To observe the comparison of the clinical efficacy between penetration needling from Nèiguān (PC 6) to Wàiguān (TE 5) and western medicine estazolam for insomnia.
Sixty insomnia patients were divided into 2 groups according to the random number table, 30 cases in each group. Penetration needling from PC 6 to TE 5 was mainly adopted in acupuncture group for once a day, 5 times a week, and treatment for 4 weeks was 1 course of treatment. Estazolam was orally given in medicine group before sleep every night in a dosage of 1 mg per time, and treatment for 4 weeks was 1 course of treatment. After 4 weeks, the clinical efficacy and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score were compared respectively between the two groups.
The total effective rate was 90.00% in acupuncture group and 63.33% in medicine group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). PSQI score in acupuncture group was (7.93±3.77), which was superior to that in medicine group (10.60±4.20), and the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05).
The penetration needling of complementary acupoints from PC 6 to TE 5 was simple and convenient which can significantly improve the patients’ sleep quality.
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