Acupuncture Helps Relieve DepressionApr-23-2011
Antidepressants are among the most prescribed medications in the U.S. - but instead of popping a pill to relieve symptoms - some people are turning to alternative therapies such as acupuncture.
Jamie Starkey, an acupuncturist at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine, said studies show this ancient method can promote the flow of "good" chemicals to the brain.
"The functional MRI studies are showing that acupuncture has an influence over brain chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin. And those are the chemicals that make you feel good. Those are the happy chemicals," Starkey said.
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