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={S. Hantoushzadeh and Navid Alhusseini and A. H. Lebaschi},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={47}
}
Background:  Acupuncture is as an ancient system of diagnosis and treatment. It is regarded as a complementary tool for pain management. 
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