The influence of acupuncture on sleep disorders and anxiety

【Author】

Hashembeigi A;Jarfaee R;Nadali esmaeili ahangarkola;Narges rostamian;Department of Acupuncture,Armanestan,and member of Iran Acupuncture Study Center,Payam Noor University;Department of General Psychology,Payam Noor University;

【Institution】

Department of Acupuncture,Armanestan,and member of Iran Acupuncture Study Center,Payam Noor University;Department of General Psychology,Payam Noor University;

【Abstract】

Objective To observe the influence of acupuncture on sleep disorders and anxiety.Methods This is a descriptive study of correlation type.Sixty patients and 60 common people aged from 20 to 40 in Yazd City were selected to answer the questions of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index(PSQI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory(BAI) questionnaires.The data were analyzed using correlation coefficient and multiple regressions.Results The results showed that treatment by acupuncture outperforms drug-based medication in decreasing the level of anxiety in people.The medication using chemical drugs has lower effect over the quality of sleeping.The acupuncture method has the best prediction from the sleep quality(53%).Also acupuncture method has the best prediction from lowering anxiety among people(62%).Conclusion Due to the effect of acupuncture on the patients suffering sleep disorders and anxiety,acupuncture can open promising horizons for these patients.Nowadays acupuncture has a special status on treatment of sleep disorders and anxiety.

【Keywords】

acupuncture;;insomnia;;sleep disorder;;anxiety

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