Acupuncture can help women prepare for their birth. Acupuncture helps the flow of energy to be in balance. This is important because if her energy is flowing, her birth will flow smoothly. Because everything is connected, body-mind-spirit, if there are any energy stagnations, this means there are some physical, mental or spiritual blockages that need to be moved or healed before she enters into labour, and in this way giving her the best chances of experiencing a positive and empowering birth. Chinese Medicine can help the mother heal in a natural way. Also, it has been found that Acupuncture can help also prepare the cervix for labour. Certain acupuncture points help the natural process of the cervix to open and efface or thin out. Research has found that this modality can prevent inductions and medical interventions.