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AcupunctureAcupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice. The body contains a series of channels called meridians. These meridians carry qi, or energy, throughout the body. When qi is blocked, the body may no longer function at optimum levels, creating a variety of symptoms that may include depression. A study conducted in 1998 by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine found that acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression. It is important to seek a licensed acupuncturist for treatment.

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