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Complementary methods of controlling labour pain

Rosemary Mander

Complementary methods of controlling labour pain

by Rosemary Mander

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Published by NT Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRosemary Mander.
SeriesNursing Times clinical monographs -- no.52, NT monographs
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16268521M
ISBN 101902499921
OCLC/WorldCa44929755

Complementary therapy is known by many different terms, including complementary medicine, alternative therapy, alternative medicine, holistic therapy and traditional medicine. A wide range of treatments exists under the umbrella term ‘complementary therapy’, which makes it difficult to offer a blanket ://   Cancer pain can be reduced so that you can enjoy your normal routines and sleep better. It may help to talk with a palliative care or pain specialist. Pain and palliative care specialists are experts in pain control. Palliative care specialists treat the symptoms, side effects, and emotional problems of both cancer and its ://

Ways of managing your labour Many things can affect how a woman experiences the sensations of labour: the kind of surroundings and support she has, whether she is being encouraged and assisted to move about and use helpful positions, whether her labour starts and progresses unaided or whether it is being artificially induced or speeded up, her Complementary therapies for treating NVP, such as acustimulation, hypnosis and ginger have proved in some cases to be efficient, although more large-scale studies are needed. Complementary therapy is often expensive and difficult to obtain reliably, but may be a good solution for women who are reluctant to use pharmacological therapy for ://

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine seeks to apply scientific rigor to the study of complementary and alternative medicine, emphasizing on health outcome, while documenting biological mechanisms of action. About this journal. Editor spotlight. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine maintains an Editorial Board Background. Acupuncture is widely used for the treatment of chronic pain. Different protocols of acupuncture practice exist and lack agreement on the optimal schedule of acupuncture treatment. Objective. To review the appropriate acupuncture treatment schedule for chronic pain. Methods. Embase, Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and reference lists were searched


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After a description of labor pain, we shall mention the conventional treatments and describe the different complementary methods applicable to labor pain. Nature of Pain During Labor and Delivery A scientific definition of pain is ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage’ (3).

Complementary and alternative medicine for labor pain: A systematic review Article Literature Review in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1) August with 72 Reads Besides conventional approaches, such as epidural analgesia, many complementary or alternative methods have been reported to reduce pain during labor and delivery.

(1).These methods are popular because they emphasize the individual personality, and the Acupuncture for pain relief in labour: a systematic review and meta-analysis S-H Cho,a H Lee,b E Ernstc a Hospital of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea b Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center (AMSRC), College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea c Complementary Medicine, Peninsula   Alternative methods of pain relief by midwives are being used increasingly, and will continueto be while the use of drugs such as pethidine for controlling labour pain is no longer routine.

No book has existed till now which looks at the subject in the light of These complementary strategies can be used together with conventional pain relieving measures such as analgesia, epidural anaesthesia and nitrous oxide.

Water immersion in early labour has been found to reduce maternal pain and analgesia use without producing adverse outcomes on length of labour or type of birth (Cluett et al., ).

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners believe in the involvement of body, mind, and spirit to stay healthy and to heal — and to reduce pain. They also firmly believe that pregnancy and delivery are not medical conditions, and shouldn’t be treated as though they :// An epidural can provide very good pain relief, but it's not always % effective in labour.

The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association estimates that 1 in 8 women who have an epidural during labour need to use other methods of pain relief.

How does an epidural work. To have an epidural: a drip will run fluid through a needle into a vein in your ://   Methods and intervention The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth protocol, based on the She Births and acupressure for labour and birth courses, incorporated 6 evidence-based complementary medicine techniques: acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques, and facilitated partner support.

Randomisation occurred at 24–36 weeks’ gestation, Pain relief: Low-certainty evidence suggests that relaxation may reduce pain intensity during the latent phase of labour (1 trial, 40 women, MD95% CI to ; pain was measured on a 5-point scale).

It is unclear whether pain intensity in the active phase of labour is reduced by relaxation techniques because the certainty of the   Pain management Page 4 of 12 Obstetrics & Gynaecology thus enabling the midwife the right to practise a particular therapy, and registration in the area of Alternative Medicine.

In addition, many complementary and natural remedies continue to be under-evaluated and some are not amenable to randomised control investigative ://~/media/Files/Hospitals/WNHS/For health professionals.

Introduction. O ne in 5 Australians suffers from persistent pain. 1 Many of them seek pain relief and improvement in quality of life from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products and therapists. A computer-assisted telephone interview national population survey shows that pain is the leading reason that one quarter of Australians are using one of the three CAM therapies Background: Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain :// /_Aromatherapy_for_pain_management_in_labour.

psychological methods, and in fact use alternative approaches more often. The theoretical bases for many alternative methods derive from Eastern tradition or philosophy.

After a description of labor pain, we shall mention the conventional treatments and describe the different complementary methods applicable to labor The available evidence did not support the use of acupuncture for controlling labour pain, and there was limited evidence that acupuncture might reduce the need for other forms of pain relief.

The heterogeneity of available trials meant that firm conclusions were not possible; further research is ://?ID=&ID=   Labour pain. Two of the three studies of acupressure for labour pain were RCTs [34, 35]. They both compared acupressure to touch, thus controlling for the effect of human touch; Chung et al additionally had a conversation only control group.

The third was a one group uncontrolled ://   4. Mind-body techniques. These techniques, which include meditation, mindfulness, and breathing exercises (among many others), help you restore a sense of control over your body and turn down the "fight or flight" response, which can worsen chronic muscle tension and pain.

Yoga and tai chi. These two exercise practices incorporate breath Non-pharmacological therapies are ways to decrease pain without medicine. Your healthcare provider will help you choose therapies that are right for you.

Your provider will explain the advantages for each treatment and which may work best for the cause of your pain. Non-pharmacological therapies may help decrease your pain or give you more Abstract. SMITH and COLLEAGUES, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney, Locked BagPenrith South DC, New South Wales, Australia, reviewed and examined the effects of acupuncture and acupressure for pain management in labour.

Background. Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour and Other methods of managing symptoms.

There are ways of managing pain and other symptoms without using drugs. These include physiotherapy and complementary therapy. Physiotherapy, or physio, uses physical methods such as exercise and manipulation to promote healing and wellbeing. It can also teach you exercises that help you cope with ://.

Uses of healing touch Wound healing Pain management Stress management Prevention of illness Enhance spiritual development and Provide support and assistance in dying process. Nursing and alternative modalities of care Nurses are in an excellent position to adopt CAM into practice and to use these techniques to achieve the goals of ://  complementary strategies, namely the development and maintenance of a preventive safety and health culture, and the application at the national level of a systems management approach to occupational safety and health.

National policy frameworks Another development presented in the book is the changing focus of national policyThey found that breathing techniques were the most common non-drug comfort measure used by pregnant people with 48% of people saying that they used breathing for pain relief during labor.

However, an earlier study by those same researchers, published inasked mothers about the effectiveness of the different pain relief methods that they ://