Acupressure During Pregnancy

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments | 546 views

Acupressure During Pregnancy , Morning sickness is likely due to hormones released by your body (estrogens). The symptoms include nausea and vomiting. These tend to be worst in the morning but can occur at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness is limited to the first trimester in the majority of women. Acupressure is often very effective method to relieve morning sickness.
Diet
Ginger is effective remedy for morning sickness. You can take ground ginger in capsules, use ginger as a tea, or take ginger chunks covered with sugar. General advise for reducing morning sickness symptoms
~Get lots of sleep.
~An empty stomach usually worsens nausea. Eating several small meals will keep your stomach full and reduce nausea.
~To avoid vomiting in the morning eat something while in the bed.
~Avoid iron supplements, which may worsen nausea. Iron supplements are not necessary during the first trimester.
~Reduce fatty food intake.

To relieve morning sickness, motion sickness, and nausea, massage point

P6 for as long as you can:
Acupressure Point P6 - Start with a less painful side

Acupressure Point P6 - Start with a less painful side

Acupressure Point P6 - Start with a less painful side

Location: on the interior side of the arm, in the hollow between the bones of the forearm, three finger-width above the wrist crease.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in the direction of the palm. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 3 min or more on each hand

To relieve insomnia, nervousness and anxiety massage these points:
STEP 1: Acupressure Point B10 - Both left and right

STEP 1 Acupressure Point B10 - Both left and right

STEP 1 Acupressure Point B10 - Both left and right

Location: halfway between the base of the skull and the base of the neck, on the edge of the trapezoid muscles.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min on each side

STEP 2: Acupressure Point Yin Tang

STEP 2 Acupressure Point Yin Tang

STEP 2 Acupressure Point Yin Tang

Location: with the tip of your thumb or index finger probe the area midway between the medial end of the two eyebrows as indicated on the picture until you feel a slight dip.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside
Duration: 2 min

STEP 3: Acupressure Point CV17

STEP 3 Acupressure Point CV17

STEP 3 Acupressure Point CV17

Location: in the center of the breastbone, midway between nipples.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will
soon begin to subside.
Duration: 3 min

To relieve abdominal discomfort massage these points:

STEP 1: Points SP12 and SP13 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 1 Points SP12 and SP13 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 1 Points SP12 and SP13 - Start with a less painful side

Location: SP13 (top) in the middle of the crease where leg joins the body (groin line), one fingerwidth up from the top of the pubic bone, four finger-width out of the midline. SP12 (bottom) in the middle of the crease where leg joins the body (groin line), on the top of the pubic bone, three finger-width out of the midline.
Direction: apply firm deep pressure. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min each point.

STEP 2: Points SP12 and SP13 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 2 Points SP12 and SP13 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 2 Points SP12 and SP13 - Switch to a more painful side

Location: SP13 (top) in the middle of the crease where leg joins the body (groin line), one fingerwidth up from the top of the pubic bone, four finger-width out of the midline. SP12 (bottom) in the middle of the crease where leg joins the body (groin line), on the top of the pubic bone, three finger-width out of the midline.
Direction: apply firm deep pressure. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 2 min each point.

To relieve lower back pain massage these points:

STEP 1: Acupressure Points B27 to B34 - Both left and right

STEP 1 Acupressure Points B27 to B34 - Both left and right

STEP 1 Acupressure Points B27 to B34 - Both left and right

Location: on the base of the spine.
Direction: if you are massaging these points yourself and cannot reach these points, lay back on a hard surface and position the tennis ball under the active points.
Duration: 2 min

STEP 2: Acupressure Point B48 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 2 Acupressure Point B48 - Start with a less painful side

STEP 2 Acupressure Point B48 - Start with a less painful side

Location: in the middle of each buttock.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min

STEP 3: Acupressure Point B48 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 3 Acupressure Point B48 - Switch to a more painful side

STEP 3 Acupressure Point B48 - Switch to a more painful side

Location: in the middle of each buttock.
Direction: apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction. The initial painful sensation will soon begin to subside.
Duration: 1 min

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