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'Forbidden points' in pregnancy: do they exist?
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PMID:  21422007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Acupuncture has been used in numerous diseases and for many types of symptoms. It has been also used for obstetric complaints, such as nausea and vomiting, insomnia and low back and girdle pain. There has long been concern that some points-called forbidden-might harm pregnancy owing to a potential abortifacient effect, but it is difficult to confirm this proposition. The small number of available publications on this topic seems to show that this is not correct. Animal research examining possible harmful effects and a systematic review would be welcome to throw some light on this question.
André V Guerreiro da Silva; Mary Uchiyama Nakamura; João Bosco Guerreiro da Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-9873     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Obstetrics, Federal University of São Paulo and Department of Medicine II, Service of Acupuncture, Rio Preto Medical College, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
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