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The Contraindicated (Forbidden) Points

The following points have been traditionally considered forbidden to use during the nine months of gestation (pregnancy) with any technique. This is due to their oxytocic effect (ability to induce labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus).

Forbidden Point

Further reading:

Dale RA. The contraindicated (forbidden) points of acupuncture for needling, moxibustion and pregnancy. Am J Acupunct 1997;25(1):51-3.

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