Moxibustion for Breech Presentation
Between 29-32 weeks 15% of all babies will be in a breech position. This means that the baby is presenting with its buttock, knees or feet pointing down, essentially poised to come out bottom first. Only 3-4% of these presentations will stay in this position until labour.
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion is an externally applied TCM treatment using a Chinese herb called Moxa (Artemisia argyi), commonly known as ‘Mugwort’. For external use Moxa is compressed and rolled into a cigar-shaped herbal stick. Moxa sticks are then lit and held over acupuncture points. The radiant heat produced has the effect of stimulating the point.
Moxibustion is a very safe and uninvasive way of attempting to turn babies. The optimum time to start moxa treatment is between 29-36 weeks when the baby still has room to turn but our successful cases have been seen even as late as 38 or 39 weeks.
Mr Chak Hong Lui of Doctor Lui Clinic is a qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Chinese Herbal Remedy. If you are looking for some treatment, contact Mr Lui and talk to him about Chinese medicine and acupuncture on 020 7386 8623 or email@example.com