Acupuncture in Insomnia

Author

MR ONG GUAN TENG
Acupuncturist
GT Ong Acupuncture & Massotherapy
Malaysia
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Language

English

Title

Acupuncture in Insomnia

Proceeding

7th INTRACOM – 2nd ICBWI 2009

Date

26th July 2009

Place Held

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Classification
1. Transient insomnia – symptoms lasting less than one week.
2. Short-term insomnia – symptoms between one to three weeks.
3. Chronic insomnia – those longer than three weeks.

Insomnia treatment:
The main focus of treatment for insomnia should be directed towards finding the cause. Once the cause is identified, it is important to manage and control the underlying problem, as this alone may eliminate the insomnia. Treating the symptoms of insomnia without addressing the main cause is rarely successful. Generally, treatment of insomnia entails both non-pharmacologic (non-medical) and pharmacologic (medical) aspects. It is best to tailor treatment for individual patient based on the potential cause. Studies have shown that combining medical and non-medical treatments typically is more successful in treating insomnia than either one alone.

Acupuncture point for insomnia:
• 神门 Shenmen (HT7)
• 内关 Neiguan  (PC6)
• 申脉 Shenmai (BL62)
• 照海  Zhaohai (K16)
• 风池 Fengchi (GB20)

Keywords

Acupuncture, Insonmia

Session

Workshop W1-D4

Topic

Acupuncture & Moxibustion: Supportive Therapy Role