The Acupressure Therapy is one of the most ancient and natural methods to relieve any problem occurring in Human Body. The Pressure Points to induce labor are very effective as well as helpful for childbirth.
Acupressure Points are easy to apply to induce labor and relieve labor pain. If you are pregnant and in severe labor pain then your partner or friend can apply pressure points to relieve your labor pain and ease the delivery process.
Warning: Please Do NOT apply the Acupressure Points for Inducing Labor in first 36 weeks of Pregnancy, It is very harmful for the Woman and the Baby in her womb.
When a Woman completes the pregnancy period of three trimesters or Nine months, the Labor pain begins. Within a few hours of beginning of labor pain, the woman gives birth to her child. But sometimes it becomes unbearable when the childbirth process takes more than enough time. At that time, Acupressure Points are most helpful to Induce Labor.
There are some Simple Acupressure Points which are very effective to start labor naturally. With Pressure Points to Induce Labor, the childbirth process becomes easier and less painful.
List of Pressure Points to Induce Labor Naturally
There are some Most Common Pressure Points for induce labor or to start labor in the natural way which can be explained as follows:
- Spleen 6 Point
- Pericardium 8 Point
- Bladder 32 Point
- Bladder 67 Point
- Large Intestine 4 Point
- Kidney 1 Point
- Gallbladder 21 Point
- Liver 3 Point
- Bladder 60 Point
- Urinary Bladder 48 Point (UB48):
The Pressure Points to Induce Labor (mentioned above) are described in detail as under:
Pressure points on feet to induce labor
Bladder 67 Point:
Acupressure Bladder 67 Point is also useful pressure point to solve labor related problems. The Bladder 67 Point is located on your little toe. Some people call it Pinky toe. Find the exact spot of Acupressure Bladder 67 Point on the Edge of the Little Toe outside the nail.
As you find the Bladder 67 Point as displayed in the above picture, apply firm pressure with your Thumb and Index Finger. It can be said a pinch on little toe. But must remember that the pinch should not create pain in toe. Applying pressure on Bladder 67 Point will help to bring the baby lower for birth.
Kidney 1 Point:
Acupressure Kidney 1 Point is also helpful point for relaxing the mind from anxiety during labor. The Kidney 1 Point is situated in the Sole of the Foot. The exact place of Acupressure Kidney 1 Point is in the middle of the upper side on Sole of the foot. You can recognize the Kidney 1 Point same as shown in the above picture.
Apply firm pressure on Acupressure Kidney 1 Point for a few seconds. Applying proper pressure on the Kidney 1 Point to get relief from anxiety and emotional stress during labor pain. The kidney 1 Point also relieves over thinking, insomnia disorders and many other problems.
Liver 3 Point:
Acupressure Liver 3 Point is very useful pressure point for lower back pain. The Liver 3 Point is situated on the foot and in between the big toe and second toe. You can easily find the Acupressure Liver 3 Point at 2-3 centimeters distance from the place where big toe and second toe skin.
The exact location of the Liver 3 Point can be recognized as displayed in the picture above. Apply pressure with your Thumb on the Liver 3 Point to get relief in lower back pain during labor. Stimulating the Acupressure Liver 3 Point is also beneficial in insomnia, anxiety, menstrual cramps etc.
Ankle pressure points to induce labor
Spleen 6 (SP 6) Point:
Acupressure Spleen 6 Point is the first common pressure point that is useful to induce labor. The Spleen 6 (SP 6) Point is situated in the backside of your Shinbone. Find the exact spot for Acupressure Spleen 6 Point at above the Ankle bone (around 4 centimeters upwards distance) on the backside of leg.
The picture of Spleen 6 Point is displayed above. As you find out the SP 6 Point, apply firm pressure with your Index Finger on the Acupressure Spleen 6 Point for a few seconds. Then take a break of one minute and then repeat the task for inducing labor.
Bladder 60 Point:
Acupressure Bladder 60 Point one of the most useful pressure point to ease labor pain & childbirth process. The Bladder 60 Point is located on your leg near the Ankle. The exact spot of Acupressure Bladder 60 Point lies in between the Ankle and muscle of Achilles. Find the Bladder 60 Point as shown in the picture above.
Apply light pressure on the Bladder 60 Point with your Thumb and massage around the point for a few minutes. Applying pressure on Acupressure Bladder 60 Point will help to make the labor process (childbirth) & labor pain easy and reduces obstruction. Massaging the Bladder 60 Point with appropriate pressure is also beneficial for relieving Ankle swelling, backache and dizziness.
