Acupressure for Pain Relief in Labour, Labour Preparation and when a Medical Induction is required
Research reports acupressure as beneficial in labour and reduces caesarean sections. It has also been reported to reduce the need for epidurals and caesarean sections when used as part of an antenatal intervention.(1,2)
‘Top Tips' from promoting acupressure use in pregnancy over the past 25 years:
The videos below demonstrate the point location while the PDF's under these videos explain how to use these points. There are handouts for birth preparation and when labour is going be induced, use during labour for pain relief and information on stimulating these points for yourself. This self-stimulation may be especially relevant in this time of Covid 19 if you have limited access to your support people.
PDF's you can download
Acupressure online classes for women and thier support people now available. Registration required as limited numbers to ensure an optimal online experience.
To be sent your Zoom link.
Acupressure for Labour Preperation: Wednesday June 24th 7.30 pm Register here
Acupressure for Pain Relief in Labour: Wednesday July 1st 7.30 pm Register here
Acupressure for Labour Preperation: Wednesday June 8th 7.30 pm Register here
Cost: Aust $20 for each couple/support group
Telehealth Consutations for Acupressure in labour and Marternity care using AcuPoint Stimulation
It is now possible to book a one on one oneline acupressure session with Debra
Or you are welcome to to email Debra
You questions or comments on using this Telehealth care are welcome on this Face Book Page
The times in this booking system are for New Zealand- if you are overseas, just click World Clock Meeting Planner to enter a date, your location and use Wellington New Zeland to view a list of comparable times that would suit you.
Please note: This booking system asks for Visa or Master card details that are then activated (with a receipt), following your consult. If you wish to use internet banking please e-mail me and I will make your appointment and issue your receipt manually.
1 Smith CA, Collins CT, Levett KM, Armour M, Dahlen HG, Tan AL, Mesgarpour B. (2020) Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management during labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009232. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009232.pub2
2 Levett, Kate M., Smith, C.A., Bensoussan, A. & Dahlen, H.G. (2016). Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour. BMJ Open, 2016 Jul 12;6(7):e010691. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010691.