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Author Kim, Y. S.; Lee, S. H.; Jung, W. S.; Park, S. U.; Moon, S. K.; Ko, C. N.; Cho, K. H.; Bae, H. S.
Title Intradermal acupuncture on shen-men and nei-kuan acupoints in patients with insomnia after stroke Type of Study RCT
Year 2004 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med
Volume 32 Issue 5 Pages 771-778
Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Insomnia; Intradermal Needles; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Sleep Disorders; Stroke; TCM Acupuncture Style; Verum Acupoint Control; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Abstract This is the first study that focuses on the effects of intradermal acupuncture on insomnia after stroke. We enrolled hospitalized stroke patients with insomnia and assigned them into a real intradermal acupuncture group (RA group) or a sham acupuncture group (SA group) by randomization. The RA group received intradermal acupuncture on shen-men (He-7) and nei-kuan (EH-6) for 2 days, and the SA group received sham acupuncture on the same points. The effectiveness was measured by the Morning Questionnaire (MQ), Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS). These scales were examined by an independent, blinded neurologist before, and 1 and 2 days after treatment, repeatedly. Thirty subjects (15 in the RA group and 15 in the SA group) were included in the final analysis. The RA group showed more improvement on insomnia than the SA group. Repeated measures analysis detected that there were significant between-subjects effects in the MQ, the ISI and the AIS. In conclusion, we suggest that intradermal acupuncture on shen-men and nei-kuan is a useful treatment for post stroke-onset insomnia
Address Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Diseases (Stroke Center), College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Language Number of Treatments
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 30
Time in Treatment 2 Days Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score 60
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 584
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