Reached your due date and don’t want to take ptocin or have a forced c-section?  Acupuncture may be able to encourage delivery.  We use a standard protocol needling points in the sacrum, the innervation of the uterus, to induce contractions.  We add a little electro-stimulation to strongly encourage as well as several other points to relax the cervix and promote contraction and downward movement.  In China, they treat daily until delivery.  In our clinic, we try to do daily treatments, but often its every other day for 2-5 treamtents.  Our success rate is 70%.