According to the Healthcare Medicine Institute, combining acupuncture with a special traditional Chinese medicine herbal formula relieves perimenopausal insomnia.
Acupuncture, as a standalone treatment modality, is found effective for the treatment of perimenopausal related insomnia in a recent study. However, when a special herbal formula was added to the treatment regime, the total effective rate increased significantly. Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with herbal medicine “is a simple and effective clinical intervention for the patients with perimenopausal insomnia….”
The researchers note that acupuncture combined with the herbal medicine formula Zi Shen Tiao Gan Tang (kidney reinforcing and liver regulating decoction) demonstrates the ability to “regulate endocrine functions” and nervous system functions. The researchers add that the acupuncture plus herbal medicine treatment protocol outlined in the study helps patients “avoid side effects from sedatives” through the use of this effective alternative to drugs.