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Acupuncture at Zhiyin BL-67 may alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) according to a Chinese pilot study. Fifteen patients diagnosed with mild PPD received acupuncture at Zhiyin BL-67 eight times over four weeks. Treatment was associated with symptomatic improvement for all patients who adhered to therapy. The nine patients who completed treatment experienced an average reduction in depression scores from 10.83 pre-treatment to 6.66 post treatment. A significant between-group difference in post-treatment depression scores was also detected. Symptoms did not significantly improve for patients who failed to adhere to the therapy.

Acupuncture at BL67 for mild postpartum depression: a prospective case series. Acupunct Med. 2018 Mar 14. pii: acupmed-2017-011473.

 

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