Acupuncture & Hypnosis For A Natural Childbirth

Many women are opting for natural childbirth these days. Alternative methods are  often sought out for pain relief. A study done on complimentary pain management during labor showed acupuncture and hypnosis to be useful at controlling pain. The study was based on whether the mothers were satisfied with the experience, whether additional pharmacological pain relief was used and whether there were any complications involving the mother or child. Methods that were shown not to be helpful were aromatherapy, music and audio analgesia.

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