LIVE EVENT - Acupuncture & Herbs For Successfully Supporting Labor and Birth

October 16, 2023 - 9am PDT, 12pm EDT

Presenting this dynamic duo of teachers to share effective TCM methods to prepare women for more manageable labor and birth, utilizing moxibustion, cupping, massage, sacral needling, and herbs.

Catherine Austin
Catherine Austin
Deb Davies
Deb Davies

Course Overview

This is a Live Webinar event that will be held on October 16, 2023 - 9am PDT, 12pm EDT.


This course will explore topics related to labor and birth from both a Western medical perspective and a Chinese Medical perspective, including a discussion of herbal safety during pregnancy and postpartum. Many licensed acupuncturists express a lack of confidence about treating pregnant women, primarily due to inadequate training in their Master's degree. We aim to provide the information you need to help prepare your clients for a healthy delivery, no matter where that occurs. We will explain the pros and cons of a hospital birth versus a birthing center versus a home birth. The discussion will also examine the training and licensing of doulas and midwives. Especially important: defining the scope of practice or where are the lines of responsibility in these various settings when we, as acupuncturists, are also present?


There has been an alarming increase in hospital inductions of labor and cesarean deliveries in the US in the last 30 years. We aim to inform and stop this trend by presenting natural preparation methods for more manageable labor and birth, including moxa, cupping, massage, sacral needling, and herbs to enhance labor. Postpartum discussions will include herbal episiotomy repair and urinary retention treatments with acupuncture and herbs. Lactation problems such as insufficient milk, leaking of milk, and mastitis can also be addressed with acupuncture and herbs, which are safe during nursing.


The recordings will be made available for you to review after the event!


  • Understand the US standardized medical model of managed care.

  • Learn how to utilize TCM treatment options, including acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, and cupping, to support physiological birth.

  • Acquire herbal formulas to support women and labor and postpartum.

  • Share how lifestyle choices and empowerment with education can positively impact a patient's physiological birth.


  • October 16, 2023 - 9am PDT, 12pm EDT (2 hrs)

    Discuss US statistics and the medical model of care.

    Share TCM treatments for labor.

    Chinese herbal formulas for supporting labor and postpartum.

    Teach about lifestyle and empowerment for positive birth outcomes.


Catherine Austin

Catherine Austin earned her Master’s Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1998. She has been a Licensed Acupuncturist in private practice for 15 years in both Northern and Southern California and in South America, specializing in digestive disorders, allergies, auto-immune diseases, and women’s health.

Deb Davies

Deb is an acupuncturist, educator, and best-selling author. She’s spent over 20 years passionately following her mission of supporting women through fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care, & empowering families by educating and equipping them with natural and integrative health care ideas.


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More Details
  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2), California (2)

    Pending: Florida

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Live Webinar

  • Course Length: 2 h

  • Course Notes: Notes may or may not be provided with this event.

  • Access Period: Lifetime Access to Recordings


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