Effect of electro-acupuncture combined with psychological intervention on mental symptoms and P50 of auditory evoked potential in patients with internet addiction disorder

£5.50
VAT Exempt
In stock
SKU
JTCM-1385

JTCM June 2017 (Archive subscribers please click on 'find out more' to see abstract. The full article is not available online and must be bought as a PDF delivered by email).

Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is a condition characterised by withdrawal symptoms, increased tolerance of online activities, emotional disturbance and social difficulties. Orthodox treatments for IAD mainly include pharmacologic therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In this study 120 cases of IAD were randomly divided into an electro-acupuncture (EA) group, a CBT group and a comprehensive therapy group (EA plus CBT). Patients in the EA group received treatment every other day for two courses of 10 sessions each. The acupoints selected for EA included Baihui DU-20, Sishencong (M-HN-1), Hegu L.I.-4, Neiguan P-6, Taichong LIV-3 and Sanyinjiao SP-6. Patients were treated in the supine position with 0.25 mm × 40/25 millimetre needles, which were initially manipulated to elicit deqi. Electro-stimulation was then applied to one pair of the four acupoints of Sishencong (M-HN-1), using right/left and posterior/anterior points at alternate treatments, as well as Hegu L.I.-4 and Taichong LIV-3 (also on the right or left side at alternate treatments). Electro-stimulation was for 30 minutes with the settings at a frequency of 10 to 100 hertz, dense-disperse wave and an intensity according to the patient's tolerance. The CBT treatments were given for 30 minutes every four days, with five sessions as one course, for two courses in total. Whilst the scores of IAD were found to significantly decrease in all groups, those in the CBT group were significantly lower than in the other two groups. The authors conclude that EA combined with CBT could relieve the mental symptoms of IAD patients. [Feb 2017]
More Information
Author Li Hui et al
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Effect of electro-acupuncture combined with psychological intervention on mental symptoms and P50 of auditory evoked potential in patients with internet addiction disorder
Your Rating

* Orders shipped outside of Europe are eligible for VAT relief and will not be charged VAT.