Acupuncture reduces anxiety before operation, here.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for reducing anxiety and depression in patients suffering from
Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder, here.
Acupuncture improves objective sleep parameters, anxiety levels and depression levels in patients with schizophrenia, here.
Acupuncture improves memory and reduces anxiety, here.
Both acupuncture and sham (acupressure?) significantly reduces anxiety in lactating mothers with preterm infants, here.
Review of published trials concerning acupuncture in treatment of depression, showing that this is effective, well tolerated, safe method, here.
Well designed study showing that acupuncture is better than usual care for treatment of depression, here.
Secondary analysis of randomised controlled trial showing effectiveness of acupuncture in treatment of depression, as well as depression with comorbid pain, here.
Meta analysis of the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating post-stroke depression, here.
Acupuncture significantly reduces depression, equally to Paroxetin, here.
Acupuncture + SSRIs is better combination than SSRIs alone, here.
Another study confirming beneficial role of acupuncture as adjunctive treatment to SSRIs, here.
There is high-level evidence supporting the use of acupuncture in pregnant women with major depression, here.
Animal studies on mechanisms of antidepressive function of acupuncture:
Electroacupuncture has antidepressive and anxiolytic effects on rats with neuropathic pain and that this might be associated with restoring the phosphorylation of NR1 in the hippocampus, here.
Electroacupuncture promotes proliferation of amplifying neural progenitors and preserves quiescent neural progenitors from apoptosis to alleviate depressive-like and anxiety-like behaviours, here.
Electroacupuncture upregulates ERK signaling pathways and promotes adult hippocampal neural progenitors proliferation in a rat model of depression, here.
Acupuncture stimulation at HT7 alleviates depression-induced behavioral changes via regulation of the serotonin system in the prefrontal cortex of maternally-separated rat pups, here.