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What is known about acupuncture's value in depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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