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Acupuncture for dyspepsia in pregnancy: a prospective, randomised, controlled study.
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PMID:  19502459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to describe under real-life conditions the effects of acupuncture on symptomatic dyspepsia during pregnancy and to compare this with a group of patients undergoing conventional treatment alone.
METHODS: A total of 42 conventionally treated pregnant women were allocated by chance into two groups to be treated, or not, by acupuncture. They reported the severity of symptoms and the disability these were causing in daily aspects of life such as sleeping and eating, using a numerical rating scale. The study also observed the use of medications.
RESULTS: Six women dropped out (one in the acupuncture group and five in the control group). Significant improvements in symptoms were found in the study group. This group also used less medication and had a greater improvement in their disabilities when compared with the control group.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that acupuncture may alleviate dyspepsia during pregnancy.
João Bosco Guerreiro da Silva; Mary Uchiyama Nakamura; José Antonio Cordeiro; Luiz Kulay; Rassen Saidah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1759-9873     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Rio Preto Medical College, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil.
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