Tag Archives: Insomnia

Qi Gong improves sleep

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Objective: This study assessed the effects of Health Qigong on sleep quality in adults. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Method: We searched 10 databases to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in English or Chinese languages that evaluated the effects of Health Qigong on sleep quality in participants aged ≥18 years old …

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Stimulation of Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) reduces fatigue and insomnia

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Objective: To observe the acupoint compatibility effect of Shenmen (HT7) and Sanyinjiao (SP6) in improving daytime fatigue and sleepiness of insomnia, and its mechanism in regulating hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and suprachiasmatic nucleus-pineal gland-melatonin (SCN-PG-MT) system. Methods: Ninety patients with insomnia were randomly divided into Shenmen (HT7), Sanyinjiao (SP6) and Shenmen (HT7)-Sanyinjiao (SP6) …

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Electroacupuncture reduces insomnia in people with depression

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Importance: Electroacupuncture is a widely recognized therapy for depression and sleep disorders in clinical practice, but its efficacy in the treatment of comorbid insomnia and depression remains uncertain. Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture as an alternative therapy in improving sleep quality and mental state for patients with insomnia …

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Acupuncture reduces insomnia in those on antidepressants

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Background: Due to concerns about risks associated with antidepressants and/or hypnotics, complementary therapies such as acupuncture have been sought by patients with active or previous depression to manage insomnia. This systematic review aimed to clarify if acupuncture is effective and safe enough to be recommended as an alternative or adjuvant therapy …

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Acupuncture is effective for insomnia

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Background: Acupuncture has been widely practiced for primary insomnia (PI). However, the relative benefit and harm among acupuncture therapies remain uncertain. Objectives: To compare and evaluate the effect differences of multiple acupuncture therapies for patients with primary insomnia. Methods: Systematic literature search for randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Pairs of reviewers independently conducted literature …

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The Chinese herbal formula Gui Zhi Gan Cao Long Gu Mu Li Tang is effective for insomnia

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Background: Gui Zhi Gan Cao Long Gu Mu Li Tang can make a good effect on the insomnia under the catalogue of traditional Chinese medicine. Method: To search the databases:Pubmed, Web of Science, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the China Biology Medicine disc (CBMdisc), the China Science …

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Acupressure beats sleep hygiene for insomnia

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Background: Insomnia is a significant health problem in the community. Self-administered acupressure may be an alternative strategy to alleviate insomnia. Purpose: This study is the first to investigate the effects of acupressure delivered through a training course in alleviating insomnia disorder compared with sleep hygiene education. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted …

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Electroacupuncture on Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) are effective for insomnia, anxiety and depression

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Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture at Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) on anxiety and depression in patients with insomnia, and to explore the mechanism of its compatibility effect. Methods: Ninety patients of insomnia were randomly divided into a combination group, a Shenmen group and a Sanyinjiao group, 30 …

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Commonly used acupuncture points to treat insomnia in the elderly

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The published literature of insomnia in the elderly treated with acupuncture was retrieved in CNKI, Wanfang and VIP from the date of establishment to December 31, 2019. Association rule analysis and cluster analysis were used to summarize the acupoint selection rules of insomnia in the elderly treated with acupuncture. A …

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Acupuncture can effectively treat chronic insomnia and associated anxiety and depression

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Background: Acupuncture treatment of chronic insomnia was effective. Anxiety and depression symptoms of the chronic insomnia patients were improved to varying degrees after acupuncture treatment. Corticosterone and 5-hydroxytryptamine are involved in the occurrence and development of comorbidity of insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Whether acupuncture can treat insomnia and accompany anxiety and …

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