[Clinical observation on acupuncture regulating "double vitality" for treatment of insomnia].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 May; 29(5):371-3.ZZ
To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture regulating "double vitality " for treatment of insomnia, and to enrich the therapeutic principle and the idea of acupoint selection.
Thirty-four cases of insomnia were selected. According to the therapeutic principle of regulating the primary vitality and calming the heart vitality, the acupoints on the Governor Vessel and the Bladder Meridian, Shenting (GV 24), Baihui (GV 20), Xinshu (BL 15), etc. were alternatively selected for regulating the primary vitality, and the points on the Heart Meridian and the Pericardium Meridian, Shaohai (HT 3), Shenmen (HT 7), Neiguan (PC 6), etc. were selected for calming the heart vitality. The main symptoms and the syndromes of insomnia were assessed and analyzed.
After treatment for 4 courses, the total effective rate was 88.2%, and the time falling asleep was significantly shortened (P < 0.05) and the sleeping time was prolonged (P < 0.05), and also the syndromes induced by insomnia were significantly improved (P < 0.01).
Acupuncture for regulating "double vitality" can significantly improve the sleeping quality of the insomnia patients and the complications.