Acupuncture in Post-Date Pregnancy Management

Conclusions The present study suggested that acupuncture applied at term of pregnancy seems effective in reducing the rate of labour induction performed for prolonged pregnancy at 41+5 weeks. Moreover, acupuncture also seems to be able to reduce oxytocin use; such a “saving” effect could play a role in childhood, considering that a recent study underlined the adverse effect of oxytocin on birth outcomes.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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