14. February 2017 · Comments Off · Categories: Acupuncture, Insomnia

Australian and Chinese authors reviewing the evidence for acupuncture for insomnia have concluded that it is superior to both placebo and drug therapy. A total of 30 studies (2363) participants were included in their systematic review. Acupuncture point combinations for insomnia included the use of the points Shenmen HE-7, Baihui DU-20, Sanyinjiao SP-6. Meta-analysis showed small but statistically significant effects of acupuncture compared to sham/placebo and pharmacotherapy (benzodiazepines). Further high quality research is needed to confirm these results.
A systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:11-20.

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