Author: Tang SC, Liu JM, Liu GL
Affiliation: Shandong Provincial Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi.
Date published: 2007 Nov
Other: Volume ID: 27 , Issue ID: 11 , Pages: 1030-2 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 133
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.