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Place de l'acupuncture dans la prise en charge des maux de la grossesse

Abstract : Introduction: Pregnancy is a particular physiological condition. Metabolism is altered, and women often develop disorders called "small pregnancy ills". These can be major disabling elements. To deal with these inconveniences, classical medicine lacks solutions. The aim of this work is to evaluate the contribution of acupuncture as a complementary medicine. Population and method: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study of patients who have performed acupuncture sessions to manage minor pregnancy disorders. Multicenter study in the department of Puy-de-Dôme, from September 20 to December 20, 2018. Results: Thus, 79 questionnaires were analyzed. Pregnancy disorders cover the entire pregnancy with a marked increase in the third trimester. 87% describe pregnancy disorders as bothersome, 60% describe them as difficult to tolerate. 58% consider acupuncture management effective. 90% believe that acupuncture has helped them to live their pregnancy better. Discussion: We note a real interest of women in acupuncture which is effective and beneficial in treating pregnancy disorders. And yet despite the recommendations of the Health Authorities, there is a lack of information and knowledge among women for its use in obstetrics and gynecology. Conclusion: Acupuncture is a complementary and non-competing response to the therapeutic arsenal of Western medicine. It opens up a broader approach to patient management. Chinese medicine can enrich Western medicine with its vision of Man and thus improve the quality of care.
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Léa Richard. Place de l'acupuncture dans la prise en charge des maux de la grossesse. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02894781⟩

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