Acupuncutre is an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Due to ist pain-relieving, harmonizing, relaxing and stimulating effect it is a perfect addition to academic medicine.
In my midwife practice acupuncture is often used to treat discomfort during pregnancy and the prenatal phase.
Acupuncture in case of abatement is covered by health insurance. Prenatal acupuncture is offered free-of-charge.