Green Hills Natural Health Clinic | 4205 Hillsboro Pike Suite 306 | Nashville TN 37215
All terminalogy and medical statements in this website are based on the Traditional Chinese Medical model.
Doctors are quick to induce with harsh drugs. We take a more gentle approach. Assuming the baby is head down and mother is healthy, we do a treatment every other day until delivery. Mother lays on her side and we needle points in the low back that innervate the uterus. We then hook up a small electroacpuncture machine that sends a gentle current to the needles. We also needle a point above the pubic bone to relax the cervix and several other points that stimulate the uterus and create downward movement. Sounds scary, but its actually quite relaxing to mom.
The electroacupuncture stimulates uterine contractions. Usually 2-5 treatments does the trick. About 70% of the women we induce deliver naturally! Success rates increase with increased dilation and contraction sensation, though we’ve had success with no dilation or contractions.