Acupressure for Birth Professionals

Taught by Stefanie Beniek, L.Ac., MaOM & Sheri LM Lee, MSOM, C.Ac., LMT, AcuDoula

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Acupressure can have a significant and positive impact on a person's pregnancy, labor and postpartum healing.

Chinese medial theory, diagnosis and application of safe and effective acupressure strategies will enhance your practice while improving birth outcomes and overall patient/client satisfaction. This course is designed for birth professionals and recommended for midwives, OBs, RNs, doulas, massage therapist and all other providers who attend births.

When: 9:00am-4:00pm October 8th, 2017
Where: Well-Rounded Maternity Center, 2455 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Cost: $125 Early Bird Special, $150 after 9/08/17
Register/Questions: Contact Stefanie Beniek or 612-805-8131 and she will send you an invoice to complete your registration.

Sheri Lee

Sheri Lee, MSOM, C.Ac., LMT, AcuDoula

is an advocate for integrative medicine and believes strongly in the importance of holistic health care.  As a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist and doula, she has over 15 years of experience in a variety of therapies.  Sheri incorporates a holistic approach as a Chinese Medicine practitioner, utilizing what she refers to as the eight branches of care.  Sheri specializes in pain management, prenatal and labor support, postpartum recovery, pediatric care (including non-needle techniques), and preventative health.

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Stefanie Beniek, L.Ac. MaOM

is a Licensed Acupuncturist with Allina Health at Mercy Hospital’s MotherBaby Center in Minnesota, where she provides care to inpatients in Labor and Delivery and Postpartum.  As founder and clinician at Family Tree Acupuncture located in South Minneapolis, she specializes in fertility, pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care. Stefanie has great passion for teaching patients and other medical providers to understand the breadth traditional Chinese medicine has to offer in obstetrics and gynecology. 

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Course Outline


  • Introduction, overview of the day
  • Traditional Chinese medicine and basics of it's role in obstetrics
  • Research and evidence for the use of acupressure
  • Pregnancy acupressure and diet therapy for common complains
  • Postpartum acupressure and recovery including red flags and emergency points
  • Practice and questions


  • Questions, review of morning
  • The roles of yin, yang, qi and blood: applying individualized care during labor and delivery
  • Acupressure for malpositioned fetus prior to labor. Rules for moxabustion
  • Labor preparation treatments and the truth about acupuncture labor induction
  • Labor encouragement acupressure and practicum for post dates, prior to medical inducation or pre-ruptured membranes
  • Acupressure and practicum during labor and delviery



  • Utilize acupressure effectively in labor and delivery

  • Learn the research and evidence to support obstetric acupressure

  • Understand the basic concepts of Chinese medical theory as applied to birth

  • Be able to provide basic traditional Chinese medicine diet therapy to your patients/client for common complaints in pregnancy, during labor and to assist in postpartum healing

  • Provide acupressure and teach your patients/clients self-care techniques for common complains in pregnancy

  • Provide acupressure for labor encouragement, during labor and delivery and for postpartum healing