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[Comparison of therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture treatment of insomnia at different time].
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2008 Jun; 33(3):201-4.ZC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare the therapeutic effects of evening-electroacupuncture (EA) and morning-EA for insomnia.

METHODS

Sixty cases of simple insomnia patients were randomly divided into evening-EA group and morning-EA group, with 30 cases in each. EA (2/100 Hz, 1-3 mA) was applied to Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24), Touwei (ST 8), Shenmen (HT 7), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), etc. in the evening (8:00-9:00 pm) and in the morning (8:00-11:00 am) respectively in two groups, once daily for 10 times. Changes of mean global Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), sleep rate, frequency of hypnotic-taking, etc were observed before and after the treatment.

RESULTS

In comparison with pre-treatment, mean PSQI scores in evening-EA and morning-EA groups, and hypnotic-taking frequency in evening-EA group decreased evidently during two weeks after the treatment, and sleep rates of two groups increased significantly from the 1st day on after the treatment in evening-EA group and from the 1st week on in morning-EA group (P<0.01). Comparison between two groups showed that the mean PSQI scores at the 1st and 2nd week in evening-EA group were significantly lower, and the sleep rate in evening-EA group on the 2nd week after the treatment was considerably higher than that in morning-EA group (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION

Evening-EA can significantly lower insomnia patients' PSQI score, raise sleep rate, and reduce the hypnotic-taking frequency. Evening-EA is superior to morning-EA in the treatment of insomnia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Guanganmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

18807726

Citation

Xiao, Xiao-Ling, and Zhi-Shun Liu. "[Comparison of Therapeutic Effects of Electroacupuncture Treatment of Insomnia at Different Time]." Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, vol. 33, no. 3, 2008, pp. 201-4.
Xiao XL, Liu ZS. [Comparison of therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture treatment of insomnia at different time]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2008;33(3):201-4.
Xiao, X. L., & Liu, Z. S. (2008). [Comparison of therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture treatment of insomnia at different time]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, 33(3), 201-4.
Xiao XL, Liu ZS. [Comparison of Therapeutic Effects of Electroacupuncture Treatment of Insomnia at Different Time]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2008;33(3):201-4. PubMed PMID: 18807726.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Comparison of therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture treatment of insomnia at different time]. AU - Xiao,Xiao-Ling, AU - Liu,Zhi-Shun, PY - 2008/9/24/pubmed PY - 2008/10/24/medline PY - 2008/9/24/entrez SP - 201 EP - 4 JF - Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research JO - Zhen Ci Yan Jiu VL - 33 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of evening-electroacupuncture (EA) and morning-EA for insomnia. METHODS: Sixty cases of simple insomnia patients were randomly divided into evening-EA group and morning-EA group, with 30 cases in each. EA (2/100 Hz, 1-3 mA) was applied to Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24), Touwei (ST 8), Shenmen (HT 7), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), etc. in the evening (8:00-9:00 pm) and in the morning (8:00-11:00 am) respectively in two groups, once daily for 10 times. Changes of mean global Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), sleep rate, frequency of hypnotic-taking, etc were observed before and after the treatment. RESULTS: In comparison with pre-treatment, mean PSQI scores in evening-EA and morning-EA groups, and hypnotic-taking frequency in evening-EA group decreased evidently during two weeks after the treatment, and sleep rates of two groups increased significantly from the 1st day on after the treatment in evening-EA group and from the 1st week on in morning-EA group (P<0.01). Comparison between two groups showed that the mean PSQI scores at the 1st and 2nd week in evening-EA group were significantly lower, and the sleep rate in evening-EA group on the 2nd week after the treatment was considerably higher than that in morning-EA group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Evening-EA can significantly lower insomnia patients' PSQI score, raise sleep rate, and reduce the hypnotic-taking frequency. Evening-EA is superior to morning-EA in the treatment of insomnia. SN - 1000-0607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18807726/[Comparison_of_therapeutic_effects_of_electroacupuncture_treatment_of_insomnia_at_different_time]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/insomnia.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -