A systematic review by authors in Taiwan, suggests acupuncture treatment is associated with a significant reduction in menopause-related sleep disturbance. A total of 31 randomised, controlled trials were identified, involving 2433 women. Meta-analysis showed that acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in sleep disturbance, along with increases in estradiol secretion, and reductions of FSH and LH secretion.
The authors conclude that their findings suggest that acupuncture should be adopted as part of a multimodal approach for improving sleep disturbances in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
(Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, March 2016.)