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Chiropractic Use Grows Among Pregnant Women

Wednesday, 12 November 2008 17:40
A growing number of pregnant women are turning to holistic therapies, including chiropractic. Researchers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School pooled data on 463 women who had recently given birth.

In total, 31.3% of subjects used at least one type of complementary care during their pregnancies. Specifically, 5.2% visited a chiropractor; 2.8% had acupuncture or acupressure and 2.8% took vitamin supplements. 5.8% tried alternative techniques (biofeedback, meditation, yoga, tai chi, mental healing, imagery, Reiki, therapeutic touch or polar, dance, reflex, art and aroma therapies); 24.2% used natural therapies (teas, herbs, oils and foods used for medicinal purposes).

Ranzini A, Allen A, Lai Y   Use of complementary medicines and therapies among obstetric patients,  Obstet Gynecol 2001;   97 (4 Suppl 1):   S46