Posts made in April, 2012

Electro-acupuncture as effective as drugs for labour induction

»Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Acupuncture in pregnancy and labour

Acupuncture can provide a gentle inducement to labour if your baby is overdue and can be an effective alternative to a medical induction. As I specialise in supporting women through pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery with acupuncture I found this recent article on electro-acupuncture for labour induction in the Journal of Chinese Medicine very interesting.     Electro-acupuncture for labour induction “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. Sixty-seven pregnant women in labour were randomised to receive either electro-acupuncture or misoprostol. Women who received EA experienced significantly...

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