Effects of noninvasive electroacupuncture on labor pain, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and cortisol.

@article{Mucuk2013EffectsON,
  title={Effects of noninvasive electroacupuncture on labor pain, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and cortisol.},
  author={Salime Mucuk and M{\"u}r{\"u}vvet Başer and Tulay Ozkan},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={26-30}
}
CONTEXT Labor pain is the most painful experience in a mother's life. Acupuncture has been reported to be useful for pain relief during labor. OBJECTIVE The study was designed to assess the effects of noninvasive electroacupuncture at Hegu (LI4) on labor pain and on adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol levels. DESIGN The study was randomized, with an experimental acupuncture group (AG) and a control group (CG). SETTING The study was conducted at the Kayseri Maternity Hospital… CONTINUE READING