Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 38–42 | Cite as

Acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy for insomnia in blood stasis constitution: a clinical study

  • Li-na Kan (阚丽娜)
  • Na-na Huang (黄娜娜)
  • Ya-jun Chen (陈亚军)
  • Xi-jun He (何希俊)
  • Min Fan (范敏)
  • Zhao Sun (孙曌)
Clinical Study



To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy in treating insomnia in people with blood stasis constitution.


Seventy-two patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group by using the random number table, 36 cases each. The treatment group received acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy, while the control group was intervened by oral administration of estazolam. One-week treatment was taken as a course, for 3 successive courses in total. A follow-up study was conducted 3 months later. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) was evaluated before and after the intervention, as well as in the follow-up. The clinical efficacies were also compared.


The total effective rate was 88.9% in the treatment group versus 83.3% in the control group, and the between-group difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). After the intervention, the PSQI scores dropped significantly in both groups (both P<0.05); the between-group difference in PSQI score was statistically significant (P<0.05). The follow-up study showed that the between-group difference in the global score of PSQI was statistically significant (P<0.05).


Acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy can produce a more significant efficacy than oral administration of estazolam in treating insomnia in people with blood stasis constitution.


Acupuncture Therapy Bloodletting Therapy Bloodletting Puncturing and Cupping Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders Insomnia Syndrome Differentiation Treatment Physical Constitution Theory Blood Stasis 






将72例患者按随机数字表法 随机分为治疗组和对照组, 每组36例。治疗组接受针刺结合放血疗法, 对照组口服艾司唑仑。治疗1星期为1个疗 程, 连续治疗3个疗程, 治疗结束3个月后进行随访。观察两组治疗前、治疗后及随访时匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI) 评分变化, 并比较临床疗效。


治疗组总有效率为88.9%, 对照组为83.3%, 两组临床疗效差异有统计学意义 (P<0.05)。治疗后, 两组PSQI评分均较同组治疗前明显降低(均P<0.05); 两组PSQI总分差异有统计学意义 (P<0.05)。随访时, 两组PSQI总分差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。


针刺结合放血疗法治疗血瘀体质人群失眠 症疗效优于口服艾司唑仑。


针刺疗法 放血疗法 刺络拔罐疗法 入睡和睡眠障碍 失眠症 辨证论治 体质学说 血瘀 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-na Kan (阚丽娜)
    • 1
  • Na-na Huang (黄娜娜)
    • 1
  • Ya-jun Chen (陈亚军)
    • 1
  • Xi-jun He (何希俊)
    • 1
  • Min Fan (范敏)
    • 1
  • Zhao Sun (孙曌)
    • 2
  1. 1.Zhongshan Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese MedicineGuangzhou University of Chinese MedicineGuangdongChina
  2. 2.College of Traditional Chinese MedicineHainan Medical UniversityHainanChina

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