Abstract Title:

Clinical observation on acupuncture treatment of intractable insomnia.

Abstract Source:

J Tradit Chin Med. 2010 Mar;30(1):21-2. PMID: 20397457

Abstract Author(s):

Ling-Feng Li, Jian-Hua Lu

Article Affiliation:

The People's Hospital of Hangzhou Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, China.


OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of acupuncture for treatment of intractable insomnia.

METHODS: Totally 90 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group (50 cases), treated by the body acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy, and a control group (40 cases), the Baihui (GV 20)-through-Sishencong (EX-HN1). puncture, auricular-plaster therapy and moxibustion on the back-shu points were not used in the control group. The clinical effects were observed.

RESULTS: The total effective rate was 98.0% in the treatment group and 77.5% in the control group. The therapeutic effect in the treatment group was much better than that in the control group (P<0.01).

CONCLUSION: The body acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy may show better effect for intractable insomnia.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture : CK(4157) : AC(467)

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