At New Leaf Acupuncture, Dublin, we love introducing our mums-to-be to the ‘Natural Pain Relief in Labour’ acupressure points. As well as reducing pain, they promote a more efficient labour and reduce the likelihood of an induction being needed.
How good is that? Less pain AND less time in labour.
As part of our Pre-Birth Acupuncture care, a series of gentle treatments in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare women for childbirth, we teach the parents-to-be how to apply acupressure in order to:
help cervix dilation
promote the descending action to aid the first and second stages of labour
stimulate uterine contractions
stimulate the release of endorphins during contractions
produce a calming effect during transition
provide general pain relief in labour
Feedback suggests that pre-birth acupuncture and acupressure offers a range of positive effects in labour that goes beyond reducing the time spent in labour, with midwives reporting a reduced rate of medical intervention.
RESEARCH NEWS: A recent study carried out in Sweden has found that acupressure at Sanyinjiao SP-6 (the inner calf point featured on this app) can significantly reduce pain during the active phase of labour. See the link for full details: Acupressure to reduce labor pain: a randomized con…
[Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010] – PubMed res
More information on our Pregnancy Care treatments can be found here.