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Acupressure : Acupressure Points That Help to Start Labor Naturally

hi I'm Hilary Talbott acupuncture

physician and clinical herbalist coming

to you from Saint Petersburg Florida

today we're going to be discussing

acupressure points that will help start

labor naturally now these can be

effective if you are experiencing

delayed labor you're late

oftentimes we employ acupuncture it at

the due date if the birth has not

happened yet to open up the ligaments

and bones of the hip and sacral area as

well as getting the fetus in the correct

position for birthing and this can begin

a couple days before your projected due

date so these points because they induce

labor our contraindicated when you're

pregnant and not wishing to start labor

so do know that you should not practice

these points until you are close to your

due date the first point is known as

spleen six this point is found three

soon superior to the medial malleolus of

the ankle now three soon is approximate

to one-hand breath and this would be

your own hand breath for measurements so

finding the high point of the malleolus

coming to the other side of the hand

just off the crest of the tibia gentle

pressure to moderate or even heavy

pressure should help to begin lever

another point that is effective for

coursing Chi throughout the entire body

is known as Li for this is a common

pressure point that people often use for

headaches now don't make the mistake of

using this point when you have a

headache and you're pregnant as this

could possibly begin labor prematurely

in order to find this point you locate

it between the first and second

metacarpal bones of the hand at the high

point of the muscle so if you squeeze

the thumb to the pointer finger you find

the high point now pressure is best if

you use your thumb and your pointer

finger one on each side and press firmly

throughout the day this could be very

helpful while walking to begin the

process of labor now there are many

other points that would help with

inducing labor that would be specific to

your body and the patterns of disharmony

that are holding back the process from

happening so I encourage you to find

your local acupuncture physician that is

skilled in treating pregnant women or

dealing with issues of fertility to do

that you can visit a queue finder calm

or the website for the American Board of

Oriental reproductive medicine a B ORM

org I'm Hilary Talbott and that was a

key pressure for starting labor