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Cephalic Version by Acupuncture for Breech Presentation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier:
First received: December 22, 2008
Last updated: October 19, 2015
Last verified: December 2008

We want to study the efficiency of acupuncture for cephalic version of breech presentation during pregnancy.

Several randomized studies show that acupuncture may be useful in version of breech presentation, but none with a sham.

Protocol :

  • Inclusion of patients with fetus in breech presentation at 32-34 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Randomization. First group : acupuncture by stimulation of "67 Bladder" point.Second group : stimulation of "45 Stomach" point (sham).
  • Ultrasonographic control of presentation at 35 weeks.

Condition Intervention
Breech Presentation
Other: Acupuncture stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Cephalic Version by Acupuncture for Breech Presentation.

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cephalic or breech presentation (ultrasonographic control at 35 weeks of pregnancy) [ Time Frame: 35 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • general outcomes about external cephalic version, delivery and neonates [ Time Frame: 35 weeks ]

Enrollment: 259
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Stimulation of "67 Bladder" point
Other: Acupuncture stimulation
Acupuncture by stimulation of "67 Bladder" point
Sham Comparator: 2
Stimulation of "45 Stomach" point (sham)
Other: Acupuncture stimulation
Acupuncture stimulation of "45 Stomach" point (sham)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Single pregnancy at 32-34 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Fetus in breech presentation.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Twins.
  • Story of preterm birth or any preterm birth risk
  • Fetal malformations, abnormal karyotype
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00813683

Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital SIHCUS - CMCO, 19 rue Louis Pasteur
Schiltigheim, France, 67303
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Principal Investigator: Romain FAVRE, MD Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier: NCT00813683     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3993
Study First Received: December 22, 2008
Last Updated: October 19, 2015

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Acupuncture, moxybustion,
Cephalic version,
Breech presentation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breech Presentation
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on May 23, 2017