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Acupuncture for induction of labour

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Title
Acupuncture for induction of labour
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, August 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd002962.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Smith, Caroline A, Crowther, Caroline A, Grant, Suzanne J

Abstract

This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction using standardised methodology. The use of complementary therapies is increasing and some women look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour appears safe, has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective. However, the evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Unknown 149 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 22%
Student > Master 31 20%
Researcher 16 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 10%
Student > Postgraduate 13 8%
Other 40 25%
Unknown 7 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 90 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Psychology 6 4%
Other 6 4%
Unknown 9 6%