Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregancy and Childbirth

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Point Location

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).

Acupressure Technique

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.

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