Acupuncture reduces rates of medical labour induction

When pregnant, acupuncture after the due date can reduce your need for medical induction by almost 50%. A study from June 2018 followed 375 women who were overdue to give birth. Rates of medical induction were almost half for women who had acupuncture (20%) with lower rates of oxytocin infusion, compared to those who received routine care (38%). The acupuncture group had higher rates of spontaneous delivery (75% vs 53%) and delivered earlier than the control group.

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