The most common complication risk involved during early pregnancy is miscarriage. A termination of pregnancy within the first twenty weeks of gestation or at a stage where the foetus is unable to survive independently often causes serious mental and sometimes physical trauma to the mother.
The ancient science of acupressure which rests on the understanding that certain points on the human body need to be stimulated to alleviate pain, cure and prevent diseases, holds promise for studies on ways to prevent miscarriage. Pregnant women are advised to avoid the stimulation of certain acupressure points while other points are given increased acupressure to benefit the pregnancy. Despite facing resistance in its initial phases, this technique is now fast gaining acceptance as its benefits and clearly positive implications have been observed in trials.
The principle of acupressure is that the human body is made of energy. There are specific points which are the centre of all forces. These are the points that need to be stimulated, rejuvenated and invigorated to facilitate free flow of energy.
While acupressure is essentially an alternate form of treatment, it isn’t always beneficial. There have been cases in which manipulation of certain acupressure points has actually led to miscarriage. Therefore, it is always advisable that expert medical opinion is sought and only qualified and experienced acupressure experts should be allowed to take care of a pregnant woman.
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