Acupuncture is very safe to use in pregnancy
Although the safety of acupuncture per se in pregnancy is reasonably well accepted, there remains debate regarding needling at points historically considered to be 'forbidden' during pregnancy. This article reviews the scientific literature on this topic.
These findings are reassuring and will help individualised risk benefit assessment before treating pregnant women.
Carr. (2015) The safety of obstetric acupuncture: forbidden points revisited. Acupunct Med; 33(5):413-9. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2015-010936.