Anxiety, depression and insomnia all relieved by acupuncture

A randomised controlled trial of people with chronic (longstanding) anxiety that had not been helped by standard treatments were randomised to receive acupuncture or to remain on the waiting list for psychiatric treatment. The anxiety scores of those treated with acupuncture decreased from 58 to 39 with virtually no change in those not receiving acupuncture. The difference was highly statistically significant. The authors concluded that acupuncture "is an effective tool in the management of patients who present with anxiety symptoms that have proven resistant to a number of other routine interventions."
Another study of 48 healthy people aged between 60 and 77 years found that acupuncture was highly effective at improving sleep quality, depression and stress.

More evidence that acupuncture helps prevent migraines

Yet more evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture in preventing migraines has recently been published. This latest study showed that acupuncture can help prevent attacks of migraine in those who were not significantly helped by preventive drugs. Read More...

Acupuncture releives symptoms of PMS

A new study suggests that acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression in Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Read More...

Acupuncture effective treatment for depression

A randomised controlled trial comparing acupuncture, counselling and usual care for adults with moderate to severe depression found that both acupuncture and counselling resulted in greater improvement than usual care. Those who received acupuncture improved at least as much, if not more, than those who received counselling. Read More...

Acupuncture helps Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A study using acupuncture to treat women with Polycyctic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) has found that a 16-week course of acupuncture resulted in more regular periods and an improvement in hormone levels. Read More...