Acupuncture and Drugs Found Equally Effective For Mild Depression
The newest studies show the equal effectiveness of acupuncture with depression patients.
Researchers at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Guangdong Province discovered that acupuncture combined with moxibustion has comparable efficacy rates as the medication paroxetine in treating mild to moderate depression. The study found that authentic acupuncture had similar results to paroxetine, which is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI), and was more effective than a sham acupuncture control group. 105 qualifying patients were randomly assigned to one of three study groups. (acupuncture, paroxetine, control).