Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for depression. Is your depression triggered by a situation, loss of a loved one, relationship breakup, lost job? Or is your depression more chronic? Have you struggled with it ‘on and off’ all your life? For women, was it diagnosed as post-partum or menopausal depression? For men, was it diagnosed after you suffered a disability or chronic pain condition, making it impossible to continue your job? No matter what the cause, acupuncture can get you up from depression so you can get on with your life. This article will describe depression from a Chinese medicine perspective, and how it is treated with acupuncture.