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Rapid Communication - Journal of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6

Low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy may be decreased by acupuncture.

Niva Akeson*

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hospital of Helsingborg, Sweden.

*Corresponding Author:
Niva Akeson
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Hospital of Helsingborg

Received: 05-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. AAINM-22-81500; Editor assigned: 08-Nov-2022, PreQC No. AAINM-22-81500 (PQ); Reviewed:22-Nov-2022, QC No. AAINM-22-81500; Revised:24-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. AAINM-22-81500(R); Published: 30-Nov-2022, DOI: 10.35841/aajptsm-6.6.130

Citation: Akeson N. Low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy may be decreased by acupuncture. J Phys Ther Sports Med. 2022;6(6):130

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According to a recent meta-analysis, acupuncture can help pregnant women with lower back and pelvic problems reduce discomfort and enhance their functional status and quality of life. According to medical professionals, acupuncture during pregnancy is generally safe and can cure a number of common illnesses, such as pelvic and low back discomfort. Although every person is unique, many find that acupuncture works after just one month of therapy.


At some time throughout their pregnancy, many pregnant women report experiencing lower back and pelvic pain. Although acupuncture is gaining popularity as a potential treatment for reducing pain and discomfort, health professionals continue to disagree over how effective it is. A recent meta-analysis investigated the effects of acupuncture for pregnant women with lower back and pelvic discomfort on pain, functional status, and quality of life.1,040 healthy pregnant women (17–30 weeks gestational age, on average) experiencing lower back and pelvic pain were the subjects of the study [1]. Acupuncturists, physical therapists, and midwives all offered acupuncture. Auricular pressure needles and body acupuncture were administered to some people. The trials included information on the acupuncture points being treated, the length of time the needle was retained, and the dosage of the intervention. The data demonstrates that acupuncture considerably enhanced quality of life, functional status, and reduction of lower back and pelvic discomfort [2].

Advantages of acupuncture



Acupuncture is a technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat a variety of physical, mental, and emotional health issues by inserting tiny needles into the body. The foundation of acupuncture is the notion that our bodies have meridians, which are channels through which energy, or qi, travels. Illness may result from a disturbed, insufficient, or excessive qi flow. To manipulate the flow of qi and promote healing, acupuncture needles are put into specific body sites [3]. This supplementary therapy has a wide range of advantages, some of which might be: Chronic pain relief, migraine control, peripheral neuropathy support, nausea relief, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom improvement, fatigue management, and more.

Acupuncture for low back and girdle pain throughout gestation



Lower back and girdle pain area unit common gestation symptoms. It’s typically caused by the bodily ligaments softening and stretching to organize for labor, resulting in added stress and strain on the rear and girdle joints.

Acupuncture relieves this pain by promoting healthy blood flow to the affected areas and doubtless relieving stress and anxiety that might be intensifying discomfort. Acupuncture throughout gestation are often terribly useful to alleviate a number of the common ailments individuals expertise throughout gestation, like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constipation, poor circulation, insomnia, yet as anxiety, stress, and depression [4].

In addition, it’s vital to grasp that effective medical aid will take a multidisciplinary approach. Acupuncture’s premise of action is to unblock energy channels inside the body effectively. Whereas not specifically best-known, the projected mechanism of action is that treatment might block or delay the pain signals from being sent to the brain, that reduces or eliminates the feeling of pain.

How many treatment treatments before you see results?



Some individuals might expertise the advantages of treatment when only 1 or 2 sessions. However most of the people might need 3 or additional sessions to attain important results. In most cases, treatment is more practical once it happens a minimum of weekly-the less regular the visits, the less effective the treatment are. For instance, throughout the primary trimester, treatment is often offered weekly. Then within the trimester, sessions is also spaced apart each 2-4 weeks. In the trimester, the sessions will come back to weekly treatments. During the fourth trimester, individuals will come back to having treatment between 2–4 weeks postnatal to assist with any lingering gestation symptoms or any new ones which will arise. The results from the procedure area unit accumulative with effects typically noted inside 1–3 months. It’s typically suggested to initiate it when the primary trimester, definitely to own it performed within the hands of AN knowledgeable about professional person -after all, when having a discussion and clearance with one’s attention [5].

Talk along with your OB-GYN before making an attempt treatment



Generally, treatment is taken into account comparatively safe throughout gestation. However there's some concern that it will cause premature labour or perhaps miscarriage, though these issues haven't been shown to own a lot of validity once studied in clinical trials. To get on the safe aspect, physicians might not clear some pregnant individuals for treatment who’ve shown a previous history of preterm labor or miscarriage or if their current gestation is in danger for early labor. In addition, any placental problems, like gestation, may additionally be a reason. There is a collection of injection sites called the “forbidden points” that acupuncturists ought to avoid in a very pregnant person, particularly before thirty seven weeks. Recent studies, however, have additionally negated the risks of the taboo points, though they're still practiced in standard treatment medical aid.


A new meta-analysis shows the positive effects of treatment on pain, useful standing, and quality of life for pregnant individuals with low back and girdle problems. Researchers found important improvement across the board. Health specialists agree that treatment throughout gestation are often useful for assuaging a number of the common problems individuals expertise, together with low back and girdle pain. Results area unit usually seen when one month of treatment, although this might vary from person to person. While treatment is taken into account safe for many pregnancies, it’s vital to speak along with your OB-GYN beforehand.


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