Acupuncture or stabilising exercises as an adjunct to standard treatment offers clear clinical advantages over regular treatment alone for reduction of pain in pregnant women with pelvic girdle discomfort, say the authors. Acupuncture was superior to stabilising exercises in this research, they conclude. Contact: Helen Elden, Midwife, Perinatal Center, Section of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Institute for the Health of Women and Children, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden Tel: +46 31 343 41 75 Email: Click here to see full paper .. Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle discomfort during pregnancy Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and so are effective complements to standard treatment, finds a scholarly study published online by the BMJ.‘The most recent Rasmussen Reports national phone survey demonstrates 44 percent of U.S. Voters are at least somewhat in favor of the reform effort while 53 percent are at least somewhat opposed.’ That’s down from 46 % support two weeks ago or more from 50 % opposition in late June. ‘There exists a large partisan divide on the health care program. Sixty-eight % of Democrats favor it. Nevertheless, the program is opposed by 80 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of those not affiliated with either major party. Most voters who earn significantly less than $40,000 favor the legislation annually. Most who earn much more than that amount are opposed.