Piercing Needles ease depression

Posted by Disha Singh on June 12, 2008

Where many therapies might prove fatal to cure severe depression, acupuncture appears as an exception in curing severe depression of the people.

A new study made in Sydney has found a marked improvement in a group of people with medicated depression who were treated with traditional Chinese needle therapy for two months.

Kirk Wilson, a researcher at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney, said:

“What we’ve managed to show is that acupuncture can be a powerful aid to use alongside anti-depressants to help these people…We’re using acupuncture to regulate the energy flow, release pressure and allow everything to move more freely.”

However, western medical practitioners are still skeptical and says that there was no proof the treatment continued to work over time.

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