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Acupuncture as pain relief during delivery

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

Highlights:

  • Many women need some kind of analgesic treatment to relieve pain during childbirth.
  • The objective of our study was to compare the effect of acupuncture with transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) and traditional analgesics for pain relief and relaxation during delivery with respect to pain intensity, birth experience, and obstetric outcome.
  • Use of pharmacological and invasive methods was significantly lower in the acupuncture group.
  • Acupuncture reduced the need for pharmacological and invasive methods during delivery. Acupuncture is a good supplement to existing pain relief methods.

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Acupuncture Pregnant Charleston, SC