Acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation for labour pain: a longitudinal randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Vixner2014AcupunctureWM,
  title={Acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation for labour pain: a longitudinal randomised controlled trial},
  author={Linda Vixner and Erica Schytt and Elisabet Stener-Victorin and Ulla Waldenstr{\"o}m and Hans J{\"a}rnbert Pettersson and Lena B M{\aa}rtensson},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is commonly used to reduce pain during labour despite contradictory results. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture with manual stimulation and acupuncture with combined manual and electrical stimulation (electro-acupuncture) compared with standard care in reducing labour pain. Our hypothesis was that both acupuncture stimulation techniques were more effective than standard care, and that electro-acupuncture was most effective. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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