Acupuncture and Depression

Astounding facts, but according to a high quality review in the Lancet, mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. (The Lancet. 386 (9995). pp. 743-800.)

It is also estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem(source: Mental Health Foundation UK).

Take a look at this new research – A study conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine demonstrated that acupuncture normalizes brain functions in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). This was confirmed using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Click here, for acupuncture fact sheets on Anxiety and Depression.


Questions about specific conditions and how acupuncture may help

People find acupuncture can bring relief for all sorts of health problems and find it can help to maintain overall well-being during times of heightened stress.

Please take a look at the Research Fact Sheets page, produced by the British Acupuncture Council. These fact sheets show good quality research trials, highlighting how acupuncture may be affecting the body’s nervous system, endocrine system and circulation to restore health.

If you are interested in what patients have to say about their experience of acupuncture, please read the comments on the Patient Experiences page.

Contact Lee

If you have any questions about a condition you have and whether acupuncture may help, please contact Lee on 01837 214888 (for acupuncture in North Tawton) or 01392 927299 (for acupuncture in Exeter).