Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Apr;33(4):317-20.
The treatment of depression with acupuncture – The relationship between acupuncture meridians and mental state.
Yang D1, Zhai SQ.
The acupoints and meridians selected in the treatment of depression with acupuncture and moxibustion recorded in the domestic clinical literatures from 2001 to 2011 were summarized and analyzed so as to provide the references for the treatment of depression with acupuncture and moxibustion and discuss the relationship between meridians and mental state. SPSS 17.0 statistical analyzing software was used and the statistical description of enumeration data was applied for statistical analysis. It was found that all of the twelve regular meridians and the eight extraordinary meridians were involved in the treatment of depression with acupuncture and moxibustion, of which the application frequency of the Governor Vessel was the highest and that of the Foot-Taiyang Meridian, Foot-Yangming Meridian, Foot-Shaoyang Meridian and the Conception Vessel were followed. It is concluded that depression is Yin disease treated by regulating Yang meridians and it is found that the Governor Vessel, three foot yang-meridians and the Conception Vessel are closely related to mental disorders.