Author: Yijia Xia#1, Tianbao Wang#2, Zhipeng Ma1, Rongtao Ying1, Shiliang Shao1, Jurong Zeng3, Chuantao Zhang4
1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
2 General Department, Sichuan Cancer Hospital.
3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; email@example.com.
Conference/Journal: J Vis Exp
Date published: 2023 Aug 18
Other: Issue ID: 198 , Special Notes: doi: 10.3791/65297. , Word Count: 218
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by persistent and irreversible airflow limitation and chronic respiratory symptoms. It has a wide spectrum of complications, and sleep disorders, as part of it, are common in severe cases, especially in elderly patients. Long-term lack of sleep may lead to the aggravation of the original disease, reducing patients' quality of life. Benzodiazepines are mainly used for symptomatic treatment of COPD combined with sleep disorders. However, such drugs have the side effect of respiratory central inhibition and could probably aggravate hypoxia symptoms. Auricular acupuncture is a special method of treating physical and psychosomatic dysfunctions by stimulating specific points in the ear. This article explains the specific methods of clinical operation of auricular acupuncture in detail, including assessment of patient eligibility, medical devices used, acupuncture points, course of treatment, post-treatment care, responses to emergencies, etc. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease assessment scale (CAT) were used as the observational index of this method. So far, clinical reports have proved that auricular acupuncture has a definite curative effect in the treatment of COPD combined with sleep disorders, and its advantages of simple operation, few adverse reactions are worthy of further study and promotion, which provide a reference for the clinical treatment of such diseases.
PMID: 37607088 DOI: 10.3791/65297