Acupressure may improve insomnia in residents of long-term care facilities, according to new research.

Researchers set out to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on a specific place on the wrist, or the Shenmen point, for residents of long-term care facilities with insomnia, according to an abstract published on

The 50 residents who received acupressure, as opposed to those who received light touch, self-reported significantly improved insomnia symptoms compared to the control group—not only during the intervention period, but also extending after intervention.

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