A study of prebirth acupuncture given in the practices of 14 New Zealand midwives over a four-month period found a 35% reduction in induction rates (43% for primigravidae), 31% reduction in epidurals, 32% reduction in emergency caesarean sections and 9% increase in normal vaginal birth compared to the general population. The most commonly used points were Sanyinjiao SP-6, Zusanli ST-36, Yanglingquan GB-34, Kunlun BL?60 and Hegu L.I.-4. (Acupuncture for prebirth treatment: an observational study of its use in midwifery practice. Medical Acupuncture. 2006; 17:3).