In the past five years, Debra has run acupressure workshops for midwives and acupuncturists in Australia, Canada, Dublin, Holland, Denmark, Norway, the US and the UK. This workshop will focus on methods of teaching acupressure to encourage acupuncturists to run their own workshops for couples and midwives. Those attending will have access to an acupressure teaching PowerPoint that they are welcome to use and adapt.
Moderated by Lorne Brown B.Sc., CA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, founder of Acubalance Vancouver, British Columbia
Debra Betts With a background in nursing Debra graduated with a Diploma in Acupuncture from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. Returning to New Zealand in 1991, she established a private practice specialising in pregnancy and women’s health care. She began specifically developing and teaching acupuncture courses to midwives in 1997. This led to the publication of articles on the subject of the use of acupuncture in obstetric practice in 1999 and the publication of her book The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth in 2006, which in 2010 was published in German.
She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where she is undertaking research into the use of acupuncture and threatened miscarriage. She also supervises a hospital based acupuncture antenatal clinic through the New School of Acupuncture and lectures internationally on the use of obstetric acupuncture. She resides with her family in Wellington, New Zealand.