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Acupressure?

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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 Has anyone ever tryed the acupressure to induce labor? what are all the pressure points?

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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kodidawn
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM

 

anyone??? BUMP

ChristineSellsT
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM

I thought there was one in your ankle - thats what a friend told me once. It was the reason why she couldn't get a pedicure.

cdeleon76
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

I would like to know myselfbump

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stormcris
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Found this for you:

Hoku - This point can be found on the top of your hand in the webbing between your thumb and index finger. Press on an angle underneath the bone that connects with the index finger. To stimulate contractions, rub the point. This point can be used for pain relief with steady pressure during contractions.

Spleen 6 - On the inside of the ankle, trace up four of mother's finger widths above the ankle bone. Rub for about 1 minute.

Bladder 32 - This point is halfway between the dimple in the buttocks and the spine. You can find it by tracing up one of the mother's finger width's above the top of the buttocks crease. You should feel a small depression where the point lies.

Tips on Finding Pressure Points

Pressure points are naturally sensitive and feel to the mother like you are touching a bruise. Try the spot several times with varying pressure to find it. If your labor partner or doula is using the points, the mother can provide feedback when they have reached the right place since it will be more sensitive. If it is especially painful, ease up a bit on the pressure.


Read more: Pressure Points to Induce Labor: Pressure points that may help you to naturally induce your labor. - http://pregnancychildbirth.suite101.com/article.cfm/pressure_points_to_induce_labor#ixzz0C7xMTyOF
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