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Table 5 The comparison of significant varied PSG data between S-Acu group and M-Acu group

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)
The increase of TST (minutes) 40.20 ± 55.48 72.40 ± 85.74a
The increase of SE (%) 6.26 ± 12.44 12.55 ± 18.65
The increase of N3 (minutes) 10.65 ± 48.61 31.28 ± 50.45
The decrease of WASO (minutes) 19.53 ± 54.19 48.73 ± 87.83
  1. aP < 0.05 (compared with S-Acu group); TST total sleep time, SE sleep efficient, N3 third stage of non-rapid eye movement sleep, WASO wake after sleep onset, S-Acu group single acupoint group, M-Acu group multi-acupoints group