Complementary Therapy including Acupressure reduces Epidural use and Caesarian section says a study published in the British Medical Journal:
Kate M Levett, C A Smith, A Bensoussan, H G Dahlen
Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour
BMJOpen2016;6:e010691. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010691

There was a significant difference in epidural use between the study group and standard care. The study group participants receiving a variety of therapies (including acupressure, visualisatin and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques and facilitated partner support) reported a reduced rate of augmentation; caesarean section; length of second stage; any perineal trauma and resuscitation of the newborn.
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