Acupuncture wins tick for pregnancy pain

Acupuncture and exercise can alleviate the common problem of pelvic pain in pregnancy, a Cochrane review finds.

After reviewing 26 randomised trials, researchers concluded there was "moderate-quality" evidence that acupuncture reduces evening pelvic pain and lumbo-pelvic pain better than usual care alone.

Exercise programs, tailored to the stage of pregnancy, also trumped usual care for both evening pelvic pain and lumbo