Acupressure can be very helpful during labor and has been effectively used by millions of people for thousands of years. These holistic and non-invasive techniques are practiced throughout the world.
Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique based on the same principle as acupuncture. The only difference is that it uses a finger and thumb to stimulate certain points instead of needles. This particular point or acupoint is located along a line called the meridian that runs along the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine theory divides the body into 14 meridians. It is believed that the point of acupressure or acupoint is a higher energy concentration area and most of them are along the meridian. Acupressure techniques involve the use of fingers or hands to apply gentle pressure, but firmly for acupoints, which stimulate the ability of natural self-centatives.
Acupressure is known to be useful for a large number of health related problems and can also be very helpful before and during labor, especially as a natural way to carry labor and relieve labor pain. Certain acupoint stimulation has been scientifically proven very effectively related to labor pain and total length of delivery time. Acupressure has been known to increase the release of endorphins that are very effective in relieving pain.
Using this technique is actually nothing more than pushing the body to work more efficiently. There are certain points that can be pressed to help release endorphins, relieve labor pain, widen the cervix, increase contraction efficiency, improve body performance and promote positive feelings.
Unlike induction of medical labor and relieving pain involving certain risks for mothers and infants, acupressure is truly safe because there are no drugs introduced into the body.
The benefits of using acupressure before and during labor:
eliminate effective labor pain
inducing labor naturally
Encourage regular contractions
Ease of baby delivery and placenta
Keep Mother calm and relaxed
Play the posterior baby
Stop nausea and vomit
maximizing probability has a problem-free problem and natural
Above all, this technique is also very easy to master and can be used without previous knowledge about traditional Chinese anatomy or treatment. The mother who has used it is very satisfied with the results.