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Acupuncture for low back pain in pregnancy
  1. Mike Cummings, medical director
  1. BMAS
  1. Medical-Director{at}medical-acupuncture.org.uk

Summary

Medical doctors are particularly cautious about using acupuncture in pregnancy. This derives from the mostly historical and anecdotal claims that acupuncture can promote abortion, coupled with the fact that spontaneous early pregnancy loss is common, and litigation is increasing. This case report describes the circumstances that lead to the author using deep paraspinal and periosteal acupuncture throughout a patient’s pregnancy to help control her low back pain.

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