Getting needled

Lythgoe, J 2013, 'Getting needled' , The Practicing Midwife, 16 (8) , pp. 6-9.

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Anxiety and stress in pregnancy can become severe and disabling, negatively impacting on both the short and long term outcomes for mother and baby. Women often seek alternative treatments for such problems, acupuncture being a popular choice. It has been shown to have an effect on the limbic system and on serotonin production, leading to increased feelings of wellbeing. Women having acupuncture in pregnancy have reported increased self esteem and control of symptoms, leading to improved wellbeing. With appropriate training, midwives may be in a good position to offer acupuncture to support women suffering with anxiety, improving outcomes forwomen and babies.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: The Practicing Midwife
Publisher: Medical Education Solutions Limited
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1461-3123
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: J Lythgoe
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 17:37
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 03:40

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