Researchers at the Department of Public Health in the University of Copenhagen, have shown that the beneficial effects of acupuncture for menopausal symptoms, can endure for at least 21 weeks following treatment. In a randomised controlled trial, women with moderate to severe symptoms were offered either weekly acupuncture sessions over five consecutive weeks, or the same treatment but delayed for six weeks. Statistically significant, sustained beneficial effects of acupuncture were found for hot flushes, sweating, and sleep issues, lasting up to 21 weeks after treatment.
(Sustained effects of a brief & standardised acupuncture approach on menopausal symptoms: post hoc analysis of the ACOM randomised controlled trial. Acupuncture in Medicine, 9 June 2020.)