Acupuncture can be a great alternative for pain relief medication during birth. Research has found that the insertion of needles in certain acupoints or acupuncture points and areas of the body produce a cascade effect of substances that reduce pain, reduce inflammation and reduce stress, because of this, women can benefit from the use of Acupuncture. Acupuncture can be one of the coping strategies available during her birthing time. Recently lots of births end up in C-sections because of failure to progress. Acupuncture can also help to kick start contractions if the progress has slowed down. It is also helpful for fever, high blood pressure and water retention during birth.