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Acupressure Points for Relieving Labor Pain.
Working on these points can help you get better
quicker. You do not have to use all of these
points. Using just one or two of them whenever
you have a free hand can be effective.
Points (A) -- Shoulder Well
Caution: Do not apply
harsh or sudden pressure on this point. Instead,
gradually apply pressure on pregnant women.
Location: On the top of the shoulder, directly
on the muscle, one to two inches out from the
side of the lower neck.
Benefits: Assists childbirth and relieves pain,
nervousness, irritability, fatigue, shoulder
tension, poor circulation, cold hands and feet.
Points (B) -- Sacral Points
Location: The acupressure points are on the
sacrum (at the base of the spine directly above
the tall bone)
Benefits: help relieve menstrual cramps and
lower-back pain. Two minutes of steady, firm
pressure on these sacral points - by lying down
on your back with your hands, one on top of
the other, under the base of the spine helps
relax the uterus and relieve menstrual cramps.
Points (C) -- Joining the Valley
Location: In the webbing between the thumb and
index finger at the highest spot of the muscle
when the thumb and index finger are brought
close together. Benefits: Relieves labor pain,
constipation, headaches, toothaches, shoulder
pain, and arthritis.
Points (D) -- Reaching Inside
Location: On the outside of the little toe,
at the base of the toenail. Benefits: Used for
difficult labor, mal-position of the fetus,
nasal obstruction, and itchy skin.
Points (E) -- Bigger Stream
Caution: Do not stimulate
this point strongly after the third month of
Location: Midway between the inner protrusions
of the anklebone and the Achilles tendon in
the back of the ankle. Benefits: Relieves labor
pain, swollen feet, fatigue, ankle pain, and