Tag Archives: Antidepressants

Acupuncture reduces the side effects of antidepressants

Pub Med

Background: Some depressed patients receive acupuncture as an adjunct to their conventional medications. Objective: This review aims to provide evidence on whether acupuncture can enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants for treating depression, and explore whether acupuncture can reduce the adverse reactions associated with antidepressants. Search strategy: English and Chinese databases were searched …

Read More »

Acupuncture reduces insomnia in those on antidepressants

Pub Med

Background: Due to concerns about risks associated with antidepressants and/or hypnotics, complementary therapies such as acupuncture have been sought by patients with active or previous depression to manage insomnia. This systematic review aimed to clarify if acupuncture is effective and safe enough to be recommended as an alternative or adjuvant therapy …

Read More »

Acupuncture improves the effectiveness of antidepressants

Pub Med

Depression is a common psychiatric illness affecting over 300 million people globally. Acupuncture has been reported to be a safe complementary treatment for depression. This study is aimed to investigate the efficacy and mechanism of combining acupuncture with antidepressants in treating depression compared to the sole use of antidepressants. Seventy …

Read More »