A licensed practitioner of acupuncture to induce labor in Frisco TX can help you deliver your baby using a safer and less invasive technique.
Acupuncture has been used in China for more than 2000 years to make labor easier by reducing pain as well as augmenting and increasing contractions. Studies have shown that patients using acupuncture had increased cervical ripening, which is part of the process of inducing labor.
Acupuncture was also found to be safe for the mothers. Other studies discovered that the majority of adverse effects related to the procedure were minor and not related to pregnancy. Licensed acupuncturists would be able to deal with these, which include discomfort, drowsiness, fainting, and a drop in blood pressure.
Benefits of Using Acupuncture
Traditional Western medical techniques for inducing labor include manual methods such as ‘sweeping’ the cervical membranes and ‘breaking the water’, as well as hormones such as relaxin and drugs like oxycontin. But drugs can have side effects and require additional interventions such as C-section and epidurals.
Using acupuncture points for inducing labor, on the other hand, prepare the patient for childbirth by naturally releasing hormones. This would result in a smoother delivery that is less painful and stressful for the mother.
How Effective is Acupuncture to Induce Labor?
This question can’t be definitively answered due to the lack of acupuncture induction statistics as well as the need for larger studies. However, the ones that have been conducted indicate that acupuncture for labor induction success is a promising and safe technique.
For instance, a study from the University of South Carolina revealed that 70% of subjects who used acupuncture to induce labor at 39 weeks were more likely to go into labor naturally. They also saw a reduction in delivery rate by C-section of nearly fifty percent. However, the study only included 54 women.
When considering the use of acupuncture to induce labor, “how long does it take?” is a common question for most women. However, there is no single answer to this, since every patient reacts differently to the treatment.
Licensed practitioners have reported that some women who received acupuncture in the afternoon went into labor later that night or early the next morning. On the other hand, there are those who received multiple treatments yet still needed to deliver via a C-section after being induced.
And, unfortunately, there are patients for whom acupuncture did not induce labor although it did lessen their discomfort and pain.
Is Acupuncture for Labor Induction Right for You?
If you are interested in acupuncture, contact Yin’s Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic in Frisco, TX, which is headed by Dr. Xie Yin. She is a medical doctor who has practiced in China for seven years, specializing in integrating acupuncture with Western and Chinese medicine. She has 24 years of experience in herbal medicine and acupuncture and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
If you are looking for a practitioner of acupuncture to induce labor in Frisco TX, call us now at (972) 668-2626 to find out more or to book an appointment!