Acupuncture for Depression Q&A 10: What’s the mechanism of acupuncture treatment for depression?

Acupuncture for Depression Q&A 10: What’s the mechanism of acupuncture treatment for depression?

A: The most commonly accepted mechanism of acupuncture treatment for depression is acupuncture, sometimes combined with antidepressant, can increase the serotonin levels in the brain. There are other thoughts of mechanism as well.

From the aspect of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, sometimes combined with Chinese herbal medicine, can relax the mind, increase the brain blood supply, regulate the brain spirit disorder, and holistically balance the body systems.