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Charleston Depression Treatment: Clinical Evidence that Acupuncture Significantly Reduces Depression

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

If you live in the Charleston, SC area and you struggle with depression, did you know that Acupuncture is a clinically proven treatment?

Charleston Depression Treatment: Clinical Evidence that Acupuncture Significantly Reduces Depression,

1. Excerpt from the World Health Orgnizations "Review & Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials": Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment: #4. Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

Reference: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html

2. A study from the US National Library of Medicine National Institues of Health: Is acupuncture beneficial in depression: a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials? CONCLUSION: Acupuncture was an effective treatment that could significantly reduce the severity of disease in the patients with depression.

Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18550177

3. Acupuncture is being used at Nationally Ranked Hospitals such as Jefferson University for the treatment of Depression. Here is an excerpt taken directly from their website:

"There is also growing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture and other related modalities for a wide range of ailments, including depression. In its purest form, acupuncture is used in the context of a complete healing arts system known as Oriental medicine, which originated from ancient Chinese medicine. Jefferson's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program consists of a highly experienced team of acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners that works in collaboration with your Jefferson primary care physician to facilitate optimal health and well-being."

Reference: http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/diseases-conditions/depression.aspx

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