Margaret Beal, CNM, MSN, is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing. She has earned a B.A. in sociology/anthropology at Oberlin College, a B.S.N. at Case Western Reserve University, and an M.S.N. at Yale University. A graduate of the Advanced Shiatsu Program at Ohashi Institute in New York City, she is now a Ph.D. candidate in nursing at the Graduate School of The Union Institute.
ACUPUNCTURE AND RELATED TREATMENT MODALITIES
Part II: Applications to Antepartal and Intrapartal Care
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1992 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 37, Issue 4, pages 260–268, July-August 1992
How to Cite
Beal, M. W. (1992), ACUPUNCTURE AND RELATED TREATMENT MODALITIES. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 37: 260–268. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(92)90130-U
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
The application of acupuncture, moxibustion, acupressure, and shiatsu to antepartal and intrapartal care are discussed. Information on therapeutic interventions as described in textbooks is presented and compared with specific treatments evaluated in research studies. Specific clinical indications addressed include nausea during pregnancy, repositioning of the fetus in breech position, stimulation of contractions and true labor, and pain relief in labor. Qualifications for practitioners and recommendations for certified nurse-midwives caring for clients seeking referral for these services are discussed.