Can Acupuncture Help With Depression? We’ve Answered Your Questions

January 23, 2020

What are the acupuncture points for depression?  Acupuncture treatment for depression focuses on the person who has depression, and not the depression itself.   During your first consultation, many things will be discussed about your particular depression and other aspects of your health, leading to a picture of you that will help determine which acupuncture points are chosen.   Acupuncture treatments are personalized to your needs each time you come in for a treatment.    

What are the side effects for using acupuncture to treat depression?  Generally, side effects of acupuncture are minimal and one of the great benefits of acupuncture to treat depression is a low risk of adverse events.  Bruising at the needle site is not common, but can occasionally occur.  

What are the benefits of using acupuncture to treat post partum depression?  
Acupuncture can help to ease anxiety and baby blues, also known as post partum depression, or PPD.  Meta analyses and research studies show that acupuncture has a low risk of adverse events compared with other therapies.  Acupuncture and psychotherapy combined were also an effective option. Research International,  Volume 2019, Article ID 6597503, 8 pages Effectiveness of Acupuncture Used for the Management of Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis