Acupuncture in pregnancy; primum non nocere

R. Hastie, B. W. Mol*, S. Tong

*Corresponding author for this work

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It is thought that around 10% of pregnant women turn to acupuncture to alleviate troublesome pregnancy ailments: vomiting, pelvic, back and even labour pain, and to induce labour (Martensson et al. Midwifery 2011;27:87–92). Within this unregulated field, the available literature is of insufficient quality to show whether acupuncture is safe or effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87
Number of pages1
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number1
Early online date4 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Republic of Korea
  • Retrospective Studies


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