How can acupuncture or acupressure points help through pregnancy and birth?
Acupuncture and acupressure are traditional Chinese medicine techniques that have been used for centuries to promote health and manage pain. In pregnancy and childbirth, these techniques can be used to help ease discomfort, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote relaxation. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy and promote healing. Acupressure, on the other hand, involves applying pressure to these same points with the fingers or hands.
On my podcast the Nurture Hub Pregnancy & Birth Podcast I interviewed Dr Kate Levett who has been studying these complementary therapies during pregnancy & birth for almost 10 years. She has released some groundbreaking studies that support these techniques in birth CLICK HERE to listen to my interview with her.
Some of the ways acupuncture and acupressure can be used during pregnancy and childbirth include: 1. Managing morning sickness: Acupressure on the P6 point on the wrist can help to relieve nausea and vomiting. 2. Managing pain during labor: Acupuncture or acupressure on specific points can help to relieve pain during labor, such as the lower back or sacrum. 3. Promoting relaxation: Acupuncture and acupressure can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can help to promote relaxation and reduce pain during labor. 4. Inducing labor: Acupuncture can be used to stimulate contractions and help to induce labor in women who are overdue. It is important to discuss the use of acupuncture or acupressure with your healthcare provider before using these techniques during pregnancy or childbirth. Additionally, it is important to seek out a licensed and experienced practitioner to ensure the safety and effectiveness of these techniques.
If you would like to learn more about how acupressure points can help you through labour and birth book into a Hypnobirthing Course with me on the Gold Coast HERE or into one of my live online Hypnobirthing courses HERE