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Moxibustion For babies



What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion is an externally applied Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment using a Chinese herb called Moxa (Artemisia argyi), commonly known as 'Mugwort'. 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.

How is moxa used to turn breech babies?

During a TCM consultation to turn a breech baby, the practitioner will take a comprehensive case history, make a diagnosis and apply the appropriate acupuncture treatment. They will assess if moxibustion might be helpful. Practitioners will then instruct women (and their partners) on how to locate the appropriate acupuncture points and demonstrate how to safely apply moxa at home.

The acupuncture point UB 67 is the primary point selected for use because it is the most dynamic point to activate the uterus. Its forte is in turning malpositioned babies. It is located on the outer, lower edge of both little toenails.

According to TCM theory, moxa has a tonifying and warming effect which promotes movement and activity. The nature of heat is also rising. This warming and raising effect is utilised to encourage the baby to become more active and lift its bottom up in order to gain adequate momentum to somersault into the head down position.

How effective is it?

A 3 year study published in AJCM (2001) based in a facility where 1437 births were reported examined how effective moxibustion and acupuncture were in turning breech presentation. The correction rate was 92%. The study concluded that acupuncture and moxibustion is a safe and effective modality to correct breech presentation in a clinical setting.

How do I make an appointment?

Just call reception and mention that you need an acupuncture appointment to turn your baby. The moxa treatment will be given during this appointment and you will be shown how to use it yourself.

The practitioners at the Clinic who practice this are:

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