Can Acupuncture Alone Help Depression?

Researchers from the Depression Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have cited acupuncture to be an effective standalone therapy for major depression  for patients who are non-responsive to conventional pharmaceutical antidepressant therapies. The patients received treatment one to two times a week for eight weeks.

They concluded that, “standardized acupuncture treatment was safe, well-tolerated and effective.”

In my practice I help clients every day with depression and anxiety. Many just don’t want to take meds. They find that acupuncture, along with having someone to share their concerns with, really helps a lot. Others are comfortable taking a prescription and choose acupuncture for the extra relief it provides from depression.

Are you struggling with depression? Call us to see if acupuncture would help you.