OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of TCM massage on difficulty in falling asleep, waking during night and other sleep disorder of infants.
METHODS: The 51 outpatients were treated by basic recipe for massage treatment and modified recipe according to syndromes.
RESULTS: The total Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) score 3.2800 +/- 1.5784 after treatment is lower than 9.2400 +/- 1.4286 before treatment (P < 0.01), there is statistical difference in AIS scores before and after treatment.
CONCLUSION: TCM massage can remarkably improve sleep condition of infants with dyssomnia.
J Tradit Chin Med. 2010 Dec;30(4):299-301. Dong HY, Wang W. Acupuncture and Moxibustion College of Tianjin TCM University, Tianjin 300193, China.