Acupuncture provides clinically meaningful symptom reduction for pregnant women suffering from low back and pelvic pain, concludes a trial carried out in a New Zealand hospital clinic. The observational study examined data from 81 pregnant women with lumbopelvic pain, who received weekly acupuncture treatment based on TCM principles. Clinicians used palpation to identify appropriate points for needling and cupping. A clinically meaningful symptom reduction was reported by 88.9% of patients following treatment.
Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Acupuncture: Observational Study Results from a Free Clinic in New Zealand. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2018 Feb;11(1):25-30.