Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Frances Bloomfield
Researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Beijing Technology And Business University discovered that acupuncture can be used to treat depression at a molecular level.
Based on their findings, the investigators reasoned that acupuncture had an antidepressant effect thanks to its ability to target inflammatory and neuroendocrinological processes at a molecular level. They further noted that the study’s results were in line with the belief that psychosis was best remedied with multiple treatments instead of a single regimen.
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Yu W, Huili J, Hong M, Jing L, Xinjing Y, Bingcong, Qiuyun Y, Xingchen L, Tuya B. MOLECULAR-LEVEL EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE ON DEPRESSION: A GENOME-WIDE TRANSCRIPTOME ANALYSIS OF PITUITARY GLAND IN RATS EXPOSED TO CHRONIC RESTRAINT STRESS. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2017; 37 (4): 486-495. DOI: 10.1016/S0254-6272(17)30155-3