Acupuncture affects Melatonin

Melatonin and acupuncture

Anxiety & Insomnia: Melatonin levels increase with acupunctureA 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 … Read More

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression: Randomized non-invasive sham-controlled pilot trial of electroacupuncture Author: Chung KF, Yeung WF, Zhang ZJ, Yung KP, Man SC, Lee CP, Lam SK, Leung TW, Leung KY, Ziea ET, Taam Wong V. Location: Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China. Abstract Background Postpartum depression affects 10–15% of mothers. Although acupuncture was efficacious for major depressive disorder … Read More