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LABOR MASSAGE Pressure points
Common pressure points to induce labor or start labor in the natural way (With doctors orders):
Spleen 6 Point
San Yin Jiao (SP6) is commonly used for urological, pelvic disorders, insomnia, and menstrual cramps. San Yin Jiao (SP6) is located on the inside of your leg, just above your ankle. To find this point, (1) locate the highest peak of the ankle then (2) four finger widths up your leg, apply deep pressure slightly behind the bone (tibia) and massage the area for 4-5 seconds. A precaution for this point: San Yin Jiao (SP6) should not be used in pregnancy because this point may induce labor.
Pericardium 8 Point
Acupressure Pericardium 8 Point is the second pressure point that is helpful for inducing labor. The Pericardium 8 (PC 8) Point is located in the middle of the Palm. Find the exact place for Acupressure Pericardium 8 Point by bending your Middle Finger and land it on your Palm. Find the PC 8 Point in between the second and third metacarpal bones. Apply light pressure with Thumb of your other hand and massage the area for a few seconds.
Bladder 32 Point
Acupressure Bladder 32 Point is a very effective pressure point to get help to induce labor and other related problems. The Bladder 32 Point is situated at buttocks. You can find the exact location for Acupressure Bladder 32 Point is in the dimple of the buttocks. The Acupressure Bladder 32 Point can be recognized as shown in the picture above. As you find the Bladder 32 Point, apply firm pressure on the point and move vertically up to buttock. Repeat the massage for a few minutes. Applying pressure and massaging the Acupressure Bladder 32 Point will help in inducing labor as well as in resolving many gynecological problems & infections.
Bladder 67 Point
Acupressure Bladder 67 Point is also useful pressure point to solve labor related problems. The Bladder 67 Point is located on your little toe. Some people call it Pinky toe. Find the exact spot of Acupressure Bladder 67 Point on the Edge of the Little Toe outside the nail. As you find the Bladder 67 Point as displayed in the above picture, apply firm pressure with your Thumb and Index Finger. It can be said a pinch on little toe. But must remember that the pinch should not create pain in toe. Applying pressure on Bladder 67 Point will help to bring the baby lower for birth.
Large Intestine 4 Point
Acupressure Large Intestine 4 Point is the most common point in Acupressure therapy which help to relieve many pains, aches, problems in Human Body. The Large Intestine 4 (LI 4) Point is located in between the Thumb and Index Finger. You can easily find out the exact place for Acupressure LI 4 Point in the webbing of Index Finger and Thumb as shown in the picture above. Find the Large Intestine 4 Point and apply gentle pressure on it with thumb of your other hand. Massaging the LI 4 Point for a few moments will be beneficial in relieving labor pain.
Kidney 1 Point
Acupressure Kidney 1 Point is also helpful point for relaxing the mind from anxiety during labor. The Kidney 1 Point is situated in the Sole of the Foot. The exact place of Acupressure Kidney 1 Point is in the middle of the upper side on Sole of the foot. You can recognize the Kidney 1 Point same as shown in the above picture. Apply firm pressure on Acupressure Kidney 1 Point for a few seconds. Applying proper pressure on the Kidney 1 Point to get relief from anxiety and emotional stress during labor pain. The kidney 1 Point also relieves over thinking, insomnia disorders and many other problems.
Gallbladder 21 Point
Acupressure Gallbladder 21 Point is very effective for relaxing shoulders during labor induction. The Gallbladder 21 (GB 21) Point is located on the peak of the shoulder and a little far from neck. You can exactly locate the Acupressure Gallbladder 21 Point on both shoulders as shown in the picture above. Remember that while you are applying pressure on Gallbladder 21 Point, you must massage the point(s) downwards. Applying gentle pressure on Gallbladder 21 Point will be helpful in to relax the mother during labor pain. Massaging the Gallbladder 21 Point will also relieve Headache and Muscle stress.
Liver 3 Point
Acupressure Liver 3 Point is very useful pressure point for lower back pain. The Liver 3 Point is situated on the foot and in between the big toe and second toe. You can easily find the Acupressure Liver 3 Point at 2-3 centimeters distance from the place where big toe and second toe skin. The exact location of the Liver 3 Point can be recognized as displayed in the picture above. Apply pressure with your Thumb on the Liver 3 Point to get relief in lower back pain during labor. Stimulating the Acupressure Liver 3 Point is also beneficial in insomnia, anxiety, menstrual cramps etc.
Bladder 60 Point
Acupressure Bladder 60 Point one of the most useful pressure point to ease labor pain & child birth process. The Bladder 60 Point is located on your leg near the Ankle. The exact spot of Acupressure Bladder 60 Point lies in between the Ankle and muscle of Achilles. Find the Bladder 60 Point as shown in the picture above. Apply light pressure on the Bladder 60 Point with your Thumb and massage around the point for a few minutes. Applying pressure on Acupressure Bladder 60 Point will help to make the labor process (childbirth) & labor pain easy and reduces obstruction. Massaging the Bladder 60 Point with appropriate pressure is also beneficial for relieving Ankle swelling, backache and dizziness.