February 25, 2010

Acupuncture Eases Depression in Pregnancy

By Kelley Luckstein

Acupuncture resulted in significantly greater improvements in depression among pregnant women than two control treatments, a small, randomized trial showed…


Nearly two-thirds (63%) of women who received depression-specific acupuncture responded to treatment, compared with 44.3% of controls who received another acupuncture protocol or massage (P<0.05), according to Rachel Manber, PhD, of Stanford University, and colleagues…


However, a single study rarely provides a definitive answer about a treatment, Brent Bauer, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, commented in an e-mail.


MedPage Today, by Todd Neale, 2/22/2010

Tags: acupuncture, Complementary/Alternative Medicine, depression, pregnancy

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