Acupuncture Eases Depression During Pregnancy

A study that will be published in the March 2010 edition of the esteemed medical journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, has found that acupuncture given to pregnant women reduced depression symptoms by 50%.

The study consisted of women put in a “control” acupuncture group (they were given acupuncture but the treatment wasn't specified for depression), “depression” acupuncture group (these women were given acupuncture treatments specific for depression) and a massage group (these women were just given Swedish massage).

All in all the women in the “depression” specific acupuncture group showed the most dramatic change in their depression symptoms.

Check out the actual study: Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.


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