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We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.
We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.
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(2018) Effectiveness of acupuncture in postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-
'Results Nine trials involving 653 women were selected. The result of this meta-
Conclusions Acupuncture appears to be effective for postpartum depression with respect to certain outcomes. However, the evidence thus far is inconclusive. Further high-
(2018) Acupuncture versus antidepressants in the management of postpartum depression: A systematic review
'Findings: Of the 1592 studies reviewed, three met the inclusion criteria for quantitative analysis. Two studies reported no significant differences between acupuncture and fluoxetine for depression, while the third reported significant improvements.
Conclusions: Acupuncture in postpartum depression was at least as effective as fluoxetine hydrochloride, supporting the notion that acupuncture may be a safe and effective option..'
(2018) Acupuncture at BL67 for mild postpartum depression (mPPD): a prospective case series
'Results Treatment was associated with symptomatic improvement for all patients who adhered to therapy. The nine patients who completed treatment had an average pain score of 6.66 (SD 0.86); these patients’ average pre-
Conclusion Acupuncture therapy at BL67 may alleviate symptoms of mild PPD, however controlled clinical investigations are required to confirm its efficacy and effectiveness for this condition.'
(2017) Acupuncture and Metaphorical Suggestion in Struggle with Postpartum Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial
'Conclusions: Combined treatment with acupuncture and suggestion was more effective for reducing depression, neuroticism, accentuation of character and improving the emotional state, working ability of postpartum depressed puerperae,' compared to acupuncture alone or a control group who just received compassion and consolation.
'Materials and methods: Ninety-
Filonenko A.V., Vasilenko A.M., et al., (2017) Acupuncture and Metaphorical Suggestion in Struggle with Postpartum Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Citation Reports, Transylvanian Review. 2017: Vol XXV, No. 20
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