Shiatsu Reduces Shortness Of Breath And Discomfort In Pregnancy

Oriental technique treats physical and psychosomatic problems

Pregnancy brings to all moms some discomfort during the period of gestation. They are the morning sickness, aches, insomnia, malaise, and other more common or specific depending upon the organism of each.

There are many treatments, these days, to help improve those symptoms, from the most simple to the most elaborate or prestigious, as shiatsu. This technique, originally from Eastern medicine aims to treat not only pregnant women, but in general the physical problems, psychosomatic and emotional, that is, the stress, depression, insomnia, among others. But the big news is that this feature also alleviates the symptoms of pregnancy, according to psychologist and therapist corporal Marina de Andrade, Aesthetic clinic Almazen, in Rio de Janeiro.

“To promote the energy balance of the organism, shiatsu is an excellent alternativeto reduce pelvic discomfort, back pain, muscle strains, shortness of breath, abdominal pressure and sciatica, indigestion, feeling of heavy legs, in addition to high blood pressure,” explains Marina with maternity skirts from agooddir.

Body therapist teaches how the technique is applied. The principle of shiatsu is to finger pressure of 12 meridianos, represented by vital organs. These meridians, arranged symmetrically on each side of the body, are classified in two ways: ying (lung,spleen, pancreas, heart, kidneys, liver and pericardium, referring to sexuality and circulation); and yang (large intestine, stomach, small intestine, bladder, gallbladderand triploaquecedor function). In addition to these, there are the spinal points 24 meridians of the Governor vessel and other channel 24-vessel design.

Some women may be constrained to this treatment. “If the mother is with high blood pressure or epilepsy should not apply the shiatsu at the top of the head, but the work with the shoulders, mainly legs and feet is beneficial and safe. For pregnancy is not recommended to apply too much force on the shoulders. Avoid the IG 4 points and BP 6, as well as the yin channels (spleen, kidney and liver) and below the knees”. Remember that this technique in pregnant women can be applied between the third to the eighth month of pregnancy, one session per week, according to Marina.