my practice of acupressure for birth is included in all doula services
As a doula I’m an oxytocin junkie. The “love hormone” promotes relaxation and feelings of calm. These hormones help birth progress quicker and with less pain. Any avenue that can increase oxytocin during birth the easier the birth will be. Acupressure plays into oxytocin response in a profound way.
Acupressure is an age-old practice stemming from traditional China. Derived from acupuncture, which uses needles, acupressure uses finger pressure at certain locations to relieve you of stress and pain.
The therapy works by stimulating different points on the body and maintaining the energy flow throughout the body, removing any blockages in the way.
It is thought to stimulate labor and also help ease pain and discomfort associated with different stages of labor by stimulating the release of endorphin, the natural painkillers of the body
I have been practicing acupressure in the Asheville area for over three years now. I have trained extensively with Asheville’s longest practicing acupuncturist and am in the process of developing a training course to teach other birth workers how to incorporate this invaluable healing modality into their work.
Utilizing relaxation acupressure techniques using traditional wooden acupressure tools while mother labors.
As a doula, my hands and my heart are my most valuable tools I bring to a birth. Equipping my hands with knowledge of acupressure has proven to be my most utilized therapy to aid birthing people. Few skills sets are as versatile as acupressure. I’ve found it to be beneficial during inductions, cesarean births, unmedicated labors, medicated births, and even postpartum. With just some light pressure on certain points of the body I’m able to ease nausea, calm anxiety, and even relieve pressure off the womb.
Call or email me today to schedule your free consultation and find out how this unique therapy can enhance your birth experience! (828) 778-1889 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, alongside my husband who is an acupuncturist, we have developed an online course, Acupressure for Birth, to train birth workers and supportive partners in acupressure therapy. If you’re interested in taking our e-course please follow the link here for more info. If you’re interested in us teaching a workshop for your practice- please email email@example.com. Stay on the lookout for more courses and trainings!