Acupuncture for treatment of persistent disturbed sleep: a randomized clinical trial in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder - Huang W, Johnson TM, Kutner NG, Halpin SN, Weiss P, Griffiths PC, Bliwise DL.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate real, as compared with sham, acupuncture in improving persistent sleep disturbance in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: This sham-controlled randomized clinica...
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CONCLUSIONS: Real acupuncture, compared with a sham needling procedure, resulted in a significant improvement in sleep measures for veterans with mTBI and disturbed sleep, even in the presence of PTSD. These results indicate that an alternative-medicine treatment modality like acupuncture can provide clinically significant relief for a particularly recalcitrant problem affecting large segments of the veteran population. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01162317. PMID: 30549498 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sriloy Mohanty, Rabin Lal Shrestha A 32-year-old male diagnosed with transverse myelitis in 2013 came to our clinic in 2015 with complaints of paraplegia, sensory disturbances, pain, exertional dyspnea, poor quality of sleep, emotional instability, and depression. This was a recurrent attack that had been exacerbated by post-traumatic stress. Owing to pain and functional disabilities, he was struggling to actively participate in the treatment modalities offered at our center. A modified protocol of electroacupunct...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sriloy Mohanty, Rabin Lal Shrestha A 32-year-old male diagnosed with Transverse myelitis [TM] in 2013 came to our clinic in 2015 with complaints of paraplegia, sensory disturbances, pain, exertional dyspnoea, poor quality of sleep, emotional instability and depression. This was a recurrent attack which had exacerbated due to post-traumatic stress. Because of the pain and functional disabilities, he was struggling to actively participate in the treatment modalities offered in our centre. A modified protocol of elec...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Veterans with PTSD reported numerous benefits following auricular acupuncture treatments. These treatments may facilitate healing and recovery for veterans with combat-related PTSD, although further investigations are warranted into the mechanisms of action for auricular acupuncture in this population.
Source: Journal of Holistic Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Both AA and TCA improved headache-related QoL more than UC did in Service members with TBI. PMID: 27458496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
“Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, dropped off to sleep.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World It’s been a tough few years for benzodiazepines, the pharmaceutical industry’s top-selling family of prescription drugs. Tough in every way, that is, except sales: Xanax remains the world’s most popular pill, and U.S. prescriptions for it and other benzos grow by 12 percent every year. It’s their reputation, long enjoyed, as harmless and effective medicines that’s taking a flurry of hits — so...
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Authors: King HC, Spence DL, Hickey AH, Sargent P, Elesh R, Connelly CD Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and acceptability of an auricular acupuncture (AA) insomnia regimen among Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep disturbance. Secondarily, this study examined the effect of an AA insomnia regimen on objective sleep times by wrist actigraphy, subjective sleep times by sleep diary, and sleep quality ratings utilizing the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index. Veterans (n = 30) were randomized to receive a 3-week AA inso...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
By Anna Medaris Miller for U.S. News Traci Gordon never had a problem falling asleep or staying asleep. In fact, she has a sleep disorder that causes her to sleep too much. “I could sleep through a whole weekend,” Gordon says. That all changed when Gordon, a 47-year-old administrative assistant in New York, began chemotherapy for breast cancer about seven years ago. The treatment threw her body into an artificial state of menopause, which caused unrelenting night sweats. “My memory of it was waking up five, six, seven times a night, absolutely dripping,” Gordon says. Each time, she would change h...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and acceptability of an auricular acupuncture (AA) insomnia regimen among Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep disturbance. Se...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Conditions:   Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic;   Sleep Initiation and Maintenance DisordersInterventions:   Other: True group auricular acupuncture;   Other: Sham group auricular acupuncture;   Other: Wait-List Control GroupSponsor:   Department of Veterans AffairsCompleted - verified September 2014
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