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Acupressure and Acupuncture during Birth: An Integrative Guide for Acupuncturists and Birth Professionals
Citkovitz, Claudia, PhD LAc
Singing Dragon (JKP) / Softcover / 2019-12-01 / 1848193580
Complementary and Alternative Medicine / Forthcoming
price: $49.95 (may be subject to change)
200 pages
Not Yet Published

For acupuncturists and birth professionals, this book explains how yin/yang and other principles of Chinese medicine can improve birth experiences as well as outcomes. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can shift and support the physical and emotional journey of birth and provide nonpharmacologic treatment approaches for commonly occurring disorders of labor such as malposition, asynclitism, slow cervical dilatation and inadequate contractions, as well as postpartum and post C -section care.

Accessible and engaging, the book includes an overview of Chinese medicine for women's health; information on what happens before, during and after birth from both a biomedical and Chinese medical perspective;and a toolkit of treatment strategies for birth work. The techniques described include acupressure, Tui Na (Chinese medical bodywork), needling, auricular acupressure and electrostimulation

About the Author

Claudia Citkovitz is Director of Acupuncture Services at NYU Langone Hospital. She has taught acupuncture for birth internationally for over ten years.

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