A meta-analysis conducted at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan confirms that acupuncture can improve a variety of symptoms associated with the menopause. Twelve studies, involving a total of 869 women, were included in the analysis. Overall, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the frequency and severity of hot flushes, and this effect persisted for up to three months after treatment. Additionally though, there were significant improvements in psychological, somatic, urogenital and vasomotor symptoms.
(Effects of acupuncture on menopause-related symptoms and quality of life in women on natural menopause: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Menopause – The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, on-line 7 July 2014.)