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Acupressure Massage DIY For Childbirth

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Using acupressure to alleviate pain during childbirth

Acupressure helps with coping and handling contractions and is still one of the few things I always recommend to expectant parents to explore in preparation for labour and childbirth.

 

The birthing body knows how to birth. It is an ancient and innate ability dating back 40,000 years. Yet, managing contractions requires emotional and physical support throughout.

 

Acupressure during labour can provide one very important aspect of this physical support in this most unique and extraordinary of physical challenges; bringing your baby into the world.

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Acupressure for labour

 

The following are helpful acupressure points to alleviate Childbirth pains. Apply firm but gentle pressure to the following points: please follow this link to Debra Betts' Birth Preparation using Acupressure - Optimising your bodies beneficial responses - She has FREE Videos to help you find them correctly. Below are some of ours.

 

*Do not use these points if you are pregnant but not yet in

your 37th week or over, as these can induce labour.

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Isabelle and her team are amazing. They provide chair massage therapy at our offices and we are guaranteed a moment of bliss! Isabelle always helps in getting rid of some tight knots on my back. Very grateful for Katoka, they provide an outstanding service.

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GALLBLADDER MERIDIAN
Shoulder Well or Jian jing - GB21

Located at the highest spot of the muscle when you bring your thumb and index finger together. Relax your fingers and grip this point with the thumb and index finger or simply press down on the point. Apply firm pressure and massage.

 

Partner's Tips: Once you have located GB21. You can press down using both of your elbows at the same time! One on the left-hand side, one on the right-hand side. Always check the pressure is right by asking your partner initially.

 

Clinically used for stress, facial pain, headaches, toothaches, and neck pain.

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LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN
Joining Valley or Hegu - LI4

Located at the highest spot of the muscle when you bring your thumb and index finger together. Relax your fingers and grip this point with the thumb and index finger of your other hand. Press down your thumb, using your index finger in your palm as leverage. Apply firm pressure and massage.

 

Partner's Tips: Take your partner's left hand with your right hand or their right hand with your left hand so to locate the highest spot of the muscle. Press down your thumb using your index finger in the palm of their hand as leverage. Check the pressure with your partner.

 

Clinically used for stress, facial pain, headaches, toothaches, and neck pain.

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BLADDER MERIDIAN
Second Bone Crevice or Ci liao - BL32

Located midway between the dimples above the buttocks and the lumbar spine. It lies approximately one thumb width on either side of the spine and about one of your lady's index finger length, above the top of the buttock crease. Press down on both points at the same time applying firm pressure and massage.

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SPLEEN MERIDIAN
Three Yin Intersection or San yin jiao - SP6

Find the top of the ankle, on the inside of the leg with the opposite hand. Place your pinky just above the inner-ankle and rest the four fingers width up the inner-ankle.

 

Place the thumb of your other hand just above the main crease of your index finger. Simply press down on the point. Apply firm pressure and massage the area for 4-5 seconds at a time behind the Tibia bone. Repeat

 

Partner's Tips: It should be the width of your lady's hand! Her measurements, not yours. Clinically used for urological, pelvic disorders, insomnia, and menstrual cramps.

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