[Clinical observation on governor vessel Daoqi method for treatment of dyssomnia in the patient of depression].

To explore clinical therapeutic effects of Governor Vessel Daoqi needling method combined with antidepressants on dyssomnia in the patient of depression.
depression with dyssomnia were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=23) and a control group (n=22). The treatment group were treated with Governor Vessel Daoqi needling method and oral administration of antidepressants, with Shenting (GV 24), Baihui (GV 20), Dazhui (GV 14), Shendao (GV 11) and Zhiyang (GV 9) selected as main acupoints; and the control group with simple antidepressants. They were treated for 4 weeks. Changes of scores for Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were investigated in the two groups.
Significant differences before and after treatment in the scores for HAMD (P < 0.01) in both the two groups, and a significant difference before and after treatment in the score for PSQI only in the treatment group (P < 0.01) were found; after treatment, there were significant differences between the two groups in the scores of HAMD and PSQI (P < 0.01).
The combined therapy of Governor Vessel Daoqi needling method and antidepressants can significantly improve dyssomnia in the patient of depression.
AuthorsJun Wang, Jin-feng Jiang, Ling-ling Wang
JournalZhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion (Zhongguo Zhen Jiu) Vol. 26 Issue 5 Pg. 328-30 (May 2006) ISSN: 0255-2930 [Print] China
PMID16739844 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial)
Chemical References
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Acupuncture Therapy (methods)
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antidepressive Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Depression (therapy)
  • Dyssomnias (etiology, therapy)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged

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