Studies: Acupuncture Effective For Depression
Many people suffering from depression can find a natural and effective way to treat their symptoms with acupuncture.
A study published by researchers from the University of York in the United Kingdom showed researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of 755 patients with moderate to severe depression from 27 primary care practices in the north of England.
After three months of treatment, the outcome of this showed that when compared with usual care alone, patients who received acupuncture showed a significant reduction in average depression scores.
This is not the first time acupuncture has been touted for its positive impact on those suffering from depression.
In 2012, a research study out of Hong Kong showed electro-acupuncture stimulation also reduced the severity of depressive symptoms to help patients dealing with depression recover faster using alternative methods.
[School of Chinese Medicine at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry in Kowloon Hospital]