Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy Childbirth

Published by
The Journal of Chinese Medicine
First published May 2006
Edited by
Peter Deadman and Inga Heese
Hardback, 320 pages
8 pages of colour photographs with 40 illustrations

Twenty-Four chapters on the treatment of women through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, including;

Miscarriage, nausea & vomiting, heartburn, constipation, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, vulval varicosities, urinary tract infections, fatigue & exhaustion, musculoskeletal conditions, anaemia, insomnia, anxiety & depression, vaginal discharge & itching, itching of the skin, sinusitis, hypertension (PIH), oedema, small-for-dates babies, breech & posterior positions, prebirth treatments, induction, intrauterine death, labour & delivery, acupressure in labour and postnatal treatment.

There are also chapters that detail published research for pregnancy related conditions and in depth  Western & Chinese dietary advice.

Appendices include :

Glossaries of  Western and Chinese medicine terminology

A pictorial representation of pregnancy and birth 

Medical tests carried out through pregnancy

Fully illustrated guide to location and needling of all points discussed in the text.

"What Debra Betts does so skillfully in this book is distil all the knowledge we have available to us from written history into a practical compilation of what has actually worked in practice for her patients. The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth presents its entirely practical and usable information in a succinct, simple and elegant form which is easy to access and in language which is easy to read."

Jane Lyttleton