The effects of acupuncture during labour on nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Hantoushzadeh2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of acupuncture during labour on nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh and Navid Alhusseini and Amir Hussein Lebaschi},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is as an ancient system of diagnosis and treatment. It is regarded as a complementary tool for pain management. AIMS To assess the effects of acupuncture on nulliparous women during labour with respect to pain, labour duration and maternal acceptability. METHODS One hundred and forty-four healthy nulliparous women in active phase were randomised into the study and control group, receiving real and minimal acupuncture, respectively. Visual analogue scale was used to… CONTINUE READING

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