What is known about acupuncture's value in depression?

Mixed opinions. The world health organization has regarded acupuncture as a useful treatment for depression, and several studies show this also. However, the cochrane review of this topic (http://www.Thecochranelibrary.Com/userfiles/ccoch/file/acupuncture_ancient_traditions/cd004046.Pdf) did not support that point of view. A tcm practitioner sees depression very differently from cochrane reviews, anyway.
Is helpful. I have found acupuncture to be superb in the treatment of anxiey. I have found it moderately beneficial in my patients with depression. There are "depression" points in the ear that can be used for treament.