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Natural Pain Relief: Benefits of Alternative Medicine during Natural Birth

Updated on July 11, 2011
Acupuncture, homeopathy and bioenergy as a natural pain relief during natural birth
Acupuncture, homeopathy and bioenergy as a natural pain relief during natural birth

If you have decided to have natural birth and looking for a natural pain relief, you might consider alternative medicine.

Three alternative medicine techniques mostly used as a natural pain relief during contractions and to ease some pregnancy side effects are:

  • acupuncture,

  • homeopathy and

  • bioenergy.


Acupuncture is 4000 years old Chinese technique used to treat many conditions and diseases. During the acupuncture treatment special acupuncture points are treated. Acupuncture is mostly used to decrease nausea in the first part of the pregnancy. In the second part of the pregnancy it is used as a preparation for birth.

Preparation for birth consists of the two parts:

  1. Increasing the blood flow in the lower part of stomach, uterus and placenta. The cervix becomes softer and more elastic, which makes the birth less painful.
  2. From week 38, special acupuncture points are treated in order to have more regular and less painful contractions.

Those two actions are coordinated to make the birth easier.

The first stage of the birth lasts much shorter and is less painful. Women feel slight straining, but they don’t experience it as a pain or discomfort.

Second stage of the birth (complete dilation and pushing) lasts much shorter. Women who used acupuncture as a natural pain relief and preparation for birth said that this part lasted much shorter and they had more energy to give birth to their babies. They handled the natural birth easier.

Acupuncture can be used to eliminate many side effects of pregnancy. The most important advice, in case you decide to use acupuncture, is to check the references of the treating doctor. He/she has to be qualified and well experienced to benefit you.


Homeopathy is a system of curing diseases which enables the self healing processes in the body. The main principal of homeopathy is improving the immune system and allowing the body to deal with its condition by itself.

Homeopathy is very often used during pregnancy, because it doesn’t have any side effects or contraindications. Homeopathy is applied on every single problem that can occur during pregnancy. It can be used to help conception, prevent nausea or as a natural pain relief during natural birth.

Every woman has her own pain threshold and experience things and problems individually. Homeopath will prescribe her the homeopathy remedy made exactly for her and her specific problems. The key word is individuality and personal approach to every pregnant woman. This is why it is very important to have detailed conversation with your doctor homeopath, to get exactly what you need.

Homeopathy is extremely helpful during birth, because it decreases the fear of birth. Depending on specific condition every woman will find herself into, she will get specific remedy. One homeopathy remedy will treat panic and the other will decrease the blood pressure. Homeopathy remedies also help during birth, by speeding up the one that goes to slow (slow dilation) and on the other side slowing down the one that goes too fast.

The ultimate result is as pleasant and short birth as it can be with decreased pain during contractions and pushing.

The most important homeopathy remedies are those for decreasing pain. They don’t act as classical medicine cures, which eliminate the pain completely. Homeopathy remedies act on the pain source, decreasing the cause of the pain. Homeopathy helps women dilate much faster and have less painful contractions and birth in general.

Homeopathy remedies are made of plant, mineral and animal sources. They are completely natural and non toxic. They activate our natural energy and immune system and help us fight the disease and pain lot easier.


Bioenergy is another alternative medicine treatment that enables self healing processes of the body. Bioenergy healing can also help during different stages of conception and pregnancy. It can help you regulate your hormones and conceive a child. Later, bioenergy can increase uterine blood flow and prepare the uterine lining for implantation.

Pregnant women, who went through bioenergy treatments don’t have any nausea and have more energy during pregnancy. When a woman starts giving birth, bioenergy healing will speed it up and making the dilation much easier.

If you started having contractions and your water still hasn’t broken, bioenergy healing during birth will help it break up naturally, without very often used medical interventions.

No matter which one of those techniques you choose as a natural pain relief, be sure you know the person you are working with very well. He/she had to be very experienced and have excellent reference. It is better if you have a history of treatments during pregnancy, because bioenergist will benefit you more during natural birth.

Just knowing that you have some help, in the form of bioenergy treatment or homeopathy remedy, you will be less afraid of natural birth and pain. You will automatically be more relaxed and mentally in a better state to handle the natural birth without any complications.


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    • EmmaMedu profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      mojefballa, you're wellcome. Sometimes natural cures are much more efficient than classic medicine and women should seek for that kind of advice and help more often. This is definitely better for the baby as there are no any side effects.

    • mojefballa profile image

      Ikeji Chinweuba 

      9 years ago from Nigeria

      Useful information that really widen my view on the natural pain relief.Thanks for sharing this.

    • EmmaMedu profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      heliaqu, alternative techniques are very helpful, especially because they help in a natural way, without classic medications. And that is very important for, mostly for the baby.

    • heliaqu profile image


      10 years ago

      thank you for this hub. very helpful.

      great tips. heres another natural medicine i found very helpful

    • EmmaMedu profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      thank you very much for your comments

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile image


      10 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Great tips...

    • thevoice profile image


      10 years ago from carthage ill

      beautiful beautiful hub love the pregant look thanks


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