Press Release: Natural Pain Relief in Labour

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Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour
An instructional DVD for pregnant women & their support people
with Debra Betts & Tom Kennedy

If you're pregnant and looking for a better birth experience, at last there's a professionally produced instructional DVD/download offering a detailed explanation of acupressure in labour for both you and your support people.

The acupressure methods outlined in the DVD are really easy to use, promote natural birth and encourage close partner involvement. As a mum-to-be you need to know that acupressure is safe. Unlike acupuncture where needles are used, acupressure applies physical pressure to specific acupressure points using the thumbs, fingers, hands, elbows, or with various other devices applied to the surface of the body.

Acupressure may also control pain during child birth and help your body as it proceeds towards labour: Your baby too can derive many benefits from acupressure. For example, it may help baby into the most optimal position for birth.

The Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD also includes testimonials from women and their partners who have used the techniques and comes with a 16 page booklet with illustrated reminders of the points and their application. The contents include:

  • About Acupressure
  • Using acupressure appropriately
  • A few words for support people
  • How to find the eight acupressure points
  • Using the points effectively
  • Baby in breech or posterior position
  • Failure to progress
  • Emotional stress during labour
  • Nausea, after pains, breastfeeding, postnatal recovery and other problems during and after pregnancy
  • Running time: 34 minutes
  • RRP £17.99 (Download available soon at £15.99)
  • DVD available on line from JCM & 

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Notes: Debra Betts is an acupuncturist and educator based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been teaching women, their support people and midwives the techniques demonstrated on this DVD since 1992. Her teaching of acupressure has in this time spread from classes held in her private clinic to international acupuncture and midwifery workshops. Tom Kennedy is an acupuncturist based in Bristol, UK. He has a special interest in treating pregnancy related conditions, and teaches Debra's acupressure techniques to pregnant women and their support people.

All the Acupressure techniques are fully demonstrated on the DVD and are ideal for pregnant women, practitioners of acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and massage, doulas, as well as birth helpers.