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Massage therapy for treatment of insomnia of deficiency of both the heart and spleen





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]


Zhou YF, Wei YL, Zhang PL, Gao S, Ning GL, Zhang ZQ, Hu B, Wang DY, Yan MR, Liu WJ.


Third Affiliated Hospital of Henan TCM University, Zhengzhou 450008, China. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 [PubMed - in process]









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