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Author Ma, W.; Bai, W.; Lin, C.; Zhou, P.; Xia, L.; Zhao, C.; Hao, Y.; Ma, H.; Liu, X.; Wang, J.; Yuan, H.; Xie, Y.; Lu, A.
Title Effects of Sanyinjiao (SP6) with electroacupuncture on labour pain in women during labour Type of Study RCT
Year (down) 2011 Publication Complementary therapies in medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med
Volume 1/1/1970 Issue Pages S13-8
Keywords AcuTrials; Labor, Obstetric; Analgesia; RCT; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; Verum Acupoint Control; No Treatment Control; Labor Pain; Women's Health
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of Sanyinjiao (SP6) with electroacupuncture on labour pain in women during the labour process. METHODS: A total of 350 women in labour from three centres were randomly divided into the electroacupuncture group (acupuncture group), the sham electroacupuncture group (sham group) and the control group. Women in labour in the electroacupuncture group received the electroacupuncture on the point Sanyinjiao (SP6). The analgesic effect was self-rated by women in labour, using visual analogue scale (VAS). The duration and paralysis time of uterine contraction, uterine contraction regularity, degree of cervical extension, presentation of foetal descent, the condition of intra-partum haemorrhage and postpartum haemorrhage, labour manner, lochia, involution of uterus, milk secretion, neonate Apgar Score and neonate body height and weight were also measured. All data were analysed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) 12.0. RESULTS: Labour pain scores from women in the acupuncture group were less than in the control group at needle retaining at 30min, 2 and 4h after needle withdrawal. Other evaluated indices did not show significant differences among the three groups. No adverse events were observed during the labour process. CONCLUSION: SP6 with electroacupuncture could be an effective way for decreasing labour pain.
Address Beijing University of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100029, China. mawenzhu@163bj.com
Language Number of Treatments 1
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 350
Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Analgesia
Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 792
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