Acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion and reduces insomnia and anxiety: a preliminary report.

@article{Spence2004AcupunctureIN,
  title={Acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion and reduces insomnia and anxiety: a preliminary report.},
  author={David Warren Spence and Leonid Kayumov and Adam Chen and Alan D. Lowe and Umesh Ravi Jain and Martin A Katzman and Jianhua Shen and Boris Perelman and Colin Shapiro},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          19-28
        }
}
The response to acupuncture of 18 anxious adult subjects who complained of insomnia was assessed in an open prepost clinical trial study. Five weeks of acupuncture treatment was associated with a significant (p = 0.002) nocturnal increase in endogenous melatonin secretion (as measured in urine) and significant improvements in polysomnographic measures of sleep onset latency (p = 0.003), arousal index (p = 0.001), total sleep time (p = 0.001), and sleep efficiency (p = 0.002). Significant… Expand

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