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Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia

In this study, the authors evaluated acupuncture as monotherapy as an alternative therapy in treating depression-related insomnia.[1] Seven databases were searched. 18 trials were included in the analysis. The findings determined that the acupuncture treatment made significant improvements in sleep quality score (PSQI score) compared with Western Medicine. Acupuncture combined with Western medicine had a better effect on improving sleep quality compared with the treatment of Western medicine alone. The authors conclude that acupuncture could be an alternative therapy to medication for treating depression-related insomnia.