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Acupuncture for induction of labour

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Acupuncture for induction of labour
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, August 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd002962.pub3
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Smith, Caroline A, Crowther, Caroline A, Grant, Suzanne J


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%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Unknown 162 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 37 22%
Student > Master 32 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Researcher 15 9%
Student > Postgraduate 14 8%
Other 39 23%
Unknown 15 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 89 53%
Nursing and Health Professions 33 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Psychology 6 4%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 17 10%