Acupuncture Helps Brain Injury-Related Sleep Issues

Acupuncture Helps Brain Injury-Related Sleep Issues

A brief summary of current research.

Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Intervention Study (2012)

Zollman, FS, Larson, EB, Wasek-Throm, LK, Cyborski, CM, Bode, RK. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 27(2), pp 135–142.

Researchers examined whether acupuncture was as effective as medication in treating insomnia in people with traumatic brain injury. It also looked at whether acupuncture had fewer adverse effects on a person’s cognition. Both methods were equally effective in improving sleep time; however, there were fewer side effects in the acupuncture group, leading to improved cognition.

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Posted on BrainLine May 2, 2012.