ACUPUNCTURE FOR
MENTAL HEALTH

How can acupuncture for mental health help you? If you suffer from any of the conditions below, you can click through to find out more information on the efficacy of acupuncture.  I have also written quite a comprehensive blog post about how acupuncture treats anxiety.

Or, feel free to get in touch and we can discuss your symptoms and whether acupuncture might help you.

Acupuncture for depression

In a Cochrane review of 7104 participants, they found that acupuncture:

  • manual (and electro‐) may moderately reduce the severity of depression by end of treatment

  • associated with a small reduction in the severity of depression of 1.69 points on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) by end of treatment 

  • acupuncture and medication is highly beneficial in reducing the severity of depression by end of treatment

  • may confer small benefit in reducing the severity of depression by end of treatment, versus medication

Acupuncture for mental health

Acupuncture for anxiety

A systematic review published in 2018 found that all 13 included studies for acupuncture and anxiety “reported an anxiety decrease for their treatment group relative to the control groups.”

Acupuncture for stress

In a 2020 Randomised Controlled Trial they "demonstrated the feasibility of the acupuncture in persons with increased stress levels"

Acupuncture for PTSD

An RCT of fifty-five service members found that acupuncture was effective for reducing PTSD symptoms and also associated with significantly greater improvements in depression, pain, and physical and mental health functioning