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Loredana Zordan

Acupressure For Pregnancy and Birth

  • Speaker: Loredana Zordan , RM, LAc
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Acupressure is the application of pressure to acupuncture points. It originates in ancient traditional Chinese medicine, based on the concept of meridians or channels carrying QI , or energy, throughout the body. In good health Qi moves smoothly, through the channels, however excess, deficiency or blockage of Qi may cause pain and illness.

Acupressure is used as a technique for unblocking these occlusions, and restore good health. The stimulation of these points has effects on blood flow to the uterus, cervical dilatation movement of the baby, release of endorphins and oxytocin helping the mother to relax, promoting physical and emotional wellbeing. Acupressure can be used from 37 weeks to encourage beneficial hormonal responses for labour preparation and encourage the baby to move into an optimal position. Learn more about the results of recent research on the use of acupressure during labour and delivery and how acupressure can be incorporated into your care of clients.