There is more in the news today about the awareness of depression and anxiety in our society. People are more anxious and depressed then they used to be. Acupuncture has a safe and natural approach to treating these issues and there is more research coming out in recent years how exactly it does this.
Conclusion of Research on Acupuncture and Depression during Pregnancy: “The short acupuncture protocol demonstrated symptom reduction and a response rate comparable to those observed in standard depression treatments of similar length and could be a viable treatment option for depression during pregnancy.” (Reference Obstetrics and Gynecology: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2010/03000/Acupuncture_for_Depression_During_Pregnancy__A.7.a)
Scientific American Article: “A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to antidepressant medications, and new research suggests that acupuncture could be a promising option. One new study found the traditional Chinese practice to be as effective as antidepressants, and a different study found that acupuncture may help treat the medications’ side effects.”