Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

  title={Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Huijuan Cao and Xingfang Pan and Hua Li and Jianping Liu},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={15 11},
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is commonly used in treating insomnia in China, and clinical studies have shown that acupuncture may have a beneficial effect on insomnia compared with Western medication. METHODS We included randomized controlled trials on acupuncture for insomnia. We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library (2008 Issue 3), China Network Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), and Wan Fang Database. All searches ended in December 2008. Two authors… CONTINUE READING


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