AcuTrials

Electro Acupuncture in Treating 45 Patients with Sleep Disorders of Depression

Item

Title

Electro Acupuncture in Treating 45 Patients with Sleep Disorders of Depression

Journal Publication

International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture

Date

2013

volume

22(2)

pages

71-73

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care
Electroacupuncture
Semi-Individualized Protocol
Manualized Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

To observe the clinical effects of electro acupuncture on sleep disorders of depression. Methods: 80 patients with sleep disorders of depression were randomly divided into the treatment group and control group. In the control group, -35 patients were assigned oral medication of Paroxetine, while in the treatment group 45 patients were treated with electro acupuncture in addition to Paroxetine. 7 days were defined as I course of treatment. Depression degrees were assessed using Hamilton depression scale (HAMD-17) and sleep quality was assessed by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scale (PSQI); onset time was recorded and patients were observed for 4 weeks. Results: significant difference was observed between the clinical curative effects of the two groups (P< 0.05), with the curative effect in the treatment group better than the control group. Conclusion: electro acupuncture had good therapeutic effects on sleep disorders of depres-sion.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

1 Week

has health condition studied

Sleep Disorders

has study population number

80

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