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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 2 Effect of acupoint stimulation on improvement in factors affecting postoperative sleep quality.

ClassificationMechanismSubjectsAcupointAcupoint interventionReferences
Improvement of painClinical trialsThe combination of low frequency and high frequency electroacupuncture stimulation will release a variety of opioid peptides, which has a synergistic effect of inhibiting pain.Patients with pain pointsST-36 (Zusanli), LI-4 (Hegu)White A et al []76
Patients undergoing VATS pneumonectomyLI-4 (Hegu) PC6 (Neiguan)SI-3 (Houxi) SJ-6 (Zhigou)Duan Z et al []77
Animal experimental studiesRats with chronic neuralgiaST-36 (Zusanli), GB34 (Yanglingquan)Wang K et al []78
Improvement of painAnimal experimental studiesIncision pain in the thyroid region in ratsLI18 (Futu)LI-4 (Hegu)PC6 (Neiguan)ST-36 (Zusanli), GB34 (Yanglingquan)Qiao LN et al []79
Improvement of surgical stressClinical trialsPatients with Laparoscopic radical resection for colorectal cancerST-36 (Zusanli)LI-4 (Hegu)PC6 (Neiguan)Guo J et al []84
Animal experimental studiesLiver cancer, gastric cancer and hypodermic tumor rat models were made by implantation of replicated Walker-256 cell strainST-36 (Zusanli)LI-4 (Hegu)SP6 (Sanyinjiao)Electroacupuncture, 2 mA intensity, 2/100 Hz frequency mixing stimulation.once a day, 20 minutes each timeLast 15 daysLai M et al []87
Improvement of postoperative complicationsClinical trialsPatients undergoing surgery after anesthesiaPC6 (Neiguan)Yang J et al []92
Patients undergoing general anesthesiaPC6 (Neiguan)LI-4 (Hegu)Alizadeh R et al []93
Animal experimental studiesRatsTakahashi T et al []95

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