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The optimial number of acupuncture sessions to relieve major depressive disorder

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Background: The benefits of acupuncture on major depressive disorder (MDD) have been well established in previous studies. However, uncertainty exists regarding the dose-effect relationship between acupuncture and major depressive disorder. This study aims to explore the association between acupuncture and its effects on major depressive disorder based on previously published data. …

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Acupuncture improves the effectiveness of antidepressants

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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 …

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Electroacupuncture relieves post-stroke depression

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Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture treatment for post-stroke depression. Methods: This study was a single-center, single-blinded, parallel-arm randomized controlled trial. In total, 65 patients with post-stroke depression were randomly allocated into electroacupuncture and sham electroacupuncture groups. Treatment was administered at Baihui (GV …

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Moxibustion relieves post-stroke depression

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Background: To assess the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion for post-stroke depression. Methods: A search was conducted in the following English and Chinese databases: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical Literature (CBM), VIP and Wanfang. The outcomes included Hamilton Depression Rating Scale …

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Tai Chi relieves depression

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Tai Chi could alleviate depression, while the biological mechanisms underlying this effect remains unelucidated. This study recruited 18 community-dwelling older persons with a pre-post testing design, aiming to unveil the potential epigenetic effect by which Tai Chi in the alleviation of depression, using methylation of BDNF promoter as the biomarker. …

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Traditional Chinese medicine is effective in the treatment of depression

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Background: Depression is a common mental disorder characterized by persistent sadness and lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities. Understandably, the causes of depression are complex. Nevertheless, the understanding of depression pathophysiology has progressed considerably and numerous studies indicate that hippocampal neurogenesis plays a pivotal role. However, …

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The Chinese herbal formula Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan relieves stress related depression

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Background: The pathogenesis of depression remains largely unknown. Accumulating evidence demonstrates the existence of a complex relationship between gut microbiome composition and brain functions. Jia Wei Xiao Yao San is considered a potential antidepressant. However, the pharmacological mechanisms of Jia Wei Xiao Yao San have not yet been clarified. Purpose: This study …

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Electroacupuncture reduces depression in perimenopausal women

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Introduction: Perimenopausal depression is predominantly caused by hormone shock, but the underlying physical and psychological factors are still unclear.  Objectives: To explore the constituent components of perimenopausal depression by dynamically depicting its influencing factors and interactive pathways from the perspective of embodied cognition.  Methods: This is a randomized clinical controlled trial. In this …

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The Chinese herb Hong Hua can treat depression

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Depression is characterized by indifferent and slow thinking, leading to highly unfavorable social and economic burden. Hong Hua is a traditional Chinese medicine and has many pharmacological properties, such as anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the underlying mechanism unraveling the effect of Hong Hua on depression is still unclear. Here, …

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Acupuncture beats pharmacotherapy for anxiety and depression

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Background: Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders also often have emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. The main drugs used for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disordersmainly target single gastrointestinal symptoms and are not effective in regulating emotional symptoms. Evidence has shown that acupuncture can relieve gastrointestinal symptoms in functional gastrointestinal …

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