Emotions are an important cause of disease. Depression is common and many patients are looking for non-pharmacological therapies. Acupuncture and Counseling have shown to be helpful to relieve depression in a recent randomized study in UK(1).
So, if you feel somewhat melancholic or slightly depressed, give yourself the opportunity to see if Acupuncture makes you feel better. Important: If you are under pharmacological treatment, you should keep taking your medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
(1) MacPherson H, Richmond S, Bland M, Brealey S, Gabe R, et al. (2013) Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial. PLoS Med 10(9): e1001518. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001518