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[Observation on therapeutic effect of Chuzhen therapy on insomnia].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 May; 29(5):365-9.ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the therapeutic effect of Chuzhen therapy on insomnia through clinical randomized controlled trials.

METHODS

Sixty cases of insomnia were randomly divided into a Chuzhen group (n=30) and an acupuncture group (n=30). Acupoints of Bazhen (Baihui Bazhen, Fengfu Bazhen, Shendao Bazhen) and Hechelu [from Dazhui (GV 14) to Mingmen (GV 4)] in the Chuzhen group, and Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), etc. in the acupuncture group were selected, respectively. Four weeks treatments were carried out in the two groups, once daily for 5 times on week days. Three months after treatment, they were followed up and the therapeutic effects were assessed by the effective rate of sleep improvement and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI).

RESULTS

After treatment, the sleep quality in the two groups was improved, but there were no differences in the effective rate of sleep improvement and PSQI between the two groups (all P > 0.05). Three months after treatment, the total effective rate of 85.2% in the Chuzhen group was better than 78.6% in the acupuncture group (P < 0.05). The total cumulative score of PSQI, sleep effectiveness and the factors of sleep obstacle in the Chuzhen group were significantly different from those in the acupuncture group (all P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Chuzhen therapy can increase long-term sleep quality and living quality through improving the effective rate of sleep and reducing the score of PSQI in the patients of insomnia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu 610075, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19489492

Citation

Hu, You-ping, et al. "[Observation On Therapeutic Effect of Chuzhen Therapy On Insomnia]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 5, 2009, pp. 365-9.
Hu YP, Li H, Yin C, et al. [Observation on therapeutic effect of Chuzhen therapy on insomnia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(5):365-9.
Hu, Y. P., Li, H., Yin, C., Wang, Y. J., & Luo, R. (2009). [Observation on therapeutic effect of Chuzhen therapy on insomnia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 29(5), 365-9.
Hu YP, et al. [Observation On Therapeutic Effect of Chuzhen Therapy On Insomnia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(5):365-9. PubMed PMID: 19489492.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Observation on therapeutic effect of Chuzhen therapy on insomnia]. AU - Hu,You-ping, AU - Li,Hong, AU - Yin,Chong, AU - Wang,You-jun, AU - Luo,Rong, PY - 2009/6/4/entrez PY - 2009/6/6/pubmed PY - 2009/6/25/medline SP - 365 EP - 9 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 29 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of Chuzhen therapy on insomnia through clinical randomized controlled trials. METHODS: Sixty cases of insomnia were randomly divided into a Chuzhen group (n=30) and an acupuncture group (n=30). Acupoints of Bazhen (Baihui Bazhen, Fengfu Bazhen, Shendao Bazhen) and Hechelu [from Dazhui (GV 14) to Mingmen (GV 4)] in the Chuzhen group, and Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), etc. in the acupuncture group were selected, respectively. Four weeks treatments were carried out in the two groups, once daily for 5 times on week days. Three months after treatment, they were followed up and the therapeutic effects were assessed by the effective rate of sleep improvement and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). RESULTS: After treatment, the sleep quality in the two groups was improved, but there were no differences in the effective rate of sleep improvement and PSQI between the two groups (all P > 0.05). Three months after treatment, the total effective rate of 85.2% in the Chuzhen group was better than 78.6% in the acupuncture group (P < 0.05). The total cumulative score of PSQI, sleep effectiveness and the factors of sleep obstacle in the Chuzhen group were significantly different from those in the acupuncture group (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Chuzhen therapy can increase long-term sleep quality and living quality through improving the effective rate of sleep and reducing the score of PSQI in the patients of insomnia. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19489492/[Observation_on_therapeutic_effect_of_Chuzhen_therapy_on_insomnia]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/insomnia.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -