TCM treatment for 63 cases of senile dyssomnia.

In order to study the therapeutic effects of the TCM drugs on senile dyssomnia, 121 such patients were randomly divided into a treatment group of 63 cases (given the TCM drugs) and a control group of 58 cases (given estazolam). The changes shown in the SDRS and HAMA scores and the other indexes were observed in both of the two groups to evaluate the therapeutic effects. The results showed that the effective rate was 76.3% in the treatment group, and it was 69.1% in the control group; and that the TCM drugs had better effects in improving such symptoms as lethargy, dry mouth, and rebound of insomnia. Therefore, it can be concluded that the effect of the TCM drugs isbetter for senile dyssomnia than that of the Western drug estazolam.
AuthorsYiling Yang, Haicong Li, Shuyi Zhang, Qiubing Li, Xueqing Yang, Xiaoguang Chen, Dong Zhao, Yan Wang
JournalJournal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (J Tradit Chin Med) Vol. 25 Issue 1 Pg. 45-9 (Mar 2005) ISSN: 0255-2922 [Print] China
PMID15889523 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial)
Chemical References
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal (therapeutic use)
  • Dyssomnias (drug therapy)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional
  • Middle Aged
  • Phytotherapy

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