Acupuncture for post-stroke depression

There’s some good news for those struggling with depression following a stroke. This research article documents a well controlled trial, where acupuncture outperformed Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) measuring some of the most important aspects of mental health. These included:

  • Mood
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Insomnia
  • Interest in work and activities
  • Anxiety

The trial used several points that we frequently use in the clinic to calm and regulate the mind and reduce the effects of stress – you can read the original article here:

Research for other conditions

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).