Labor and Birth
Acupressure

What is labor acupressure and how is it performed?

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06/10/2007

Acupressure during labor is very useful in managing labor pains. Acupressure can be used to prepare expectant mother’s body for labor, too. Stimulation of specific acupressure points helps the cervix to ripen and the baby to engage. Some other pressure points stimulate contractions. What is great is that labor acupressure doesn’t overstimulate your body and it’s easy to use. Because acupressure is merely applying pressure on specific spots on your skin, with basic instructions you can use it safely at home to encourage the labor to start naturally. There is at least one step-by-step labor acupressure guide available online at http://www.MaternityAcupressure.com. Not acupuncture, ACUPRESSURE. Through research, I found out that it is when you push different pressure points throughout the body and it is also used to aid in the pain of labor. I would like to know what spots these are so that I may use them while I'm in labor as I do not plan to have any meds administered to me. The acupuncture is the science of placing very special needles at specifice pressure and nerve points. With labor its place to alleviate the pain of birth. Call an acupuncturist in your phone book and ifs there's not one listed look into chiropactors, some of them may know one or perform it themselves.