Study: Treating Depression with Acupuncture


A pilot study by researchers at the University of Arizona confirmed that acupuncture treats major depression successfully in women.

Depression is reportedly one of the top medical conditions in the US. About 50% of depression sufferers that pursue treatment are not helped by medication. Of those who recover, more than one third relapses within eighteen months. This suggests that alternative treatment may be very helpful for those who suffer from depression.

In the study adult women with mild to moderate depression were treated with acupuncture according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, each for her own specific pattern of symptoms. After finishing the acupuncture treatment of depression, 70% of women experienced at least a 50% reduction of symptoms, results comparable to the success rate of psychotherapy and medication.

This study is important because it is the first randomized, controlled, double-blinded study of acupuncture’s effectiveness for depression reported in Western scientific literature.

Experience Natural Treatment for Depression Without the Side Effects Of Medications

At our Edina MN acupuncture clinic we treat depression in women (and men) every week. Patients trust us because the advanced method of acupuncture that we use brings quick and effective results.

If you live in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Twin Cities area and suffer from depression call Complete Oriental Medical Care today at 952-831-8080 to set up our appointment for better health.

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About Steven Sonmore

For more than 20 years, Steven Sonmore, L. Ac, Dipl. Ac., has been helping people transform their lives and maintain better health through Chinese medicine. Steven is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese medicine herbalist, and certified life coach. He offers complete health care through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutritional counseling. Steven’s patients come from all different ages and walks of life and he has extensive experience treating a spectrum of dis-ease ranging from physical pain and discomfort to emotional stress and anxiety. His extensive experience is evident by the high success rate he consistently has with patients and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Steven is also certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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