Achieve the Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Period of Your Dreams
Throughout this course, you will learn how to effectively utilize acupressure as a tool to keep yourself comfortable and healthy and have a more positive birth experience!
What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is the application of pressure to a certain point on the body, called acupoints, that is usually done by the fingers, hands, knuckles, elbows or blunt-tip objects. This pressure provides the body with natural healing resources to reduce discomfort, pain and aim at healing the body.
How Can I Help My Partner?
Throughout pregnancy, the body goes through many different changes. Some can be uncomfortable and have undesirable effects on a pregnant woman. Acupressure has the power to help the body heal and reduce the pain of many of these discomforts!
This course will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to help her solve problems like:
- Lower back pain and sciatica
- Nausea and vomiting
- Digestive complaints - heartburn, constipation, etc.
- Hip Pain
- Cervical dilation and to establish contractions to get labor started
- Contraction pain
- Malposition of fetus
- Stalled labor
- Cervical lips during the transition phase of active labor
- Low milk supply
- Baby blues
- Uterine prolapse
- AND MORE!
You will confidently learn the protocols for all of these conditions, how to do acupressure, where to locate the points and how it all works together.
Research Studies on Acupressure During Pregnancy
A single blind randomized clinical trial was performed on 120 eligible nulliparas women who were at the beginning of active phase of labor (3-4 cm dilatation of cervix plus proper uterine contractions). One group received acupressure massage at Spleen 6 acupoint and the other group received a simple touch on the point.
- The mean duration of active phase was shorter in group that received acupressure on Spleen 6.
- There was a significantly lower c-section rate in the group that received acupressure.
- The severity of pain in the case group was less than the control group.
- There was a reduced chance of the necessity of pitocin and when needed, the amount was less.
- Conclusion: Acupressure at Sanyinjiao point (SP6) reduced the duration and severity of pain of the active phase of labor, cesarean section rates, and necessity and amount of oxytocin.
Disclaimer: Please don't attempt acupressure on a pregnant woman until you've been trained by a licensed acupuncturist to do so. There are points that are not advisable until after 37 weeks gestation and can be dangerous to do before that time.