Acupuncture for Depression in Pregnancy

Research from Australia quoted on Acupuncture in Exeter: acupuncture for depression in pregnancy. Researchers in Australia studying acupuncture for depression in pregnancy, report that it could be a valuable and supportive intervention. In a small study, eight women took part in a pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial and were subsequently interviewed about their experiences. They reported that conventional treatments had been inadequate or unsatisfactory, or were now unacceptable in pregnancy. They experienced not only symptom relief, but also described benefits from acupuncture which enabled them to better manage their lives and the changes brought about by pregnancy.
(Women’s experiences of having depression during pregnancy & receiving acupuncture treatment – A qualitative study. Women & Birth – Journal of the Australian College of Midwives, 15 November 2017.)

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