[A systematic evaluation of randomized controlled trials for acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of insomnia]
Language: 
Chinese
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To assess the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on insomnia. METHODS: A systematic evaluation of all relevant randomized controlled trials (RCT) about acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of insomnia was carried out. The data were statistically analyzed with a special software RevMan 4.1. RESULTS: Six papers of RCT including 585 patients met the enrolled criteria. All of the trials were of lower in methodological quality without using blind method; Meta-analysis indicated that odds ratio was 3.55, 95% confidence interval [2.50, 5.05], P < 0.0001, as acupuncture group compared with drug group. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture is possibly effective for insomnia. However, because of lower methodological quality of all the trials, this conclusion has no enough evidence.

Author(s): 
Li, Ning
Wu, Bin
Wang, Cheng-wei
Kang, Jie
Li, Hong-Guo
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Journal Abbreviation: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu
Publication Date: 
2005-01
Publication Year: 
2005
Pages: 
10-Jul
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0255-2930
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 16309145

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Ning Li, Bin Wu, Cheng-wei Wang, Jie Kang and Hong-Guo Li. 2005-01. "[A systematic evaluation of randomized controlled trials for acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of insomnia]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion 25: 1: 10-Jul.

Wikipedia Citation

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