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Clinical observations on curative effect of TCM massage on dyssomnia of infants.

AbstractOBJECTIVE:
To observe the curative effect of TCM massage on difficulty in falling asleep, waking during night and other sleep disorder of infants.
METHODS:
The 51 outpatients were treated by basic recipe for massage treatment and modified recipe according to syndromes.
RESULTS:
The total Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) score 3.2800 +/- 1.5784 after treatment is lower than 9.2400 +/- 1.4286 before treatment (P < 0.01), there is statistical difference in AIS scores before and after treatment.
CONCLUSION:
TCM massage can remarkably improve sleep condition of infants with dyssomnia.
AuthorsHong-Ying Dong, Wei 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. 30 Issue 4 Pg. 299-301 (Dec 2010) ISSN: 0255-2922 [Print] China
PMID21287789 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Topics
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dyssomnias (therapy)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Massage
  • Treatment Outcome

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