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Acupuncture relieves back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

According to a new global data analysis of the available evidence in the literature, Acupuncture was found to significantly improved pain, functional status, and quality of life in women with lower back / pelvic pain during pregnancy.

Additionally and very importantly, acupuncture had no observable severe adverse influences on the newborns. Acupuncture is an emerging treatment worldwide for various different types of pain that is worth to consider during pregnency.

A team of Chinese researchers trawled research databases from around the world for relevant clinical trials that looked at the pain relief afforded to pregnant women given acupuncture, alone or when combined with other therapies, as well as the potential impact on their newborns.

The final analysis included 10 randomised controlled trials, involving more than 1,000 women. Every study was published between 2000 and 2020, and carried out variously in Sweden, the UK, the US, Spain and Brazil.

The conclusion of the researchers was that Acupuncture significantly improved pain, functional status and quality of life in women with lower back / pelvic pain during pregnancy. More large-scale and well-designed RCTs are still needed to further confirm these results.

Read the full article which was publish originally on The Guardian…/acupuncture-relieves-back…

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