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
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DiscussionThis large-sample trial protocol will evaluate the efficacy of electro-acupuncture on insomnia in patients with lung cancer. This protocol, if proven to be effective, will contribute to filling the gap in treatment options in the CRI field and provide a promising intervention for insomnia in lung cancer survivors.Trial registrationChiCTR ChiCTR1900026395. Registered on 8 October 2019,http://www.chictr.org.cn/showproj.aspx?proj=44068
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Primary insomnia (PI) is characterized by difficulties in initiating sleep or maintaining sleep, which lead to many serious diseases. Acupuncture for PI has drawn attention with its effectiveness and safety. H...
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Conclusion: This study will provide a high-quality evidence to evaluate the efficacy and adverse reactions of acupuncture for PSI. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020157865.
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Background: Primary insomnia (PI) is a common disease affecting human health. As the side effects of drug therapy were revealed, people began to seek more safe and effective non-drug therapies. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acupuncture are 2 commonly used non-drug therapies. However, there are few comparative studies on the efficacy of these 2 therapies. Therefore, this study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of the 2 therapies through network meta-analysis. Methods: We will search the following electronic bibliographic databases: PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Chin...
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AbstractObjectiveTo explore the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) for menopausal insomnia.MethodsA total of 80 patients with menopausal insomnia were randomly divided into a control group and an observation group, with 40 cases in each group. The patients in the control group received conventional Western medication treatment, and the patients in the observation group received TEAS on the basis of conventional Western medication treatment. The treatment for both groups lasted for 4 weeks. Before and after treatment, Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and modified...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical efficacy of the Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture method plus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of post-stroke insomnia.MethodsA total of 72 patients with post-stroke insomnia were randomly divided into 2 groups, with 36 cases in each group. The control group received rTMS treatment with a frequency of 1 Hz and a motion threshold value of 90%. The observation group received acupuncture with Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating method based on the rTMS treatment of the control group. The points were Baihui (GV 20)...
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In this study, we are exploring the acupoint combination effect and biological mechanism of HT 7 and SP 6 in treating insomnia, which may provide evidence for the clinical application of acupuncture and acupoint selection in the treatment of insomnia.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,Chi-CTR-1800017483. Registered on 1 August 2018.
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Conclusion(1) MA may be a potential alternative therapy for improving MDD and comorbid insomnia (particularly in extending total sleep time and shortening wake-up duration and sleep latency) via upregulating the expression of NPY and downregulating the expression of SP; more importantly, this efficacy of acupuncture can not be replaced by sham-acupuncture acting on the same acupoints with the same treatment frequency. (2) There is insufficient evidence to prove that MA can effectively reduce the number of arousals.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and many scientific studies attest to its health benefits. Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic pain and nausea. But recent studies show that it can also be used to help people with insomnia. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture is a traditional medicine and healing art that originated in China. It was developed around 100...
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Conclusion: In conclusion, we found limited evidence suggesting the benefits of ear acupuncture in trauma-related mental disorders after large-scale disasters. Because of the small number of studies included and their heterogeneity, we could not draw conclusions about its effectiveness and safety. As 1 of the medical resources available after large-scale disasters, ear acupuncture still needs to be studied further. Registry studies aimed at investigating the results of ear acupuncture at disaster sites may be considered. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42019134658.
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