Forty cases of insomnia treated by suspended moxibustion at Baihui (GV 20)

J Tradit Chin Med. 2009 Jun;29(2):95-6. doi: 10.1016/s0254-6272(09)60040-6.


Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of suspended moxibustion at Baihui (GV 20) for insomnia.

Methods: 75 cases were divided randomly into two groups, with 40 cases in the treatment group treated by suspended moxibustion over Baihui (GV 20) and 35 cases in the control group treated by oral administration of Estazolam.

Results: The difference in therapeutic effect between the two groups was not statistically significant (P > 0.1).

Conclusion: It was concluded that suspended moxibustion at Baihui (GV 20) is as effective as Estazolam for insomnia.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Moxibustion / methods*
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome