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Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Nov;98(45):e17842. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017842.

Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for insomnia: Protocol for a systematic review.

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1
Department of acupuncture and moxibustion, Henan University of Chinese Medicine.
2
Department of geriatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine.
3
Department of acupuncture and moxibustion, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Insomnia is one of the most common diseases in modern society, the main characteristics of the patients were difficulty in falling asleep at night and/or failure to maintain effective sleep after falling asleep. It can lead to early awakening, short sleep, heavy sleeplessness, dreaming, poor sleep quality, and working hours after waking up, causes a series of negative emotions, such as fatigue, inefficiency, cognitive decline, social interaction, tension, and anxiety, which affect social harmony and stability. So Insomnia has gained more and more attention. At present, acupuncture has been proved effective in the treatment of insomnia by many studies. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia, and to provide the latest evidence for clinical application.

METHODS AND ANALYSIS:

We collected the qualified literature on acupuncture treatment of insomnia by electronic retrieval of Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Biomedical Disc (CBMDISC), PubMed, China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP) and Wanfang Database, and manual retrieval of papers and internal reports. We will select the eligible studies published up to September 30, 2019. We use Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) as the main outcome of insomnia and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Hamilton Depression Scale(HAMD) and Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) as secondary indicators to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment of insomnia, we will use Revman v.5.3 software to calculate data synthesis, and if the results are appropriate, meta-analysis can also be carried out.

RESULTS:

This study will provide comprehensive evidence of high quality of acupuncture treatment for insomnia from ISI, PSQI, HAMD, SAS, and adverse reactions.

CONCLUSION:

The systematic review will provide a basis for evaluating the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia.

TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER:

PROSPERO CRD42019131957.

PMID:
31702639
PMCID:
PMC6855569
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000017842
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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