Acupuncture for Depression

Looking for acupuncture for depression in Irvine? You’ve come to the right place. We can certainly help.

Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective therapy for depression. Everyone’s depression is different, so we tailor our depression treatment to every individual. In traditional Chinese medicine, we believe not just in healing the symptom, but the body as a whole.

Call now talk to our acupuncturist and get treated right away in our state-of-the-art acupuncture medical clinic here in Irvine, CA!

irvine acupuncture for depression treatment
irvine acupuncture for depression treatment

“It has been amazing that he has helped me with so many lifelong problems. His staff is friendly, they work with my schedule, and Dr. Fu is very professional and precise. I highly recommend this office.” – K.K.

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Depression Information

About 16 million American adults suffer from depression each year. [1]  And the number of people taking anti-depressants and self-medicating is only growing every year. Acupuncture does not have side effects, unlike antidepressants which can have significant side effects and even worsen depression.

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Why Acupuncture?

Mental health is a growing issue and Western Medicine only treats the symptom with drugs that can have negative side effects in the future. Unlike Western medicine, Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes the whole body and well-being into account.  

In our clinic, we make sure we tailor our depression treatment to every individual. In addition to that, our acupuncture treatments doesn’t just treat depression, but insomnia, anxiety, and other root issues of the body.

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Acupuncture Research

Medical studies such as one done in 2013 with 750 participants showed that about one in three patients were no longer depressed after three months of acupuncture, compared to one in five who received neither treatment. “In controlled trial of acupuncture and counselling for patients presenting with depression, after having consulted their general practitioner in primary care, both interventions were associated with significantly reduced depression at 3 months when compared to usual care alone.” – PLOS Medicine Research on Acupuncture and depression. [2]

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How Acupuncture Work?

Studies have shown that acupuncture helps tremendously with to combat these symptoms of depression. The traditional Chinese theory is that acupuncture help balances the Qi which circulates the body. Once Qi is balanced, the overall health and stability of the body returns. And thus the root problem of depression is treated. Unlike other treatments where they suppress the symptoms of depression, acupuncture treats the root causes.

Want to try acupuncture? Call now to book an appointment! Don’t procrastinate another day, get the help you need to treat your depression today.

Additional Info

Some symptoms of depression include:

  • Loss of interest in typically pleasurable activities.
  • Negative thoughts (often worrying about the future)
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings of hopelessness.
  • Increase irritability, exhaustion, and agitation.
  • Changes in sleep patterns (too much or too little)

When it comes to depression, the some causes are unknown. Although that is the case, there are some things that can help prevent the symptoms from getting worse:

  • Stress management
  • Reach out to close ones or a professional therapist
  • Get treatment as quick as possible

[1] “Major Depression.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

[2] MacPherson, Hugh, et al. “Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial.” PLOS Medicine, Public Library of Science, 

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