Auricular Acupuncture Treatment for Insomnia : A Systematic Review

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Auricular Acupuncture Treatment for Insomnia : A Systematic Review

Hai Yong Chen
, Yan Shi
, Chi Sun Ng
, Sai Man Chan
, Ken Kin Lam Yung
, Qing Ling Zhang
Published Online:25 Aug 2007https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2006.6400

The efficacy of using Semen vaccariae ear seeds was better than that of the controls (p < 0.01) ; while magnetic pearls did not show statistical significance (p = 0.28). Six (6) commonly used auricular acupoints were Shenmen (100%), Heart (83.33%), Occiput (66.67%), Subcortex (50%), Brain and Kidney (each 33.33%, respectively).

Conclusions : AA appears to be effective for treating insomnia. Because the trials were low quality, further clinical trials with higher design quality, longer duration of treatment, and longer follow-up should be conducted.