Acupuncture for pregnancy Brisbane

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Acupuncture for pregnancy

Acupuncture for pregnancy Brisbane support

Acupuncture for pregnancy support, as practised by our Brisbane therapists, can have a remarkable affect on your wellbeing.

Acupuncture for pregnancy has been administered by doctors in China for centuries.

Chinese medicine texts featured sections dedicated to pregnancy as far back as the Ming Dynasty, which existed from 1368 to 1644.

The Standards of Diagnosis and Treatment of Women’s Diseases (Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng – Nu Ke) from 1602 summarised the experiences of Chinese doctors of previous generations in the treatment of pregnancy problems and other gynaecological conditions.

Wu Zhi Wang adopted this book as a chief source for his Compendium of Therapy of Women’s Diseases (Ji Yin Gang Mu) in 1620, which became the authoritative text for subsequent generations of Chinese gynaecologists.

Each generation added to the previous to build a robust knowledge which has continued to be handed down.

While acupuncture has been used to treat a myriad of pregnancy related conditions for so many centuries, the existing scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions is currently limited.

Acupuncture for pregnancy – breech presentation

The first mention of the use of moxibustion applied to the little toe for difficult labour happened in 1226, when the book Moxibustion Methods for Emergencies by Wenren Qinian was first printed.

Hospitals in China have used this technique to treat breech presentations for decades. However, clinical research to date, while promising, is not yet sufficient for this method to be incorporated into clinical practice guides for obstetricians in Australia.

Having said that, the New Zealand clinical practice guidelines do recommend it.

Consult your practitioner to discuss whether or not this ancient technique might be useful to you.

The latest Cochrane systemic review on moxibustion and breech presentation was in 2012 and found ‘limited evidence’.

Acupuncture for pregnancy related conditions

The latest high-level clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for 46 conditions, with another 71 conditions showing mixed evidence of its efficacy.

We are experienced in the following pregnancy conditions, and acupuncture may offer some help to people with them.

Sources: Smith CA, Crowther CA, Grant SJ. Acupuncture for induction of labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013(8):Cd002962. Mollart LJ, Adam J, Foureur M. Impact of acupressure on onset of labour and labour duration: A systematic review. Women Birth. 2015 Sep;28(3):199-206.

Sources: Selva Olid A, Martinez Zapata MJ, Sola I, Stojanovic Z, Uriona Tuma SM, Bonfill Cosp X. Efficacy and Safety of Needle Acupuncture for Treating Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders: An Overview. Med Acupunct. 2013 Dec 1;25(6):386-97. Close C, Sinclair M, Liddle SD, Madden E, McCullough JE, Hughes C. A systematic review investigating the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the management of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) in pregnancy. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Aug;70(8):1702-16. Liddle SD, Pennick V. Interventions for preventing and treating low-back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015(9):Cd001139.

Source: Matthews A, Haas DM, O’Mathuna DP, Dowswell T. Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015(9):Cd007575. NB: Evidence is low.

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