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A randomised single-blind trial has examined the efficacy of abdominal acupuncture as a treatment for insomnia. In the Chinese study, 44 women (aged 22 to 56) were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture or medication. The...

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An Italian study has evaluated the efficacy of acupressure at Shenmen HE-7 in treating insomnia. 25 patients affected by sleep disorders were enrolled, of whom 14 had cancer. All were treated by acupressure stimulation acupressure...

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A systematic review of studies of acupuncture for insomnia, including papers published in both English and Chinese, has been carried out by researchers in Hong Kong. Twenty RCTs met the inclusion criteria. The majority of RCTs...

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