Traditional acupuncture uses points that are believed to encourage labor naturally. What is clear from the research on acupuncture for labor induction is that it helps:
- reduce labor pain
- calms anxiety
- stimulates relaxing pain relieving hormones
The treatment is therefore aimed at addressing stress, anxiety, low back pain and other ailments while focusing on the main goal of labor induction. We’ll discuss relaxation exercises and other techniques that are useful in preparation for labor as your body, mind and emotions are balanced with acupuncture.
Acupuncture to induce labor stimulates pain relieving and relaxing hormones that allow you to feel at ease before your labor.
If you’re approaching, on or after due date, make your appointment today.
Acupuncture Labor Pain Research
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Mollart LJ, Adam J, Foureur M. Impact of acupressure on onset of labor and labour duration: A systematic
review. Women Birth. 2015 Sep;28(3):199-206.