Below is a link to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper about acupuncture and it’s effects on the brain. For those that suffer from depression, acupuncture can affect the “mood regulation” part of the cerebrum.
Of course, TCM practitioners have known this for years. Just because someone is now able to measure it, doesn’t mean that it has just been discovered. If you are suffering from depression, please see your primary care physician. As an FYI, acupuncturists are considered primary care physicians in the state of California. August Point Wellness usually recommends getting a second opinion, even a third opinion, when seeking medical care.
Also, if you would like to have your insurance policy cover acupuncture treatments for depression, please contact your insurance company and let them know. The more frequently they hear this, the more apt they will be to changing their policy.