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

Here is another interesting abstract that I’ve read in the Journal of Chinese Medicine: “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 EA or misoprostol. Women who received EA experienced significantly fewer obstetric complications, along with a significantly higher frequency of vaginal deliveries. Although they tended to have a longer duration of labour, there was also a tendency to higher patient satisfaction among patients of the EA group.” (Electroacupuncture for cervical ripening prior to labour induction: a randomised clinical...

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