Armour M et al J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(8), 1140
Journal of Clinical Medicine
The authors of this meta-analysis scrutinised more than 1000 reports on the effect of acupuncture on depression in medical journals, and by applying strict clinical trial standards reduced the number of reports down to 29 for analysis. These reports included more than 2000 patients. Their analysis indicates that acupuncture can make a useful contribution to the management of depression, either on its own or alongside medication. This report did not focus particularly on women, or on women who were pregnant, post partum or infertile. However its findings could find application in these areas where depression has been diagnosed.