglu Road,Chaoyang District,Beijing 100029. E-mail: wyl_5128@163.com

Abstract: Objective To explore the effects of pole-standing qigong on anxiety via investigating the heart rate variability (HRV) time and frequency domain parameters. Methods College students (Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, SAS≥50) as volunteer subjects were recruited and randomly divided into experimental group and control group at 1∶1 ratio. The experimental group received standing qigong intervention for 10 weeks (≥5 times a week) while the control group did not receive any intervention. Before and after standing qigong intervention, The HRV results of both groups were collected for comparative analysis. Results The SDNN, RMSSD and pNN50 of the experimental group were higher than resting state before standing status, and this difference before and after intervention was statistically significant (P<0.05). LFn was reduced while HFn increased in the experimental group. The difference between LFn, HFn, LFn/HFn before and after the study was statistically significant (P<0.05) in the experimental group but not significant in the control group. Conclusion The pole-standing qigong intervention has a significant effect on the HRV in the practitioners, which is characterized by improved parasympathetic nerve activity, reduced sympathetic nerve activity, and benefiting from the balance of autonomic function. Its relieving effect on anxiety status warrants further study.

Key words: three-circle pole-standing Qigong, HRV, anxiety, college students

CLC Number: 

  • R247.4