1. Psychotherapy The Best for Mood Disorders
Compared with usual care, treatment with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, or supportive therapy significantly reduces depression symptoms posttreatment. CBT significantly reduces anxiety symptoms posttreatment in patients with generalized anxiety disorder. (Ontario Health Technology Assessment Serial. Published online 2017 Nov 13.)
2. The Combination of Psychotherapy and Acupuncture Synergizes the Results
The results of a current systematic review and meta-analysis suggested that acupuncture therapy is an effective and safe treatment for patients with Chronic Pain Related Insomnia(CPRI), and it can be recommended for the management of CPRI (Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019).
Acupuncture showed clinically-relevant benefits in reducing the severity of depression at the end of treatment compared to sham acupuncture, usual care, and as an adjunct treatment to anti-depressant medication. (Acupuncture for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Medicine. Published online 2019 July.
3. Department of Defense Guideline Utilizing Acupuncture for PTSD and Anxiety
Pentagon Utilizing Acupuncture
Saturday, April 23, 2011 – The Wall Street Journal
The newest Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical guidelines recommend Acupuncture for:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
4. How Acupuncture Helps Pain and Mood Disorders
Decoding an Ancient Therapy
Wall Street Journal, Mar 22, 2010
Neuroimaging studies: Acupuncture calms areas of the brain that register pain and activate those involved in rest and recuperation.
Doppler ultrasound: Acupuncture increases blood flow in treated areas.
Thermal imaging: Make inflammation subside.