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[Clinical study of the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure in the treatment of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017 Sep 12; 37(9):947-50.ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern in comparison of the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure with the simple application of auricular point pressure.

METHODS

One hundred and eighty patients of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern were randomized into an observation group (93 cases) and a control group (87 cases). In the observation group, the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure was adopted. The acupoint catgut-embedding therapy was applied at Zhongwan (CV 12), Anmian (Extra), Xinshu (BL 15), Pishu (BL 20), Weishu (BL 21), Zusanli (ST 36), Yinlingquan (SP 9) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), once every two weeks. The auricular point pressure was applied to Shenmen (TF4), Pizhixia (AT4), Xin (CO15), Pi (CO13), Wei (CO4) on both sides alternatively, twice a week. The duration of treatment was 2 months for the two groups. In the control group, the auricular point pressure was simply used with the same points, manipulation and treatment duration as the observation group. After treatment, the clinical therapeutic effects were observed in the patients of the two groups. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) score was compared before and after treatment in the two groups. The recurrence was followed up in 3 months after the end of treatment.

RESULTS

It was observed that 2 cases were dropped out in the observation group, 4 cases in the control group. The dropped out cases were considered to be ineffective. After treatment, the total effective rate was 92.5% (86/93) in the observation group and was 80.5% (70/87) in the control group. The result in the observation group was better than that in the control group (P<0.05). After treatment, PSQI scores were all reduced apparently in the two groups as compared with those before treatment (both P<0.05). The score after treatment and the different value before and after treatment in the observation group were lower than those in the control group (both P<0.05). In 3-month follow-up after treatment, the recurrence rate was 3.2% (3/93) in the observation group, which was lower than 13.8% (12/87) in the control group (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION

In the treatment of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern, the acupoint catgut-embedding therapy combined with auricular point pressure are superior to the simple application of auricular point pressure in the clinical therapeutic effects, improving sleep quality and reducing the recurrence rate.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

29354915

Citation

Zhou, Liyan, et al. "[Clinical Study of the Combination of Acupoint Catgut-embedding Therapy and Auricular Point Pressure in the Treatment of Insomnia of Spleen and Stomach Disharmony Pattern]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 37, no. 9, 2017, pp. 947-50.
Zhou L, Chu X, Tao S, et al. [Clinical study of the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure in the treatment of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017;37(9):947-50.
Zhou, L., Chu, X., Tao, S., He, T., Duan, X., Song, Y., Ding, J., & Bing, X. (2017). [Clinical study of the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure in the treatment of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 37(9), 947-50. https://doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.2017.09.009
Zhou L, et al. [Clinical Study of the Combination of Acupoint Catgut-embedding Therapy and Auricular Point Pressure in the Treatment of Insomnia of Spleen and Stomach Disharmony Pattern]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017 Sep 12;37(9):947-50. PubMed PMID: 29354915.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Clinical study of the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure in the treatment of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern]. AU - Zhou,Liyan, AU - Chu,Xiaoyan, AU - Tao,Shanping, AU - He,Tianfeng, AU - Duan,Xidong, AU - Song,Yinhua, AU - Ding,Jinlei, AU - Bing,Xinghong, PY - 2018/1/23/entrez PY - 2018/1/23/pubmed PY - 2018/7/3/medline KW - Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) KW - acupoint catgut-embedding therapy KW - auricular point pressure KW - insomnia, spleen and stomach disharmony pattern KW - randomized controlled trial (RCT) SP - 947 EP - 50 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 37 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern in comparison of the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure with the simple application of auricular point pressure. METHODS: One hundred and eighty patients of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern were randomized into an observation group (93 cases) and a control group (87 cases). In the observation group, the combination of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy and auricular point pressure was adopted. The acupoint catgut-embedding therapy was applied at Zhongwan (CV 12), Anmian (Extra), Xinshu (BL 15), Pishu (BL 20), Weishu (BL 21), Zusanli (ST 36), Yinlingquan (SP 9) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), once every two weeks. The auricular point pressure was applied to Shenmen (TF4), Pizhixia (AT4), Xin (CO15), Pi (CO13), Wei (CO4) on both sides alternatively, twice a week. The duration of treatment was 2 months for the two groups. In the control group, the auricular point pressure was simply used with the same points, manipulation and treatment duration as the observation group. After treatment, the clinical therapeutic effects were observed in the patients of the two groups. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) score was compared before and after treatment in the two groups. The recurrence was followed up in 3 months after the end of treatment. RESULTS: It was observed that 2 cases were dropped out in the observation group, 4 cases in the control group. The dropped out cases were considered to be ineffective. After treatment, the total effective rate was 92.5% (86/93) in the observation group and was 80.5% (70/87) in the control group. The result in the observation group was better than that in the control group (P<0.05). After treatment, PSQI scores were all reduced apparently in the two groups as compared with those before treatment (both P<0.05). The score after treatment and the different value before and after treatment in the observation group were lower than those in the control group (both P<0.05). In 3-month follow-up after treatment, the recurrence rate was 3.2% (3/93) in the observation group, which was lower than 13.8% (12/87) in the control group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: In the treatment of insomnia of spleen and stomach disharmony pattern, the acupoint catgut-embedding therapy combined with auricular point pressure are superior to the simple application of auricular point pressure in the clinical therapeutic effects, improving sleep quality and reducing the recurrence rate. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29354915/[Clinical_study_of_the_combination_of_acupoint_catgut_embedding_therapy_and_auricular_point_pressure_in_the_treatment_of_insomnia_of_spleen_and_stomach_disharmony_pattern]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/insomnia.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -