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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Jun;26(6):385-8.

[Multi-central controlled study on three-part massage therapy for treatment of insomnia of deficiency of both the heart and spleen].

[Article in Chinese]

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Third Affiliated Hospital of Henan TCM University, Zhengzhou 450008, China. zyf5680198@126.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To make multi-central clinical evaluation for three-part massage therapy for treatment of insomnia of deficiency of both the heart and spleen.

METHODS:

One hundred and sixty-six cases were randomly divided into a test group (n = 84) and a control group (n = 82). Multi-central, randomized and controlled methods were adopted. The test group were treated by the three-part massage therapy, i. e. acupoints at the head, abdomen and back were massaged, once each day; and the control group by oral administration of Guipi Pills [symbol: see text], 8 pills each time, thrice daily. The treatment was given for 15 consecutive days and then the therapeutic effects were observed.

RESULTS:

Sixty-seven cases were cured, 11 markedly effective, 3 effective, and 3 ineffective in the test group, and the corresponding figures were 10, 21, 29 and 22 in the control group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P< 0.001). The test group was superior to the control group in improvement for Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Sleepless Anxiety Scale (SAS) and Sleepless Depression Scale (SDS) (P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

The three-part massage therapy has definite therapeutic effect on insomnia of deficiency of both the heart and spleen with safety.

PMID:
16813176
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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