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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) ascribes problems of health to imbalances in the basic flow of Blood and Energy (Qi -pronounced "Chee"). The causes of these imbalances can be from external influences, such as weather changes, or from internal imbalances, such as emotional strain, dietary causes and overwork. Any physical abnormalities which have developed are considered to be due to the involvement of one or more of the these influences interacting upon the basic hereditary make-up of the person.
Various disorders of pregnancy and postpartum ca be helped with TCM, utilizing acupuncture, herbs, diet, massage, acupressure, cupping and moxibustion as modalities to aide in rebalancing the body's energy and blood to achieve a healthy state. Some of the conditions which have been helped are morning sickness, abdominal pain, edema, urinary pain, miscarriage, scanty lactation, breech presentation, prolonged labor, etc.
Acupressure is a gentle, noninvasive form of acupuncture. Thumb or finger pressure is applied to points to balance internal functions Below are a few points that you can utilize.