Influence of Auricular Plaster Therapy on Sleeping Structure in OSAS Patients

Acupuncture Department, the Second Hospital Affiliated to Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050000, China.
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Impact Factor: 0.72). 04/2009; 29(1):3-5. DOI: 10.1016/S0254-6272(09)60020-0
Source: PubMed


To evaluate the therapeutic effects of auricular plaster therapy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and the influence on sleeping structure.
45 OSAS patients were randomly divided into a treatment group of 30 cases and a control group of 15 cases for comparison of the changes in parameters of respiration and sleep at night.
The auricular plaster therapy significantly improved the hypoventilation index, respiratory disturbance index and other respiratory parameters as well as the sleeping parameters such as the time and rate of sleep at stage I and II, and the waking time and rate.
Auricular plaster therapy may show good therapeutic effects for OSAS, and with the advantages of low cost and less side effects.

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