20. October 2016 · Comments Off · Categories: Acupuncture, Insomnia, Menopause

Acupuncture is associated with a significant reduction in symptoms in women experiencing menopause-related sleep disturbances, according to a systematic review from Taiwan. The authors identified 31 randomised controlled trials involving a total of 2,433 participants. Meta-analysis showed that acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in the likelihood of sleep disturbances, along with a significant increase in the secretion of estradiol and a reduction in the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone.
Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):507-15.

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