Conducting qi and regulating the spirit needling method for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial

Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xu YAO, Jia DU, Ke-ping TANABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical effect differences between conducting qi and regulating the spirit needling method and regular needling method.MethodsSixty-nine patients of insomnia were randomly divided into an observation group (35 cases) and a control group (34 cases). Băihuì (百会GV20), Sìshéncōng (四神聪EX-HN1), Hégŭ (合谷LI4), Tàichōng (太冲LR3), Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST36) and Sānyīnjiāo (三阴交SP6) were selected in the two groups. The patients in the observation group were treated with needling method for conducting qi and regulating the spirit. The patients in the control group were treated with the regular needling method. The treatment was given once every other day, both groups were treated for 12 times. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) were observed before and after the treatment and the clinical effect was evaluated.ResultsAfter treatment, the total score and the score of each item of PSQI as well as the result of ESS were all improved after the treatment in the two groups (all P
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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DiscussionThe study results will be used to clarify the effectiveness and elucidate the mechanism by which acupuncture improves sleep quality in patients with insomnia disorder.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trials Register,ChiCTR1800015282. Registered on 20 March 2018.
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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
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.
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Conclusion: The systematic review will provide a basis for evaluating the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia. Trial registration number: PROSPERO CRD42019131957.
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This study aimed to identify factors that influence the perception of acupuncture's therapeutic effect among cancer survivors with insomnia. METHOD: We conducted post-treatment semi-structured interviews with cancer survivors who were randomized to the acupuncture group in a clinical trial for the treatment of insomnia. Survivors were categorized into Responders and Non-Responders to acupuncture treatment based on the change in the Insomnia Severity Index with a reduction of eight points or greater as the cut-off for the response. An integrated approach to data analysis was utilized by merging an a priori set of codes...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
Sleep disturbance and insomnia are prevalent problems for the more than 15 million cancer survivors in the United States. If not addressed, poor-quality sleep can negatively impact physical and psychological recovery from cancer diagnosis and treatment. Cancer survivors are increasingly turning to integrative therapies to improve sleep and optimize their health. The purpose of this article is to review the evidence for the use of nonpharmacological integrative therapies to improve sleep health in cancer patients. Therapies are grouped into the following categories: cognitive-behavioral, meditative (e.g., mindfulness-based ...
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Abstract Sleep disturbance and insomnia are prevalent problems for the more than 15 million cancer survivors in the United States. If not addressed, poor-quality sleep can negatively impact physical and psychological recovery from cancer diagnosis and treatment. Cancer survivors are increasingly turning to integrative therapies to improve sleep and optimize their health. The purpose of this article is to review the evidence for the use of nonpharmacological integrative therapies to improve sleep health in cancer patients. Therapies are grouped into the following categories: cognitive-behavioral, meditative (e.g., ...
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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]
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