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Labor Acupressure

Updated on June 25, 2008
Inducing Labor Naturally with Acupressure
Inducing Labor Naturally with Acupressure

Labor Acupressure: Inducing Labor Naturally with Acupressure

By the time you have reached your ninth month of pregnancy, you might feel exhausted and just want your baby to be born. There are many remedies, methods, and even medicines that have been used throughout the ages to induce labor. Some of these labor inducing remedies, however, come with risks. One of the natural ways to induce labor naturally is Labor Acupressure. This holistic method is esteemed above other inducing methods for it contains no side effects or risks.

Labor Acupressure: What is Labor Acupressure?

Labor Acupressure is an all natural method that may be used to induce labor in women who have passed their due dates, to reduce the pain associated with labor, or to help to speed up a labor that is progressing slowly.

Labor Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, only acupressure uses the pressure of the fingers and thumbs as opposed to using needles. Thus, the acupressure points for labor are the same than those used in acupuncture for labor, only the means of stimulating the points differs. Because acupressure uses only thumbs and fingertips, and application of pressure on specific spots along your skin, labor acupressure could be used at home to self induce labor. During labor, one could be used by supporting partner to give relief from labor pains. One of the best features of labor acupressure is that it is very effective at inducing labor in pregnant women, as well as reducing the pain often associated with labor.

Labor Acupressure: What Are the Best Labor Acupressure points?

Labor Acupressure points such as “Adjoining Valley”, “Shoulder Well” and “Big and High” are associated with using Acupressure for Labor.

In Adjoining Valley, the points used in acupressure will stimulate the large intestine meridian. To apply acupressure, you will first locate the area between the thumb and forefinger. In the area known as webbing, press firmly. The correct area will feel tender. Applying pressure to Adjoining Valley is also useful during labor.

The Shoulder Well is another great acupressure point to use during labor. You will be applying pressure to the area where the shoulder muscle is at its highest point. To locate the area, use four fingers and measure from the joint of your shoulder, moving in towards your neck. This area will be very tender, and is also effective for managing pain during labor and delivery.

The Big and High point is located directly above the back of your heel. It is between the Achilles’ Tendon and your ankle. Apply pressure directly to this spot for the most benefits.

By using Labor Acupressure, you can rest assured that your labor will progress much better than without this safe and effective natural method.

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