Promoting non-pharmacologic labor pain management through acupuncture

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Promoting non-pharmacologic labor pain management through acupuncture

Description

Meridians (2017), Nwanodi, Oroma.

Abstract

Opioid use in the United States has escalated, raising the incidence of opioid-abusing parturients and opioid-dependent newborns. This opioid abuse milleu has increased awareness of non-pharmacologic labor pain management, which is an excellent option for parturients with a history of substance abuse. Literature reviewed on this topic shows that compared to no-analgesia controls, bilateral electroacupuncture at Hua Tuo Jia Ji and Sanyinjiao reduces active phase labor length, visual analog scale pain scores, and the Cesarean delivery rate, p < .05. While the case for acupressure and manual acupuncture may not be compelling, it is clear that parturients can benefit from expanded access to electroacupuncture for labor pain management.

Alternative Title

Meridians

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Date

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12/1/2018

Language

English

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Type

Journal Article

issn

2377-3723

issue

2

page end

15, 23

page start

13

volume

4

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