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Avoiding Medical Induction With Electrostimulation Acupuncture: A Private Practice Case Series of 8 Pregnant Women

Eight pregnant women and their private practice obstetricians sought acupuncture as an alternative to the risks of medical induction. This retrospective case series attempts to show that electroacupuncture-induced labor is a low-risk and feasible approach to getting labor started for women who may be at term or just past their due date and want to avoid medical induction. All 8 women went into labor following acupuncture treatments, suggesting feasibility for electrostimulation acupuncture as a method to induce labor within 24 h or less of 1 treatment.

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