Saturday, February 19, 2011

How To Use Acupressure for Birth: Accessing points

If you wanted to use acupressure to help support labor, which points would you use, and How? The technique of application is just as important as which points are used; simply rubbing your finger over a point for a moment or two while talking about the weather is not apt to get much effect.

Let's examine some basic principles of acupressure in this posting and in the next, we'll look at two primary points that can help improve effectiveness of contractions and support labor to progress.

SEE WITH YOUR FINGERS: Acupressure points are located in slightly different places on each person. When searching for a point, imagine "seeing" with your fingers more than with your eyes. Feel for an energetic opening in the location of that point. It may feel like a dip in the tissue that draws your finger in. It may feel warm, ...


In August, 2010, doctors attempted to save Kate Ogg's two pound baby after its premature delivery. Their efforts proved unsuccessful, and the 27 week old baby was declared dead.

Kate took the baby and wrapped him up in a towel, cuddling and holding him against her skin. Two hours later the baby began showing signs of life.

At first, those present mistook the movements as a reflex action, but the baby began breathing normally, even opening his eyes and reaching up to grasp his mother's finger.

Her husband commented: "'She instinctively did what she did. If she hadn't done that, Jamie probably wouldn't be here.'"