Combined electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture for primary insomnia: a randomised controlled trial of dose-response effect

K. F. Chung*, W. F. Yeung, B. Y.M. Yu, Shi Ping ZHANG, Z. J. Zhang

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Abstract

1. Acupuncture alone and a combination of acupuncture and auricular acupuncture were well-tolerated and better than the waiting list for the treatment of insomnia.
2. Acupuncture alone and combination treatment both produced durable effects on sleep, anxiety, and depressive symptoms, and improved daytime functioning up to at least 13 weeks after treatment.
3. Augmentation of acupuncture by auricular acupuncture to enhance efficacy was not supported.
4. Future head-to-head comparisons between Chinese medicine treatments and conventional therapies for insomnia are required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S28-S33
Number of pages6
JournalHong Kong Medical Journal
Volume25
Issue number1, Suppl 2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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