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Journal of Integrative Nursing ›› 2019, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (1): 51-58.doi: 10.35437/intnur.issn.2663-4481.2019.01.01.07

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Research Status of Traditional Chinese Medicine Constitution Theory in Insomnia

Chun-Hua ZHANG, Chun-Guang YU*, Pei-Yao LI, Ling WANG, Hui-Xin DING, Wen-Wen ZHAO   

  1. Nursing College, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China

  • Received:2019-04-19 Revised:2019-04-22 Accepted:2019-04-25 Online:2019-04-16 Published:2019-05-21
  • Contact: Chun-Guang YU, Nursing College, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China


With the development of modern bio-psycho-social medical model and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitution theory, we gradually realize that the exploration of the constitution characteristics of insomnia is of great significance for the reveal of the origin of insomnia and the innovation of its treatment and nursing methods. This paper focused on the analysis of the investigation of TCM constitution classification of insomnia and the application of TCM constitution theory in the treatment and nursing of insomnia. Moreover, the research prospect of insomnia in TCM constitution was discussed. The purpose is to provide theoretical basis for the treatment and nursing of patients with insomnia based on analysis of constitution differentiation in the future, and to better serve the clinic.

Key words: Insomnia, TCM constitution, Treatment based on constitution differentiation/ Constitution differentiation and treatment, Nursing based on constitution differentiation