Q&A: Can acupuncture help with major depression disorder?

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Can acupuncture help with someone who has been diagnosed with major depression disorder ?


Dawn Balusik, AP, DOM, LMT -

Acupuncture can certainly be very helpful for all sorts of depression and anxiety disorders. However, I do not recommend that acupuncture be your sole means of treatment for major depressive disorder. It is important that you also be seeing a psychiatrist and/or counselor that you trust and are comfortable with. Acupuncture can enhance the effectiveness of any other therapy that you are doing, and help to control any uncomfortable side effects.

--Dawn Balusik, AP, DOM, LMT
Clearwater, FL


Tom Latrielle, DC -

Acupunction can balance your meridians and if you depression is stemming from this imbalance then acupuncture would help resolve the issue.

--Tom Latrielle, DC
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Arthur Fan, PhD, CMD, LAc -

yes. But continue the medications patient has.

--Arthur Fan, PhD, CMD, LAc
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