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Acupuncture for Depression Q&A 15: What’s the benefit of abdominal acupuncture for depression?


Abdominal acupuncture is based on traditional acupuncture theory and the new understanding of ShenQue (RN8) system. Most of abdominal acupuncture points are traditional acupuncture points but with new developing indications, such as RN12 for head and brain. The abdominal is called “the second brain” by some scientists due to its closed related to the brain for its secretion of serotonin etc. Clinically abdominal acupuncture is quite often used together with scalp acupuncture, called “double brain therapy”.  Another benefit of abdominal acupuncture is much less pain or sensation than other acupuncture techniques.