78 Cases of Insomnia Treated by Pressing-acupoint and Somnific Qigong

Author: Zhu F
Qigong Department of Ningbo Hospital of TCM, Zhejiang Province
Conference/Journal: Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 104-105 , Word Count: 250

Objective: To investigate the effect of Pressing-acupoint and Somnific Qigong in treating insomnia.
Methods: The study was carried out in 78 outpatients ranging from ages 19 to 73 years old, with the period of time spent practicing from one month to 30 years, and was comprised of 35 males and 43 females. All subjects had a history of medicine but the effect was not obvious.
They practiced Pressing-acupoint and Somnific Qigong once per day before going to sleep, every 2 weeks as a course of treatment.
Pressing-acupoint Qigong includes relaxing oneself by sitting still for 5 minutes (for the patients with high blood pressure putting there mind to the acupoint of Yongquan for another one minute), rubbing the acupoints of both Yongquan and the wrist, pressing acupoints of Shuimian and Anmian for 100 times or so matched with other ones according to the diagnosis of TCM.
Somnific Qigong was performed just after finishing the Pressing-acupoint Qigong. One can put one’s mind to the word “relaxation and silence” or the Qi-ball just inside one’s lower Dantian, until asleep.
After one course of treatment, 35 cases were cured (good sleep for more than 6 hours a day, no concomitant symptoms any more), 22 cases showed obvious effect (sleeping for 4-6 hours per day with other concomitant symptoms ameliorated obviously), 9 cases showed some effect (better sleep than before with other concomitant symptoms ameliorated a little), 2 cases showed no effect (just like before).
Conclusion: From the results , a conclusion can be drawn that Pressing-acupoint and Somnific Qigong is a beneficial treatment for insomnia.