Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Acupuncture Treats Major Depression in Pregnant Women


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A study of 150 pregnant women with major depression showed that 63% of women who received depression-specific acupuncture treatments responded to the treatment. The researchers measured response as symptoms being reduced by at least half and no longer meeting all the diagnostic criteria for major depression.

Acupuncture Shows Promise for Depression in Pregnancy

Acupuncture may be a good option for pregnant women because of the possible risks associated with medication. However, it is hard to achieve standard results with acupuncture because of the vast differences in treatment providers. To find a reliable practitioner of acupuncture in your area, visit: Acufinder.

Unlike previous studies on the efficacy of acupuncture, which showed no real difference between the results achieved by sham or real acupuncture, real acupuncture was significantly more likely to achieve good results in this study.

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