Acupressure to reduce labor pain. Debra Betts (PHD)

This section contains information on using acupressure points to help women prepare for labour, to use as pain relief during labour, to assist with after pains and establish breast feeding.

These acupressure points can be used by women and their support people to encourage the body's optimal response during labour, promoting an efficient labour and recovery.

This section contains information on using acupressure points to help women prepare for labour, to use as pain relief during labour, to assist with after pains following labour and establish breast feeding. These acupressure points can be used by women and their support people to encourage the body's optimal response during labour, promoting an efficient labour and recovery. CLICK PHOTO TO SEE POINT LOCATION VIDEOS.

ABOUT DEBRA BETTS.

Debra has a background in nursing and graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. Returning to New Zealand she established a private practice specialising in pregnancy and women’s health care.

She began specifically developing and teaching acupuncture courses to midwives in 1997. This led to the publication of articles on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in obstetric practice in 1999 and her book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” in 2006, with subsequent translations into German and French. Debra completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014 through the University of Western Sydney and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Programmes for an online Masters course through New Zealand School Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also a clinical supervisor at a hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic Wellington New Zealand, and lectures internationally on the use of acupuncture in obstetric care.

 

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