Maternity acupressure has been used for thousands of years with a great history of success for many women. Acupressure follows the same lines as acupuncture but without the needles. Acupressure and acupuncture are being used more frequently now for a whole range of ailments, and relaxation techniques. Even scientific doctors are now starting to believe in benefits that acupressure can bring.
Acupressure involves the basic principle that by pressing or massaging certain points on the body, you can alter and balance the flow of Qi (energy) Due to this, acupressure can be used for many pregnancy ailments including morning sickness and back pain.
Acupressure can also be used to help ease the pain during labor, and if you're baby is overdue certain maternity acupressure points can also be located and massaged to help start contractions and induce labor. This really shouldn't be done until your pregnancy is full term though. Most experts class a pregnancy at full term by 36 weeks, but acupressure to induce labor should be left until your due date has passed and you are classed as 'overdue'.
Maternity acupressure has a good success history, and is safe for mother and baby as long as it is used correctly. Finding the exact pressure point isn't always easy and knowing how to manipulate that point in the right way is also needed for success. The definitive on-line resource for maternity acupressure is by Dr Lena Leino .
It's fantastic way to learn all of the pressure points. It gives instructional diagrams and you can also watch videos with clear instructional narration.
Acupressure Points For Nausea
Certain pressure points may be hard to find and it is always best to view acupressure charts or diagrams that actually show the points in clear detail.
Pressure Points To Induce Labor
Acupressure Points To Help Ease Labor Pain
Many more Mums to be are turning to alternative methods of pain relief during pregnancy, but you must find out the correct pressure points or this just won't work properly. Get yourself a good set of instructions with picture guides as to where the acupressure points are located. If you don't fancy doing it yourself, then you could always find a local qualified acupressure specialist.
If you would like to have an all natural pregnancy and avoid the need for drugs and medical intervention then maternity acupressure could be just for you. Click Here to find out more, or you could visit your local holistic practitioner for more details.
Return from maternity acupressure to the childbirth page.
Visit the New baby and beyond homepage.
Add us to Facebook to follow
new content, and tell your
friends all about
New Baby & Beyond!
Top 10 Pages
Check out what most people are reading on New Baby & Beyond
Gender selection methods
How to conceive a girl
Irish christening gowns
Ask us a question
Ashley Spencer gender selection
What does a new baby need?
Symptoms of ovulation
Check out these great books on topics from conception to birth and beyond!
Need some help to get pregnant? Try a Pregnancy Miracle!
Plan your family by choosing the gender of your next baby - Boy or girl? You choose!
Overdue baby? Worried about pain in childbirth? Try Acupressure!