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Pregnancy and Acupuncture
-- Hope-Allan, N., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D. & Tracy, S. (2004). The use of acupuncture in maternity care: a pilot study evaluating the acupuncture service in an Australian hospital antenatal clinic. Complementary Therapy and Nurses Midwifery, 10, 229-32.
A recent study has shown its particular effectiveness in relieving morning sickness. The study published in the journal Birth reported that those who received traditional acupuncture had less frequent and shorter periods of nausea than the women who received no acupuncture. In the first trimester, acupuncture can also relieve fatigue, migraines and bleeding.
Acupuncture would appear to be effective in symptom control, and alleviation and placebo effects in reducing the symptoms of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
-- Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2008 Feb;14(1):46-52. Epub 2007 Sep 20. Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.Can Gürkan O, Arslan H. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Marmara University School of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey.
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