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Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture Press Needle in Mild to Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

2019-11-03 15:10:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of acupuncture press needle in mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea patients.

Description

Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) is characterized by multiple episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep and considered as a major health issue worldwide due to comorbidity with obesity, hypertension, diabetes and more advanced cardiovascular diseases. The noisy sounds of snoring caused by OSA bother bed partner sleepless and lead to long-term health problems. Most patients do not tolerate nasal continuous positive airway pressure device, which is the gold standard treatment of OSA. Press needle is one kind of acupuncture which possesses more safety and convenient, few complications and prolonged period of treatment time compared to conventional acupuncture. To date, there is no study to evaluate the effects of press needle in treating OSA. The investigators hypothesize that press needle is effective with high acceptability among OSA patients.

Study Design

Conditions

Apnea, Obstructive Sleep

Intervention

acupuncture press needle

Location

Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Keelung
Taiwan
20401

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Results (where available)

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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