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.
Nausea and Vomiting during Labour
This point is three of the women's finger widths above the transverse crease of
the inner wrist. It lies directly between the two tendons felt here. (The tendons
of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis).
This can be used for mild feelings of nausea through to vomiting.
Place pressure on the point and hold until the symptoms are relieved, usually within
five minutes. You can use pressure on both wrists or only one, whatever is more
practical at the time.
It is possible to buy a wristband to help apply pressure to this point. They are
available through chemists and have plastic buttons on them to place pressure over
the acupressure point.
Alternately you can make your own. Form a wrist band with elastic, and sew onto
it a rounded button. Wear it with the rounded edge pressing into your skin. Take
care that once in place the pressure exerted on the acupressure point through the
button is firm but not uncomfortable.