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Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during Pregnancy

"In one study of women with both back and pelvic pain, 60 percent who received acupuncture reported less intense pain, compared to 14 percent of women who did not. The study found no complications associated with the use of acupuncture in pregnant women." Read Article

Acupuncture for induction of Labor

"This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction using standardised methodology. The use of complementary therapies is increasing and some women look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour appears safe, has no known teratogenic effects, and may be effective. The evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited." Read Article


  • Placenta for Pain Relief - Read Article
  • Placenta and Baby Blues - Read Article
  • Effects of ingesting placenta on serum prolactin and progesterone concentrations in rats - Read Article


  • Low back pain - Read Article
  • Low Back Pain in the BBC News - Read Article
  • Chronic Pain - Read Article
  • General Pain Skeptics have long claimed that acupuncture is all in the mind. But a ground-breaking new study has found that the ancient Chinese practice is as effective as popular painkillers for treating disabling conditions such as arthritis. Dr George Lewith, from the University of Southampton's Complementary Medicine Research Unit, said: "The evidence we now have is that acupuncture works very well on pain." Read Article
  • Acupuncture Relieves Pain And Improves Function In Knee Osteoarthritis - Read Article
  • Acupuncture Superior to Drug Therapy for Migraines "Statistical analysis of the groups found that acupuncture improved the symptoms of migraine without aura "more significantly" than any type of pharmacological therapy." Read Article
  • Depression - Read Article