Acupuncture for Inducing Labor Naturally
Acupuncture is a natural, gentle way to encourage the onset of labor. Acupuncture works with the mother’s body so she is prepared when baby triggers the labor process; it will not cause labor to start before the baby is ready to be delivered. While it’s ideal to receive acupuncture treatments throughout pregnancy, a woman can benefit from labor preparation acupuncture with no prior history of treatment.
How Acupuncture is used to Promote Labor
Needles are gently placed along the spleen channel and on other labor promoting points which will encourage the body to naturally release prostaglandins to aid in cervical dilation and oxytocin to trigger uterine contractions. These points have been safely used for inducing the onset of labor for thousands of years and can ease the stress of labor for both baby and mom. This specialized treatment lasts approximately 40 minutes and is deeply relaxing for the mom-to-be.