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Table 3 The AIS and PSQI scores at baseline and after acupuncture treatment in different groups

From: Effectiveness and cerebral responses of multi-points acupuncture for primary insomnia: a preliminary randomized clinical trial and fMRI study

  S-Acu group (HT-7) M-Acu group (HT-7, GV-20 and SP-6) N-Acu group (sham point)
AIS
 Baseline 12.40 ± 3.14 13.26 ± 4.21 13.56 ± 4.48
 Post-treatment 7.00 ± 3.90a 5.91 ± 3.92a 8.88 ± 3.36a
 Decrease 5.40 ± 4.63 7.35 ± 3.85b 4.67 ± 4.52
PSQI
 Baseline 14.70 ± 2.99 14.84 ± 2.77 15.21 ± 2.95
 Post-treatment 8.79 ± 3.18a 8.49 ± 3.36a 11.60 ± 3.54a
 Decrease 5.91 ± 3.03c 6.35 ± 3.39c 3.60 ± 3.63
  1. aP < 0.01 (compared with baseline); bP < 0.05 (compared with N-Acu group); cP < 0.01 (compared with N-Acu group). S-Acu group single acupoint group, M-Acu group multi-acupoints group, N-Acu group non-acupoint group