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15/01/2008 - Clinical observation on effect of electric acupuncture at sishencong in treating insomnia

Country: China

Institute: Shandong Provincial Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan.

Author(s): Tang SC, Liu JM, Liu GL.

Journal: Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2007 Nov;27(11):1030-2.

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effect of electric acupuncture (EA) at Sishencong (EX-HN 1) on insomnia. METHODS: Two hundred and seventy-six patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups, 138 in each group, the EA group treated with EA at Sishencong, and the control group with oral administration of Tianmeng Capsule. The treatment course for both groups was 3 weeks. The quality and related parameters of sleep before and after treatment were evaluated with a multi-channel sleep detector. RESULTS: After treatment, the quality of sleep was improved in both groups (P < 0.05), as compared with before treatment, the difference in related parameters was significant respectively (P<0.05 or P <0.01), however, the improvement in the EA group was superior to that in the control group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: EA at Sishencong has obvious effect on insomnia.

Pubmed ID: 18173156