Author: Liu Yuanliang 1//He Shihai 2
Qigong Research Division, Ahejing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China  //Qigong Hospital of Zhejiang Association of Medical Qigong, China 
Conference/Journal: 3rd Nat Acad Conf on Qigong Science
Date published: 1990
Other: Pages: 96 , Word Count: 212
This article discusses treatment of 108 cases of insomnia with three kinds of treating methods: qigong-acupuncture therapy, qigong therapy, and Acupuncture therapy. After 2 treating courses, the results showed that the total effective rate of 52 cases treated by qigong-acupuncture was 94.23% (11 cases recovery, 17 marked effect, 21 improvement and 3 no effect), that of 34 cases treated by qigong was 85.30% (6 cases recovery, 8 marked effect, 15 improvement, 5 no effect), and that of 22 cases treated by acupuncture was 81.82% (2 cases showed recovery, 9 marked effect, 11 improvement and 4 no effect). According to analysis of the statistics, the significant difference between total effective rate of the qigong-acupuncture group and that of the other two groups exemplifies that qigong-acupuncture therapy is superior to the qigong therapy and the acupuncture therapy in treatment of insomnia. For all three groups, the longer the process of disease, the worse the effect, while the treating course of the qigong-acupuncture group was the shortest among the three groups.
After 3 months of treatment, the total effective rate of qigong-acupuncture group remained 84.12%, that of the qigong group 71.43%, and that of acupuncture group 66.67%. This signifies that qigong-acupuncture therapy is one of the best treating methods in treatment of insomnia because it has high effect low relapse and quick result. Description of application and caution of treating insomnia by qigong-acupuncture therapy are also discussed in detail.