Anti-aging through better sleep, breathing and positive life attitude

No body like to get old but that is inevitable. But we can slow it down, just like to shift the aging curve below to the upper and right!

Better sleep means no insomnia, which can be: difficult to fall asleep, difficult to stay asleep, restless sleep,wake up early in the morning (usually around 1-3 o'clock)

Better breathe means no sleep apnea, no asthma, no COPD, no sinusitis, no allergies.

Effective of acupuncture on insomnia:

In a meta-analysis, forty-six (46) randomized trials involving 3811 patients were included, and the methodological quality of trials was generally fair in terms of randomization, blinding, and intention-to-treat analysis. Meta-analyses showed a beneficial effect of acupuncture compared with no treatment (MD −3.28, 95% CI −6.10 to −0.46,p = 0.02; 4 trials) and real acupressure compared with sham acupressure (MD −2.94, 95% CI −5.77 to −0.11,p = 0.04; 2 trials) on total scores of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Acupuncture was superior to medications regarding the number of patients with total sleep duration increased for >3 hours (RR 1.53, 95% CI 1.24–1.88,p < 0.0001). However, there was no difference between acupuncture and medications in average sleep duration (MD −0.06, 95% CI −0.30–0.18,p = 0.63). Acupuncture plus medications showed better effect than medications alone on total sleep duration (MD 1.09, 95% CI 0.56–1.61,p < 0.0001). Similarly, acupuncture plus herbs was significantly better than herbs alone on increase of sleep rates (RR 1.67, 95% CI 1.12–2.50,p = 0.01). There were no serious adverse effects with related to acupuncture treatment in the included trials.


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