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.
NZ Reg. Nurse, Lic Acupuncture British College,
Dip Ac, BHSc ( Acupuncture)
With a background in nursing Debra graduated with a Diploma in Acupuncture from
the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. Returning to New Zealand in 1991 she
established a private practice specialising in pregnancy and women’s health care.
She began specifically developing and teaching acupuncture courses to midwives in
1997. This led to the publication of articles on the subject of the use of acupuncture
in obstetric practice in 1999, the publication of her book "The Essential Guide
to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth" in 2006 and the oppertuntiy to
lecture internationally on the use of obstetric acupuncture.
She currently acts as a supervisor for the New Zealand School of Acupuncture at
the Lower Hutt hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic, while undertaking her PhD
examining the effect of acupuncture on threatened miscarrige.
Debra and her husband live in Wellington, New Zealand and have three children. The
youngest two were natural deliveries, using the techniques outlined in her acupressure
- Original illustrations
- Sourced illustrations
Reproduced with permission from A Manual of Acupuncture, Peter Deadman and Mazin