AcuTrials

Clinical Study on Acupuncture plus Auricular Point Sticking for Insomnia

Item

Title

Clinical Study on Acupuncture plus Auricular Point Sticking for Insomnia

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2010

volume

8(3)

pages

181-183

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Acu Versus > 1 Control
TCM Acupuncture Style

Abstract

Objective: To study the clincal efficacy of acupuncture plus ear-points pressure for insomnia. Method: All 156 cases were randomized into the observation, acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula groups. Combined acupuncture and ear-points pressure, acupuncture alone and Chinese herbal formula were applied in each group respectively. Results: The total effeciteve rates of the obsercation, acupuncture and herbal group were 94.2%, 75.0% and 78.8% respecitvely. This has indicate that combined acupunture and Auricular Point Sticikinmg could obtain significantly better effect that the acupuncture group (P<0.01) and the herbal group (P<0.05). Conclusion: COnmined acup8uncture and era-pint pressure can obtain a better effect for treatment on insomnia.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Sleep Disorders

has study population number

156

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