Other Pressure Points to Induce Labor
Pericardium 8 Point:
Acupressure Pericardium 8 Point is the second pressure point that is helpful for inducing labor. The Pericardium 8 (PC 8) Point is located in the middle of the Palm. Find the exact place for Acupressure Pericardium 8 Point by bending your Middle Finger and land it on your Palm.
Find the PC 8 Point in between the second and third metacarpal bones. Apply light pressure with Thumb of your other hand and massage the area for a few seconds.
Bladder 32 Point:
Acupressure Bladder 32 Point is a very effective pressure point to get help to induce labor and other related problems. The Bladder 32 Point is situated at buttocks. You can find the exact location for Acupressure Bladder 32 Point is in the dimple of the buttocks. The Acupressure Bladder 32 Point can be recognized as shown in the picture above.
As you find the Bladder 32 Point, apply firm pressure on the point and move vertically up to buttock. Repeat the massage for a few minutes. Applying pressure and massaging the Acupressure Bladder 32 Point will help in inducing labor as well as in resolving many gynecological problems & infections.
Large Intestine 4 (LI 4) Point:
Acupressure Large Intestine 4 Point is the most common point in Acupressure therapy which help to relieve many pains, aches, problems in Human Body. The Large Intestine 4 (LI 4) Point is located in between the Thumb and Index Finger.
You can easily find out the exact place for Acupressure LI 4 Point in the webbing of Index Finger and Thumb as shown in the picture above. Find the Large Intestine 4 Point and apply gentle pressure on it with thumb of your other hand. Massaging the LI 4 Point for a few moments will be beneficial in relieving labor pain.
Gallbladder 21 Point:
Acupressure Gallbladder 21 Point is very effective for relaxing shoulders during labor induction. The Gallbladder 21 (GB 21) Point is located on the peak of the shoulder and a little far from neck. You can exactly locate the Acupressure Gallbladder 21 Point on both shoulders as shown in the picture above.
Remember that while you are applying pressure on Gallbladder 21 Point, you must massage the point(s) downwards. Applying gentle pressure on Gallbladder 21 Point will be helpful in to relax the mother during labor pain. Massaging the Gallbladder 21 Point will also relieve Headache and Muscle stress.
Urinary Bladder 48 Point (UB48):
Acupressure Urinary Bladder 48 Point is very effective to relieve Sciatica and Hip Pain caused by Pregnancy. The UB48 Point is also known as Bladder 48 and Yanggang Point. You can find the Urinary Bladder 48 Point on backside around 10 centimeters width away outside the sacrum, in midway between the base of the buttock and top of the hip bone.
Apply gentle pressure on UB48 Point for two minutes to Stimulate Energy Flow through the Pelvis and relieve Sciatica, Pelvic Tension, Hip Pain and Lower Backache.
How Long Does Acupressure Take to Work on Inducing Labor?
The acupressure starts working in a few minutes of stimulating the pressure points to induce labor on the relevant woman. You should apply all acupressure points one-by-one for 1-2 minutes each. Within a few minutes, the woman will feel that the labor pain and childbirth process have begun.
For most women, the delivery process will start soon after acupressure points are applied but it may take more time for some women. In case the labor pain does not start, you should repeat applying the most effective pressure points for inducing labor and see if the acupressure shows its effects.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here I provide some important questions regarding how acupressure points help inducing labor and relieving labor pain. You should read all FAQs and their answers carefully to improve your knowledge and understanding.
Q.1 What pressure points put you in labor?
Large Intestine 4, Spleen 6, Bladder 60, Gallbladder 21 and Urinary Bladder 48 pressure points put you in labor in a natural way.
Q.2 What pressure points help relieving labor pain?
Kidney 1, Bladder 32, Gallbladder 21, Large Intestine 4, Liver 3 and Bladder 60 pressure points help relieving labor pain.
Q.3 Are acupressure points for inducing labor safe?
Yes, acupressure points for inducing labor are safe to apply on women who have completed 3 trimesters of pregnancy. Applying extreme pressure on these acupressure points is not safe, so put mild to moderate pressure to induce labor and avoid problems.
The Bottom Line:
The acupressure points for inducing labor are useful to start delivery process and relieve labor pain. I have explained most effective pressure points to induce labor to ease the childbirth.
You can apply my suggested pressure points to help a woman get into labor after she completes 3 trimesters of pregnancy. In case you still have any questions about acupressure for inducing labor then ask me in the comment section.