AcuTrials

Clinical study on acupuncture and daytime wakefulness in insomnia patients

Item

Title

Clinical study on acupuncture and daytime wakefulness in insomnia patients

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2010

volume

8(1)

pages

17-19

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Acu Versus Usual Care
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture on daytime wakefulness in insomnia cases. METHOD: Sixty primary insomnia cases were randomized into a treatment and control group, 30 cases in each group. The 30 cases in the treatment group were needled on Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24), Shenmen (Ht 7) and Sishencong (Ex-HN 1), whereas the 30 cases in the control group were prescribed Estazolam. After 30 days of treatment, the sleep of all cases was evaluated using the Epworth Sleepiness scale (ESS) and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). RESULT: The daytime wakefulness and sleep quality in the treatment group improved faster than those in the control group. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture has a better effect than Estazolam in the treatment of primary insomnia.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Sleep Disorders

has study population number

60

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