Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs: A Case Report

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Authors: Melanie Hoang, Yong Deng, Yasmin Hilmi and Jeffrey Langland
Date: Oct. 2018
From: The Journal of Chinese Medicine(Issue 118)
Publisher: The Journal of Chinese Medicine
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,303 words

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Abstract :

Anxiety and insomnia are common symptoms of perimenopause and affect many women, reducing their quality of life. Acupuncture is often overlooked as a safe and effective therapy for this transition. A 52 year-old female with chronic anxiety and insomnia had worsening of both symptoms when she went through perimenopause. She received 16 acupuncture treatments based on a Chinese medicine diagnose of Liver qi stagnation and Kidney yin and yang deficiency. After nine acupuncture treatments and prescription of Chinese herbal medicine, her anxiety severity was reduced by 60 per cent, she was sleeping twice the number of hours per night and her energy levels increased. This case report shows the effectiveness of acupuncture and Chinese herbs in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. Keywords: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, insomnia, anxiety

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Source Citation
Hoang, Melanie, et al. "Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs: A Case Report." The Journal of Chinese Medicine, no. 118, 2018, p. 32+. Accessed 17 May 2021.

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