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June 15, 2009

Acupuncture Alleviates Dyspepsia During Pregnancy

A recently published study in Acupuncture in Medicine shows that acupuncture can aid in the alleviation of heartburn during pregnancy.
Digestive disorders constitute one of the most frequent complaints of pregnancy. The symptoms worsen as pregnancy progresses. Although in the majority of cases heartburn is not severe, it causes a considerable drop in the quality of life during pregnancy.

During the study period, the average heartburn intensity decreased by at least a half in 15/20 (75%) of patients in the study group and in 7/16 (44%) of those in the control group (p = 0.044).

More information about the study can be found in the abstract.

Abstract: Acupuncture in Medicine June, 2009

Posted by mpence at June 15, 2009 01:10 AM