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Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth

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.

Acupuncturists (particularly non medical), midwives, acupuncture and physiotherapy students

Hardbound, 272 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10371-1


  • Western Medical Glossary

    1. Planning for a healthy baby

    2. Pregnancy

    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



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