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Acupuncture Shown to Ease Indigestion in Pregnant Women

Posted: June 11, 2009

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Another expert thinks that acupuncture does relieve indigestion, but he won't perform it on pregnant women because of litigation concerns. "It is a well-done study and it is expected that there would be positive results," said Dr. Marshall H. Sager, past president of the American Society of Medical Acupuncture and an acupuncturist in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. However, he worries that he would be sued if something went wrong with the pregnancy. "I wouldn't touch a pregnant lady with acupuncture because of the malpractice situation. Not that it's not effective, but that's my problem with the medical/legal aspects of it," he said.

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For more information on acupuncture, visit the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

HealthDay News, June 9, 2009