Reflexanalgesie bei Wehenschmerzerleichterung
Journal/Book: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur. 1985; 4: 82-86.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of reflex analgesia used for relief of labour, as well as its effect on CNS function, contractile activity of the uterus, and the condition of the fetus and newborn. The study was performed on parturients aged 20-35, they having been divided into groups and control groups. The methods used were electro-acupuncture (EAP), acupuncture, and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS). Psychosensory tests, vegetative indices, EEG, and the contractile activity of the uterus and cardiac activity of the fetus served as evaluation parameters. lt was shown that when reflex analgesia was used, there was a significant improvement in labour and the cortical processes of perception and attention during that period of time. Furthermore, there was a reduction of vegetative parameters. Neither EAP nor TENS disturbed fetal acitivity. lt could be shown that improved chances for the fetus were the sequences of economizing the uterus contractions.