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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Acupuncture for Pain Relief During Pregnancy

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A recent study investigated the effects of acupuncture on pelvic and low-back pain in women during their last trimester of pregnancy. Read below for details or check out the study here.

Methods: 72 pregnant women reporting pelvic and low-back pain were divided into an experimental and control group. The experimental group subjects received acupuncture treatments customized to their individual pain patterns. They received treatments once or twice a week until delivery or complete recovery. The control group subjects did not receive any treatment. Every week, the subjects made visual analogue scale evaluations of pain intensity, as well as three-point assessments of pain intensity during specific activities.

Results: Over the course of the study, the visual analogue scores of pain intensity decreased in 60% of subjects in the acupuncture group. In the control group, it decreased by only 14%. At the end of the study, 43% of those who received acupuncture reported less pain during the activities. Only 9% reported a decrease in the control group. Most importantly, there were no adverse effects in either the women who received acupuncture or their infants.

Conclusion: This study shows acupuncture can relieve low-back and pelvic pain during late pregnancy without negative side effects.

At OMBE, we have two acupuncturists on staff who specialize in women’s health. Call or book online to schedule an appointment or free, 30-minute consult.

 

Source:

Kvorning, Nina, et al. (2004). Acupuncture relieves pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (83)3, 246–250.

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