Pain Relief During Labour

Acupuncture offers drug free alternatives for pain relief during labour (9) Acupressure provides similar results (10) with the advantage that support people can use it during labour. 


 A free booklet on using acupressure can be downloaded at http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz


9) Hantoushzadeh S. Alhusseini N. Lebaschi A. (2007) The effects of Acupuncture during Labour on Nulliparous Women: A Randomised Controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 47:26-30

10) Chung UL J.( 2003) Effects of LI 4and BL 67 Acupressure on Labour Pain and Uterine Contractions in the First Stage of Labour. Nurs Res. 11(4):251-60