During the study period, VAS scores of pain intensity decreased over time in 60% of patients. No serious adverse effects of acupuncture were found in the patients, and there were no adverse effects at all in the infants.
Acupuncture relieves low-back and pelvic pain without serious adverse effects in late pregnancy.
Kvorning N, et al. Acupuncture releives pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy. Acta obstetricia er gynecologica Scandinavica 83(3):246-50