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[Clinical observation on acupuncture regulating "double vitality" for treatment of insomnia].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 May; 29(5):371-3.ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

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.

METHODS

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.

RESULTS

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).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture for regulating "double vitality" can significantly improve the sleeping quality of the insomnia patients and the complications.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Acupuncture, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China. ruanjw@163.com

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19489493

Citation

Ruan, Jing-wen. "[Clinical Observation On Acupuncture Regulating "double Vitality" for Treatment of Insomnia]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 5, 2009, pp. 371-3.
Ruan JW. [Clinical observation on acupuncture regulating "double vitality" for treatment of insomnia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(5):371-3.
Ruan, J. W. (2009). [Clinical observation on acupuncture regulating "double vitality" for treatment of insomnia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 29(5), 371-3.
Ruan JW. [Clinical Observation On Acupuncture Regulating "double Vitality" for Treatment of Insomnia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(5):371-3. PubMed PMID: 19489493.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Clinical observation on acupuncture regulating "double vitality" for treatment of insomnia]. A1 - Ruan,Jing-wen, PY - 2009/6/4/entrez PY - 2009/6/6/pubmed PY - 2009/6/25/medline SP - 371 EP - 3 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 29 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: 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. METHODS: 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. RESULTS: 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). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture for regulating "double vitality" can significantly improve the sleeping quality of the insomnia patients and the complications. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19489493/[Clinical_observation_on_acupuncture_regulating_"double_vitality"_for_treatment_of_insomnia]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/insomnia.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -