How to Turn a Breech Baby during Pregnancy

Updated: Oct 6

Acupuncture and TCM is here to help

Moxibustion (Moxa) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique used to turn a breech baby, and is recommended to be used around 34 to 36 weeks of pregnancy.


Moxa sticks are used to heat an acupuncture point near the end of the mothers baby toe. ⠀

The reason why we heat the baby toes is because the heat gets absorbed into that specific point which transfers via the meridian (energy channel), upwards to the the lower abdomen. Once there, the heat helps relax the muscles in the uterus and increasing the babies activity, encouraging the baby to turn on its own.⠀

For a more in-depth step by step description you can use as a reference and/or share with mother's you may know that need some help turning their baby, please refer to the graphic below:


To find out more on how acupuncture can assist you or someone you know who is pregnant please take a look at our website - purehealthclinic.ca/pregnancy-support ⠀⠀

or do not hesitate to contact me at kelly@purehealthclinic.ca ⠀


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