Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour.
Many practitioners are reluctant to treat pregnant women as they feel they lack a full understanding of pregnancy and fear harming the baby. This exciting new edition provides the practical advice and instruction required to bridge that gap in knowledge and give practitioners the confidence they need.
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1. Planning for a healthy baby
3. Nutrition in pregnancy
4. Antenatal care explained
5. First trimester: 1 to 12 weeks
6. Second trimester: 13 to 28 weeks
7. Third trimester: 28 to 40 weeks
8. High risk pregnancies
9. Abnormal positions of the fetus
10.Preparation for labour
12. First stage of labour
13. Second stage of labour
14. Third stage of labour
15. Postnatal period-the fourth trimester
16. Classical Five Element acupuncture and its use in postnatal depression
Appendix Standard international nomenclature for the 14 meridians