Friday, October 5, 2007

Acupressure Point for Labor Kunlun BL-60

Kunlun BL-60

Point Location

This acupressure point is found in a depression midway between the tip of the lateral malleolus (the external ankle bone) and the outer edge of the achilles tendon.

Acupressure Technique

A support person can apply pressure to this acupressure point by gripping the women's ankles and applying firm pressure with their thumbs.
This acupressure point is frequently used in the first stage of labour; it has a descending action and can be used to promote the baby to descend during labour. This acupressure point is to be used with caution during pregnancy.

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