Efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for postpartum depression disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

ConclusionThe findings of the randomized and sham-controlled trial will demonstrate that acupuncture therapy is effective and safe for patients with PPD through probablly regulating the gut microbiota dysfunction. These findings might have an important impact on the practice of acupuncture for patients with PPD.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: CHM reduced PPD symptoms greater than placebo or antidepressants. Acupuncture was neither superior nor inferior to antidepressants. More rigorously designed studies are required to confirm the effect of CHM and acupuncture for PPD. PMID: 30396632 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). METHODS: The following electronic databases were systematically searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library, SCI, Elsevier SDOL, China National Knowledge, Wan Fang database and Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database. Only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for PPD were considered. Primary outcomes were the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD) or the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores and effective rate. Our secondary outcome was the level of oestrad...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture therapy at BL67 may alleviate symptoms of mild PPD, however controlled clinical investigations are required to confirm its efficacy and effectiveness for this condition. PMID: 29540339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the potential alleviating effects of acupuncture on maternal separation (MS)-induced changes in plasma pro-inflammatory cytokine levels of rat pups.MethodsOn postnatal day 15, rat pups were randomly assigned to 4 groups (n=6 per group) using a random number table: normal, MS, MS with acupuncture stimulation at Shenmen (HT 7) acupoint (MS+HT 7), and MS with acupuncture stimulation at Chengshan (BL 57) acupoint (MS+BL 57) groups. Rat pups in the normal group were housed with their mothers under standard conditions; those in the MS, MS+HT 7 and MS+BL 57 groups were maternally separated and indi...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Acupuncture treatment for postpartum depression is effective, but more clinical randomized controlled trials with high quality and large sample size are still needed to verify the result.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The oriental treatments may be useful for pregnant women who need perinatal mental health care. PMID: 28496555 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Clin Med Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is low quality evidence to suggest that planned early birth (with induction methods such as oxytocin or prostaglandins) reduces the risk of maternal infectious morbidity compared with expectant management for PROM at 37 weeks' gestation or later, without an apparent increased risk of caesarean section. Evidence was mainly downgraded due to the majority of studies contributing data having some serious design limitations, and for most outcomes estimates were imprecise.Although the 23 included trials in this review involved a large number of women and babies, the quality of the trials and evidence was not h...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Excessive crying in the early months is a prevalent symptom; the pediatrician's attention is necessary to understand and adequately manage the problem and offer support to exhausted parents. The prescription of drugs of questionable action and with potential side effects is not a recommended treatment, except in extreme situations. The effectiveness of dietary treatments and use of probiotics still require confirmation. There is incomplete evidence regarding alternative treatments such as manipulation techniques, acupuncture, and use of the herbal supplements and behavioral interventions. PMID: 26994450 [P...
Source: Jornal de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: J Pediatr (Rio J) Source Type: research
Midwife Zita West, 59, runs one of the UK’s largest natural fertility clinics. She lives in the Cotswolds with husband Rob and their two children. Here she discusses her experience of post-natal depression.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Discussion Ethical approval was received in February 2015, and recruitment is underway and expected to be completed in July 2016. Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12615000250538, Registered on 19 March 2015.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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