Acupuncture affects Melatonin

A preliminary study published in the “Journal Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience” 2004 illustrated that acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion, reducing insomnia and anxiety. The study involved 18 anxious adult subjects who complained of insomnia. Following 5 weeks of treatment of acupuncture a significant (p = 0.002) nocturnal increase in endogenous melatonin secretion (as measured in urine) and significant improvements in polysomnographic …