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10 February 2023: Review Articles

Effect of Acupoint Therapies on Postoperative Sleep Quality: A Narrative Review

Wenxin Wei 1E , Xin Huang 2E , Junchao Zhu 1A*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938920

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e938920

Table 1 Mechanism of acupoint therapies for sleep.

ClassificationMechanismSubjectsAcupointAcupoint interventionReferences
Clinical trialsDirect caregivers suffering from violence5 specific points on the external ear: HT7 (Shenmen), sympathetic autonomic, lung, liver, and kidneyBuchanan TM et al []62
Patients with radical mastectomyEX-HN3 (Yintang)LI-4 (Hegu)Huang S et al []65
Orthopedic patients undergoing elective surgeryPC6 (Neiguan)Zhao Z et al []66
Animal experimental studiesRats with chronic emotional stress anxietyPC6 (Neiguan)HT7 (Shenmen)iv) 8 times in totalYao H et al []67
Male rats were exposed to acute restraint stress (ARS) for 3 hPC6(Neiguan), HT7 (Shenmen), or a nonacupoint (tail) located in the tail in a ratiii) Last 3 daysZhao Z et al []68
Animal experimental studiesRats experiencing chronic unpredictable stress (CUS)DU20 (Baihui)GB34 (Yanglingquan)Yue N et al []69

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