Observation on the Efficacy of Auricular Acupoint Pressing Therapy in Perimenopausal Insomnia Patients
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Jia Yang, Chuanfeng Jiang, Min Chen, Jianlei zhang, Waner Li and Lisha Chen
Objective This study aims to investigate the efficacy of auricular acupoint pressing therapy in perimenopausal insomnia patients and provide ideas for clinical treatment of perimenopausal insomnia. Methods A total of 40 patients who met the diagnostic criteria of perimenopausal insomnia were selected from July 2019 to September 2019 in Luzhou, of which seven patients were lost to follow-up in the study, and 33 patients were finally included in the study for statistical analysis. According to the law of running courses of meridians, the patients were treated with auricular acupoint pressing therapy for one month. The auricular acupoints were selected including shenmen, sympathesis, kidney, occiput, subcortex and endocrine acupoints. Three acupoints were picked up each time and attached with cowherb seed plaster. It was replaced once every three days, with three times as a course of treatment for a total of three courses. The clinical efficacy before and after treatment and the changes of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) scores were observed. Results The overall response rate was 76% in 33 patients with auricular acupoint pressing therapy, and the scores of every PSQI item and the total score after the treatment were significantly lower (P<0.05) than those before the treatment. Conclusion The auricular acupoint pressing therapy of perimenopausal insomnia patients can effectively improve the symptoms of insomnia, and it is of great significance to improve their quality of life.
Perimenopausal Period; Insomnia; Auricular Acupoint Pressing