Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 30–32 | Cite as

Observations on the treatment of 32 cases of insomnia by manipulations of digital-pressing acupoints and Tuina along meridians

  • Zhang Yu-xin
  • Jia Chao
Clinical Reports


Five kinds of manipulations of plucking, circular rubbing, pecking, pinching and patting were performed on the channels of Governor Vessel and bilateral Bladder Meridian. According to syndrome differentiation, all the 32 cases were divided into 5 syndromes of the stagnated liver-qi causing fire syndrome, the phlegm-heat attacking upper parts syndrome, the hyperactivity of fire due to yin-deficiency syndrome, the deficiency of both heart and spleen syndrome and the timidity due to insufficiency of qi and deficiency of blood of the heart syndrome and were then treated by different manipulations. After 2 courses of treatment, 25 cases were cured, 7 cases got marked effectiveness, no case failed and the effective rate was 100%.

Key Words

Insomnia Tuina Massage 


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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Yu-xin
    • 1
  • Jia Chao
    • 1
  1. 1.First Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou University of TCMGuangdongChina

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