What is Acupressure?
Acupressure reduces any emotional or physical discomfort a person may be having by applying firm pressure with your thumbs or index fingers on specific areas of the body. It is an energetic-based medicine that dates back from China about 2500BC. Acupressure is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment for pregnancy discomforts and baby positioning.
How Does Acupressure Work?
Based on the Chinese Meridian theory, Acupressure works by unblocking and restoring the flow of “Qi or Energy” in the human body. Applying pressure to certain Acupressure points on the body will unblock and restore the energy flow in the meridian. The person should notice an immediate improvement in their discomfort level.
Acupressure Pregnancy Benefits:
Minimizes pregnancy aches, pains and discomforts such as:
- Morning Sickness
- Low Back Pain/ Sciatica
- Hemorrhoids (demonstrated in photo above)
- Pelvic Pain
- Anxiety and Depression
Acupressure Laboring Benefits:
- Breech Position
- High Station Baby While in Labor
- Failure to Progress
- Re-Establishing Contractions
- Anxiety During Transition
- Helps facilitate a more efficient and less painful labor in order to help promote an unmedicated natural childbirth experience.
Acupressure Postpartum Benefits:
Reduces postpartum discomforts to have an overall better postpartum experience.
If you are looking for a drug-free solution and less invasive way to counter act pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum discomforts Acupressure is an ideal technique to achieve your birth plan. I am birth Doula DONA certified in Acupressure. I do believe these techniques can aid a laboring mother to achieve her ideal, natural birth plan!