Research Articles for Acupuncture and Acupressure in Pregnancy, Labour and Delivery
The OBAA Research contributors include:
Dr. Kate Levett (PhD, MPH, BEd (Hons I), Adv.Dip.App.Sci (Acup) )
Research Fellow, School of Medicine Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia,Adjunct Research Fellow, NICM – The science of integrative medicine, Western Sydney University
Please note: some of the following research articles will have two links.
- The first link will lead you to the actual study.
- The second link will lead you to a summary of the study and its findings (when available).
- Effects of acupuncture and stabilizing exercises as adjunct to standard treatment in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain: randomized single blind controlled trial
- Acupuncture for pelvic and back pain in pregnancy: a systematic review
- Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Acupuncture: Observational Study Results from a Free Clinic in New Zealand
- Acupuncture treatment: multidimensional assessment of low back pain in pregnant women
- Does acupuncture have a role in the treatment of threatened miscarriage? Findings from a feasibility randomized trial and semi-structured participant interview
- Acupuncture to Treat Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial
- Pregnancy outcome following women’s participation in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
- Meta-analysis of acu-stimulation effects on nausea and vomiting in pregnant women
- Interventions on BL 67 for women with a breech fetus at 33 weeks gestation
- Moxibustion usage for Breech Presentation
- Depression in Pregnancy
- Influence of Acupuncture on the Duration of Labour
- Acupuncture and acupressure for pain management in labour and birth: A critical narrative review of current systematic review evidence
- Acupuncture for cervical ripening and induction of labor at term–a randomized controlled trial
- Cochrane Review: Acupuncture or acupressure for induction of labour
- Acupuncture and Heart Rate Variability: A Systems Level Approach to Understanding Mechanism
- Impact of Acupressure on Onset of Labour and Labour Duration.
- Acupressure to Reduce Labour Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- A Cochrane review of 13 trials involving 1986 women, reported that acupuncture or acupressure may help relieve labour pain.