[Protocol of cervical maturation by acupuncture]

J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 1992;21(4):375-80.
[Article in French]


Protocol was carried out on 98 patients who were divided into three groups selected as (one control group, two "placebo" group, and three treated with acupuncture). This protocol showed that it was possible to improve cervical maturation if acupuncture sessions were carried out at the beginning of the 9th month. The Bishop scores in the three groups after 10 days interval show that there was a significant progression of 2.61 points in the group treated with acupuncture as against only 0.89 and 1.08 in the placebo and control groups.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy / methods
  • Acupuncture Therapy / standards*
  • Adult
  • Cervix Uteri / physiology*
  • Clinical Protocols / standards*
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Maternity
  • Humans
  • Matched-Pair Analysis
  • Paris
  • Parity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Uterine Contraction / physiology