Acupuncture alleviates depression: new research

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Depression, Mental Health | 0 comments

Acupuncture alleviates depression by normalizing gene expression. A new laboratory investigation demonstrates that acupuncture benefits brain biochemistry and regulates gene expression related to depression. The researchers conclude that electroacupuncture treats “depression by modifying or regulating the expression of various genes.” Acupuncture was applied to acupuncture points Baihui (DU20) and Yintang on depression model laboratory rats. Electroacupuncture was applied the needles at 2 Hz with an intensity of 1 mA. Needle depth was 2 mm. Needles were applied once per day for 21 days and were retained for 20 minutes during each acupuncture treatment. At the...

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Acupuncture helps depression, insomnia and anxiety: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia | 0 comments

New research discovers that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and emotional issues for patients with schizophrenia. Researchers note that acupuncture effectively relieved both depression and anxiety levels in measures of psychopathology and emotional improvements. As a result, the investigators concluded “that acupuncture has beneficial effects as a treatment for insomnia and psychopathology symptoms among patients with schizophrenia.” This recent study emerged as a joint effort between four prestigious Israeli institutions: Emek Medical Center, Israel Institute of Technology, Yezreel Academic College, Mazra Mental Health Center. The investigators...

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Acupuncture reduces both depression and anxiety in women with PCOS

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Anxiety, Conditions and Symptoms, Depression, Infertility | 0 comments

New research demonstrates that acupuncture reduces both depression and anxiety in women with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome.     The researchers hailed from State University of New York, University of Gothenburg and the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. The findings show that acupuncture helps with the emotional component of PCOS. Overall, the researchers note that acupuncture improved the health related quality of life for the patients. Scores for social functioning, energy and vitality, and general health improved for the patients receiving acupuncture. In addition, the control group did not show any improvements in anxiety and depression,...

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Acupuncture relieves the adverse effects of antidepressant meds on sex drive and function

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Depression, Tension and Stress | 0 comments

Researchers have discovered that acupuncture successfully relieves the adverse effects of antidepressant medications on sex drive and function. Men showed overall improvement in sexual function across a broad spectrum of health concerns. Acupuncture also enhanced relief from both anxiety and depression in the male group. Women benefitted from a more targeted response to acupuncture therapy rather than the broad spectrum of relief experienced by the men. Specifically, women benefitted from increased libido and vaginal lubrication as a result of acupuncture treatments. Patient taking SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin noradrenaline reuptake...

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