Acupressure

Acupuncture in improving endometrial receptivity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
We found very low to moderate level of evidence that acupuncture may improve pregnancy rate and embryo transfer rate, increase trilinear endometrium, thicken endometrium, reduce resistive index (RI), pulse index (PI) and peak systolic velocity/ end-diastolic blood velocity (S/D), compared with medication, sham acupuncture or physiotherapy. Acupuncture was statistically significant as a treatment approach.
Published on Mar 13, 2019

Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management during labour.
Smith CA, Collins CT, Levett KM, Armour M, Dahlen HG, Tan AL, Mesgarpour B. (2020) Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management during labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009232. Acupressure led to decreased pain and C-sections.
Published on Apr 24, 2020

Acupuncture or acupressure for relieving pain during labour
Smith, CA. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Feb 2020. Acupuncture in comparison to sham acupuncture may increase satisfaction with pain management and reduce use of pharmacological analgesia. Acupressure in comparison to a combined control and usual care may reduce pain intensity.
Published on Feb 7, 2020

Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour.
Levett, K. M., Smith, C. A., Bensoussan, A., & Dahlen, H. G. (2016). Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour. BMJ open, 6(7), e010691. Conclusions: The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth study protocol significantly reduced epidural use and caesarean section. This study provides evidence for integrative medicine as an effective adjunct to antenatal education, and contributes to the body of best practice evidence.
Published on Jul 12, 2016

Effectiveness of Moxibustion for Breech Presentation: A Prospective Study
Moxibustion application increased the rate of vertex presentation at birth and also vaginal delivery rate compared with expectant management. Offering moxibustion between the 32nd and 36th week of gestation may provide women with a singleton fetus in breech presentation an opportunity for a vaginal birth.
Published on Sep 15, 2021

Smoke or smokeless moxibustion treatment for breech presentation: A three-arm pilot trial.
Smokeless moxibustion treatment showed an increasing trend towards cephalic presentation at the conclusion of intervention.
Published on Oct 18, 2021

The effect of acupressure on labor pain and the duration of labor when applied to the SP6 point: Randomized clinical trial
TÃrkmen, H., & Çeber Turfan, E. (2020). The effect of acupressure on labor pain and the duration of labor when applied to the SP6 point: Randomized clinical trial. Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS, 17(1), e12256. Spleen 6 decreased perception of pain, duration of labor, and increased satisfaction.
Published on Apr 24, 2020

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