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Acupressure for Birth Professionals

  • Well-Rounded Maternity Center 2455 S Howell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 (map)

Acupressure can have a significant and positive impact on a persons pregnancy, labor and postpartum healing. Chinese medical theory, diagnosis and application of safe and effective acupressure strategies will enhance your practice while improving birth outcomes and overall patient/client satisfaction.  

This is a course designed for birth professionals and recommended for midwives, OBs, nurses, doulas, massage therapists and other care providers.

Cost: Early Bird special until 9/07/2017: $125, General Registration: $150

Contact Sheri Lee to register:,  414-751-0888

Course Outline: 


  • Introductions, overview of the day and questions 

  • Traditional Chinese medicine and basics of its role in obstetrics 

  • Research and evidence for the use of acupressure 

  • Acupressure basics and practicum for pregnancy and postpartum conditions 

  • Pregnancy acupressure and diet therapy for common complaints. 

  • Postpartum acupressure and recovery including red flags and emergency points.  


  • Questions, review of morning 

  • The roles of yin, yang, qi and blood: applying individualized care during labor and delivery. 

  • Acupressure for malpositioned babies prior to labor. Rules for moxibustion. 

  • Labor preparation treatments and the truth about acupuncture labor induction 

  • Labor encouragement acupressure and practicum for post dates, prior to medical induction or pre-ruptured membranes.  

  • Acupressure and practicum during labor and delivery. 


Course Outcomes: 

  • 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/clients for common complaints in pregnancy, during labor and to assist in postpartum healing.   

  • Provide acupressure and teach your patient/clients self-care acupressure for common complaints in pregnancy. 

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