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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2023, 4(9); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2023.040916.

Progress in Treatment of Tumor-Related Insomnia with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine


Li Tiantian1, Ju Feng1, Zhang Jinyu1, Yang Chenguang2

Corresponding Author:
Yang Chenguang

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China

2Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710003, China


Insomnia is one of the most common comorbidities in patients with malignant tumors. Decrease in sleep quality or insufficient sleep time during the onset of the tumor and throughout the treatment process can be categorized as cancer-related insomnia. Lack of sleep will increase the risk of cancer, and even directly or indirectly promote the growth and proliferation of tumors, and may induce other physical symptoms as well as psychological abnormalities to improve the patient's sleep and living conditions. In recent years, the scientific community's interest in CRI has been growing. In this paper, we will review the mechanism of malignant tumor-related insomnia and the different diagnostic and therapeutic options in Chinese and Western medicine, with a view to promoting better treatment of CRI.


Malignant tumor; Insomnia; Circadian Rhythms; Treatment Progress

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Li Tiantian, Ju Feng, Zhang Jinyu, Yang Chenguang. Progress in Treatment of Tumor-Related Insomnia with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2023) Vol. 4, Issue 9: 102-109. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2023.040916.


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