Acupuncture for the induction of labour: a double-blind randomised controlled study

Dr Zeisler and Dr Husslein state that, ‘acupuncture in obstetrics is drug-free, clinically effective and cost-effective’. Furthermore, the recent conclusion by Dr Smith and Dr Cochrane4 justifies further studies on acupuncture. It states that, ‘evidence is beginning to consolidate that acupuncture may assist with the management of some complaints during pregnancy. However, definitive conclusions about its effectiveness cannot be reached and further research is therefore justified.’ BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Volume 118, Issue 3, page 377, February 2011