A Novel Taping Therapy for Chronic Insomnia: A Report on Two Cases

Complement Ther Med. 2013 Oct;21(5):509-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.06.002. Epub 2013 Jul 12.


Objectives: Here, we report two cases of chronic insomnia treated satisfactorily by re-using of patients' bioelectricity.

Patients: First was a 46 years old male who had taken drugs for several years and depression drug for one year. He had heart beat and felt pressure pain on almost of chest. Second was a 64 years old male who had taken drugs for one year. In spite of the medication, he could not sleep at all and had glint eyes.

Interventions: Method of treatment is to put the medical tape (Chimsband) on acupoints and pressure pain points in the chest, which can be traced down by finger pressing examination.

Results: In the first case, the patient escaped from the medications after three weeks. Following seven weeks, depression was reduced remarkably. In the second case, the glint of eyes returned to normal after two treatments. After three treatments, the sleeping time was lengthened to 4h.

Conclusions: First, pressing chest can be used for tracing neurological symptoms; second, when the bioelectricity of the patient reacts to Chimsband, the symptoms could be ameliorated; third, there is a relationship between treating the neurological symptoms such as insomnia and attenuating pressure pain.

Keywords: Bioelectricity; CAM; Depression; Fatigue.; Oriental medicine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acupressure*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicine, Korean Traditional*
  • Middle Aged
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / therapy*