Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD

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A DVD/download is now available which demonstrates acupressure techniques for labour. Perfect for pregnant women and their partners, as well as health professionals working with pregnant women.

For more information on the DVD click here.

The videos from the "Pain Relief in Labour DVD" are also available from the Apple iTunes and Google Play store.

Introduction

The information on this site is to encourage women and practitioners to use acupressure and acupuncture. It is intended to expand the range of treatments offered to women throughout pregnancy and childbirth to promote optimal health during pregnancy and the opportunity for natural childbirth.

The web site is broken down into two sections. These are the acupressure and acupuncture components of treatment.

Acupressure

This section contains information on using acupressure points to help women prepare for labour, to use as pain relief during labour, to assist with after pains and establish breast feeding postnatally. These acupressure points can be used by women and their support people to encourage the body's optimal response to the stresses of labour, promoting an efficient labour and recovery. Here you will find information in the form of:

  • A free downloadable illustrated acupressure booklet and links to youtube videos demonstrating point location
  • Information on using acupressure for problems such as induction and posterior positioned babies
  • Feedback from midwives, women and support people

Acupuncture

This section is intended to provide information about the use of acupuncture treatment during pregnancy. It contains practitioner handouts that are free to download. Under the acupuncture section you will find information on:

  • How acupuncture can be useful in promoting fertility, its use in prompting health during pregnancy, natural labour and postpartum recovery
  • Western medical research on the use of acupuncture in fertility and pregnancy
  • Feedback from midwives on using acupuncture in pregnancy and labour
  • Free downloadable hand outs on the use of acupuncture, dietary therapy and specific advice on optimal foetal positioning and using moxibustion therapy
  • A chapter on breech and posterior positions from my text book for acupuncturists
  • Information about seminars for acupuncturists, midwives and doula‚Äôs including seminars currently available online