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Tranquilizing Mind Acupuncture in the Treatment of 35 Patients with Insomnia

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Title

Tranquilizing Mind Acupuncture in the Treatment of 35 Patients with Insomnia

Journal Publication

International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture

Date

2013

volume

22(3)

pages

129-131

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Acu Versus Usual Care
TCM Acupuncture Style
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Objective: to observe the curative effect of Tranquilizing Mind Acupuncture treatment for insomnia. Methods: 70 patients with insomnia were randomly divided into the treatment group and the control group. In the treatment group (n = 35), patients were assigned to Tranquilizing Mind acupuncture treatment while in the control group (n = 35), patients were administered with Estazolam. Results: according to the symptom scores, the total effective rate was 97.14 and 94.28% in the treatment and control groups, respectively; according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) deduction rate, the total effective rate of the treatment group and the control group was 94.28 and 91.42%, respectively; in comparison, the treatment group was more effective in improving sleep quality than the control group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Tranquilizing Mind Acupuncture Treatment displayed satisfied curative effect for insomnia.

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Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Sleep Disorders

has study population number

70

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