Clinical study on acupuncture-moxibustion treatment for insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency

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Title

Clinical study on acupuncture-moxibustion treatment for insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency

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Journal Publication

Date

2010

volume

8(1)

pages

23-25

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of Zhao's thunder-fire moxibustion in the treatment of insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency. METHODS: 70 patients were randomly divided into two groups, 35 cases in the treatment group, managed by thunder-fire moxibustion and acupuncture, 35 cases in the control group, managed by single acupuncture treatment. RESULTS: The results showed cure in 8 cases, remarkable effect in 15 cases, effect in 10 cases, failure in 2 cases and the total effective rate in 91.4% in the treatment group, and cure in 4 cases, remarkable effect in 11 cases, effect in 11 cases, failure in 9 cases, and the total effective rate in 74.2% in the control group. The difference is statistically significant in comparison of the total effective rate between the two groups (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Thunder-fire moxibustion gives a better therapeutic effect in the acupuncture treatment of insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency.

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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