Hyperemesis gravidarim (HG) is regarded as severe nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. It can result in severe vomiting, weight loss, dehydration and hospitalisation in early pregnancy. The cause of HG is unknown, however a history of gastrointestinal issues prior to pregnancy might be a clue (Lu et al, 2021).
Conventional medicines such as vitamin supplements, antiemetics can lead to unwanted side effects and low effectiveness (Lu et al, 2021).
A review of all the research papers on Hyperemesis Gravidarim (HG) shows that acupuncture can have immediate effects on reducing vomiting, reducing nausea, increase food intake and shorten stays at the hospital (Lu et al, 2021).
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Reference Authors Haizhen Lu, Chengwen Zheng, Yanmei Zhong, Linhao Cheng, Yi Zhou
Effectiveness of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Hyperemesis Gravidarum: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Publication Article in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, published July 2021 DOI 10.1155/2021/2731446 PubMed ID 34367299 Dimensions ID pub.1140023186