It depends who you ask.
Since this is my blog, I am assuming you are asking me, so no. I think it’s a load of horse shit. Jesus – that was a pretty big statement to own.
I believe in the general philosophy & benefits of Shiatsu massage (this link takes you to a very basic & simple understanding of Shiatsu).
I’ve taken Shiatsu classes in massage school & it is an amazing form of massage therapy. However, when they warned us in massage school to never press on certain acupressure points because it may stimulate the uterus and cause miscarriage, I was smothered by a truckload of skepticism.
The absolute BEST massage I’ve ever experienced in my life was a Shiatsu session in a spa in California. I don’t remember the name of the spa since it was over 10 years ago and my long term memory is only a distant memory. I absolutely lost my mind the other day when I forgot the date my daughter was born! I knew it was in May and it had a 2 in it but it was gone – I almost called her dad to find out, but realized I was risking him having me committed, or even worse, not being committed. Back from squirreling (I can’t help but giggle every time I use that term now), the massage… what I do remember is this – I was initially surprised because I never had a Shiatsu massage on a table, and assumed it would suck. I was never more wrong about anything in my life. (Wouldn’t that be awesome if that seriously was the biggest thing I was wrong about in my life?) This therapist moved around the table like a whirlwind. One minute he was working on my feet, then hopped over the table to stretch my neck – it was insane! When I got up off the table, I felt drunk ,without the nausea & vomiting. I couldn’t drive. I was in the heaven I don’t even believe in.
HOWEVER, do I believe that by pressing on certain pressure points on the body you can expel a fetus? No. No I certainly do not.
And I am considering conducting a nationwide search to find the ignorant douchebag who wrote this claptrap of complete garbage:
“How to use Acupressure to Complete a Miscarriage”.
There are a few things about this article that are causing me complete distress. One of them is the nonchalant manner in which it is written. It could easily have been a guide on How to Fold a Paper Airplane, rather than a step by step guide on How to Kill Your Unborn Child. My absolute favorite part of this entire outline is this:
Things You’ll Need
1- Pencil with eraser on end (preferably used, as tip should be rounded)
(Are we assisting our 5 year olds in an elementary school project for the science fair?! Should it be a #2 pencil?)
The following was also amusing:
Tips & Warnings
I am not claiming, by any stretch of the imagination, to be an expert on acupressure or miscarriages/abortions (although I could be) (wow, that’s gotta be too much information for possibly everyone); If simply applying pencil/finger pressure on points on the body could possibly expel a fetus, wouldn’t it be a HUMONGOUS, widely accepted, alternative to the traumatizing experience & expense of getting an abortion?
Please advise me if I am incorrect.
In fact, I am informally begging you to.