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Clinical study on the visceral differentiation-based acupuncture therapy for insomnia

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Title

Clinical study on the visceral differentiation-based acupuncture therapy for insomnia

Journal Publication

Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date

2008

volume

28(4)

pages

270-273

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu Versus CAM Control
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of acupuncture for insomnia on the basis of visceral differentiation. METHODS: Seventy cases of insomnia were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The former was treated by acupuncture based on visceral differentiation and the latter by the routine acupuncture therapy. RESULTS: The clinical effects were significantly better in the treatment group than that of the control group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The visceral differentiation-based acupuncture therapy may enhance the therapeutic effects for insomnia patients

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3 Weeks

has health condition studied

Sleep Disorders

has study population number

70

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