Perimenopausal/ Postmenopausal Insomina

Significant reduction in sleep disturbance which appears to be associated with changes in serum estradiol, FSH and LH; acupuncture recommended as adjunctive therapy in improving sleep disturbances in peri-menopausal and postmenopausal women (Chiu 2016 – SR of 34 studies; 4 high quality)(1)

Improved sleep quality; limited evidence; moderate to high quality evidence (Bezarra 2015 – SR of 7 RCTs; 4 high quality; no studies with high risk of bias)(2)


1. Chiu HY, Hsieh YJ, Tsai PS. Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal  Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):507-15.  

2. Bezerra AG, Pires GN, Andersen ML, Tufik S, Hachul H. Acupuncture to Treat Sleep Disorders in  Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:563236.