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An RCT carried out in Iran has found acupressure at Hegu L.I.-4 to be effective at decreasing the pain and duration of labour.
Eighty-four women suffering from prenatal depression were randomly assigned to yoga, massage therapy or standard prenatal care control groups.
A Brazilian group has shown that electro-acupuncture (EA) can be used to promote labour as efficiently as the prostaglandin analogue misoprostol, but with fewer obstetric complications.
Moxibustion at Sanyinjiao SP-6 may be able to markedly shorten the active phase of the first stage of labour and decrease pain due to uterine contractions, according to Taiwanese researchers.
Italian clinicians have successfully used acupuncture to relieve perineal pain after episiotomy
A Chinese study has concluded that electroacupuncture (EA) at Sanyinjiao SP-6 is an effective way of decreasing labour pain
Italian clinicians have successfully used acupuncture to relieve perineal pain after episiotomy.
An Italian pilot study has found that acupuncture can support women in maintaining breastfeeding for longer.
Acupressure can reduce pain during the active phase of labour, according to a randomised controlled trial carried out by Swedish researchers in a public hospital in India. Two hundred and twenty-two women were randomised to...
A Danish team has concluded that acupuncture may not be effective for the induction of labour in post-term women. In a double-blind multicentre randomised controlled study, 125 healthy women with uneventful pregnancies at...