Acupuncture is effective for alleviating depression. This article from the Healthcare Medicine Institute explains the research findings on the efficacy of adding acupuncture to standard drug therapy protocols. This research was carried out by Lin Yiru, Wang Jinyi, Ji Yaru, and Lin Zihan in Curative Effects of the Combined Therapy of Warm Acupuncture at Back Shu Points of Liver and Bio-medicine on Depression of Yang Deficiency Type and Its Attenuating Effects.