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.
This point lies in depression found in the top one third of the sole of the foot.
It can be easily located as a depression formed when the foot is placed in planter
flexion (by pulling the toes towards the sole of the foot).
The support person can place strong pressure in this depression with their knuckle,
pushing inwards and upwards towards the big toe.
This acupressure point has a useful relaxing effect and can be used at any time
during labour. It has been noted as being especially useful effective in producing
a calming effect during transition. It is easily accessed at this time if the woman
is positioned on her knees.
This acupressure point is especially useful during a labour where there are feelings
of panic (for example, going into a labour with a unpleasant previous birth experience).
This acupressure point can also be utilized by placing a seasickness band over the
foot so that the plastic press button lies over the point. In this way the point
is stimulated as the women walks around during labour.