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that lasts more than 24 hours.
Usually caused by either Qi and Blood deficiency or stagnation.
Qi and Blood deficiency
not enough Qi to push baby out,
water breaks too early leaving no lubrication to the birth canal, contractions are not
powerful, woman is pale, exhausted, woman feels like they can’t do it!
Tonify, moxa, foot Taiyin
& Yangming, ST 36, KI 7 & SP 6, BL 67, LI
4, GB 21
spirit- PC 6
Qi and Blood stagnation
first delivery, very
nervous, may have been a lack of exercise throughout pregnancy, before
labor, too cold in
delivery room, delivery room is not a comfortable tranquil environment,
severe abdominal pains
but the baby is not moving well, blood is dark red, woman is very
T- dark, P- forceful deep
P/T – regulate Qi and
sedate, moxa then needle, BL 67, Duyin (second distal phalangeal
joint on 2nd toe), LI 4,
GB 21, SP 6
Alternative Treatment Methods
uterus, subcortex, sympathetic, KI abdomen,
intestines, BL, medium to strong stimulation
every 3-5 minutes.
electrical- BL 31,
32, LI 4, SP 6, tens pads (not as effective), strong intermittent frequency
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