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A Chinese study suggests that acupuncture compares favourably with benzodiazepine drugs for improving sleep quality and daytime functioning in insomnia patients. A total of 180 patients with primary insomnia were randomly assigned...

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Acupuncture can improve memory and reduce anxiety, according to a study from China. Ninety undergraduate university students were assessed for state and trait anxiety before either receiving acupuncture or lying on a treatment...

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Brazilian researchers have shown in a pilot study that acupuncture can improve the sleep pattern of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Forty patients were randomly allocated to manual acupuncture (MA) treatment, 10 Hz...

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Practising tai chi chih (TCC), a Westernized version of tai chi, has been shown to promote sleep quality in older adults with moderate sleep complaints. In the US study, 112 healthy adults, age range 59 to 86, were randomly...

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A study carried out by researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Nursing and Hong Kong Baptists University has found that auricular therapy using magnetic pearls is the most effective in promoting sleep in...

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A French study has shown that stimulating Shenmen HE-7 in healthy patients by fixing Polyether Block Amides; Isocones bilaterally to the points decreased wakefulness and increased non-REM sleep and thus total sleep time. (Buguet,...

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In a study of 18 anxious subjects, five weeks of acupuncture treatment was associated with significant improvements in a variety of sleep determinants (polysomnographic measures of sleep onset latency, arousal index, total sleep...

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A systematic review of the evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia concludes that current evidence is insufficient to support its use in this condition. The authors examined the major biomedical and...

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A systematic review of current literature conducted by authors from Hong Kong has concluded that auricular acupuncture appears to be effective for treating insomnia. Eight hundred and seventy eight (878) papers were searched of...

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An acupressure device located on Shenmen HE-7 has been evaluated as a treatment for insomnia by Italian researchers. Forty patients with insomnia were divided into two groups and randomly received either the “H7-insomnia control...

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