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New Data Supports Acupuncture as a Treatment for Depression. うつ病への鍼灸の効果

Researchers found acupuncture effective in the treatment of chronic pain and depression.

2017.02.07 Mad in America(MIAニュースレター)



A new report, published in the National Institutes for Health Research Journal, provides what the authors call “the most substantive evidence to date on acupuncture and its potential impact.” The studies included in the report provide compelling evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of both chronic pain and depression. Their results address prior uncertainties regarding the practice as a medical treatment.


“The programme of research found that acupuncture was more effective than usual care and sham acupuncture for chronic pain, that it was one of the more clinically effective physical therapies for osteoarthritis and that it showed benefits in the treatment of depression.”


Acupuncture is widely used around the world, commonly for the treatment of chronic pain. More recently, it has been added to the list of non-pharmacological treatments for depression, for which it ha