SOOJI CHIM (Koryo hand acupuncture) for perimenopausal insomnia: Evidence from actigraphy and serum hormone testing

ConclusionKHA may be a potential alternative therapy for improving perimenopausal insomnia via down regulating the levels of FSH and LH.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Conclusions The pharmacotherapy seems the most effective in improving sleep efficiency. However, the optimal therapeutic regimen is still uncertain. In addition, the placebo response is significant and robust in treatments of primary insomnia.
Source: Clinical Neuropharmacology - Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Sang-Ho Kim, Jin-Hyung Jeong, Jung-Hwa Lim, Bo-Kyung KimABSTRACTBackgroundInsomnia symptoms are common, affecting almost 30% of the population of the population. many use medications that may be ineffective and cause substantial harm. In complementary and alternative medicine, acupuncture is widely used to manage mental health problems. Acupuncture therapy emphasizes individualized treatment according to TCM pattern diagnosis. Although there are some systematic reviews that acupuncture has the benefit for insomnia, there is no ...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: For chronic insomnia insomniacs, LLLT appears to shorten the sleep latency, decrease the number of awakening events at night, and improve the sleep efficiency. PMID: 31312225 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this trial are expected to confirm that “harmonizing stomach to tranquilize mind” acupuncture can effectively relieve insomnia and alter the intestinal microbiome.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trials Registry: ChiCTR1800017092.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Instant sedative effect of acupuncture at GV20 on the frequency of electroencephalogram α and β waves in a model of sleep deprivation. Exp Ther Med. 2018 Jun;15(6):5353-5358 Authors: Li J, Ran X, Cui C, Xiang C, Zhang A, Shen F Abstract Sleep deprivation (SD) adversely affects brain function and is accompanied by frequency-dependent changes in electroencephalograms (EEGs). Recent studies have suggested that acupuncture is an emerging alternative therapy for SD. However, the involvement of the frequency of EEG α and β waves in the protective effect of acupuncture against SD remains...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: This survey showed how insomnia is currently diagnosed and treated in Korean medical care settings. Moreover, we identified some differences between KMNPSs and KMGPs. Further research is required to explore the underlying reasons for these discrepancies among KMDs and to improve the quality of Korean medical clinical practice in treating insomnia. PMID: 29599811 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Zheng P, Xu X, Zhao H, Lv T, Song B, Wang F Abstract Sleep disorder is a state of sleep loss caused by various reasons, which leads to a series of changes, such as emotion, learning and memory, and immune function. "Tranquilizing and allaying excitement" was widely used in clinical treatment of insomnia; however, the mechanism was still not very clear. We randomly divided rats into three groups: control group, sleep deprivation group, and acupuncture treatment group. We observed BDNF and SYP expression in hippocampus in these three groups. Both protein contents and mRNA contents of BDNF and SYP w...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
m A Abstract The aim of the study was to objectively examine how sleep patterns were affected in a short- and long-term perspective after auricular acupuncture (AA) and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i). Sixty participants with insomnia disorders (men/women 9/51; mean age of 60.5 years, (SD 9.4)), were randomized to group treatment with AA or CBT-i. Actigraphy recordings were made at baseline, post-treatment and 6-month follow-up. The CBT-i group reduced their time in bed, their actual sleeping time, their sleep latency and their actual time awake. The AA group slept longer, increased their time in...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Conclusion. This systematic review indicates that acupuncture could be an alternative therapy to medication for treating depression-related insomnia. PMID: 28286776 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
This study intended to determine the appropriateness of acupuncture and biofeedback as adjuncts to medication for primary insomnia disorder. Design • The research team designed a randomized, controlled study. Setting • The study took place in a psychosomatic clinic at a regional general hospital in southern Taiwan. Participants • Participants were patients at the clinic with primary insomnia disorder who had never received prior hypnotic medication or alternative treatments. Intervention • All participants received 10 mg of zolpidem. The participants were divided into 3 groups: (1) acupuncture adjunctiv...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
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