Lik Sprava. 1997 May-Jun; (3): 103-7.
[The immune status characteristics of pregnant women with iron-deficiency anemia after combined treatment using reflex acupuncture therapy]
Results are submitted of clinical and immunological investigation conducted in 30 pregnant women whose therapeutic programme incorporated acupuncture procedures apart from a complex of conventional antianemic measures. There have been examined pregnant women with varying degree anemia over different time periods of their pregnancy course. Antianemic treatment using acupuncture procedures in pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia was found to significantly activate the state of both cell-mediated and humoral immunity, mobilizing defensive and adaptive bodily reactions, being an efficient option designed to preserve the pregnant women's immunologic tolerance in the system mother-fetus.