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Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of insomnia. Their controlled laboratory investigation finds acupuncture effective for the regulation of sleep latency and duration. In addition, the researchers identified important biological responses elicited by acupuncture responsible for its effective actions.

Researchers demonstrate that acupuncture improves sleep latency and duration while simultaneously regulating pathways responsible for providing anti-insomnia effects to the hypothalamus of insomnia model rats.

[1]Human clinical trials confirm that acupuncture is an effective modality for the treatment of insomnia. Taipei Medical University researchers conducted a human clinical trial and determined that acupuncture regulates hormone levels and alleviates insomnia related to menopause. [2] In another human clinical trial, researchers find acupuncture more effective than estazolam (a benzodiazepine) for the treatment of insomnia.

[1] Gao HL, Tu X, Lu Y, et al. Rat model of Insomnia Caused by Heart and Kidney Disharmony [J]. Chinese Medicine, 2014, 36(6): 1138-1141 [2] Hsiao-Yean Chiu, Yu-Jung Hsieh, and Pei-Shan Tsai, “Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women,” Obstetrics & Gynecology 127, no. 3 (March 2016), pg 513.

[3] Wang YJ, Zhang LH, Han YX, Li PP. Efficacy observation on Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-calming acupuncture for insomnia. Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science. 2016 Jul 1;14(4):274-8.