Study: Acupuncture might not help induce labor

July 26, 2010

A new study finds it's doubtful that it helps women induce labor who go past their due date.

Acupuncture has been promoted as an alternative. The belief is that it may work by stimulating the nervous system which in turn could cause the uterus to contract.

But these latest findings in the obstetrics journal BJOG adds to evidence that acupuncture may not be helpful after all.

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