J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 1992 ; 21(4): 375-80.
[Protocol of cervical maturation by acupuncture]
INSERM, UnitÃ© 292, Le Kremlin-BicÃªtre.
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.