Acupuncture during pregnancy redirects energy from the mother to the baby, it can also unblock unknown energy blocks and this give the foetus more energy and they are more likely to thrive. It can also be hugely calming and energising for the mother.
In addition acupuncture is highly effective treating morning sickness, migraine, headache, lower back pain, shoulder pain and SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction).
Moxibustion therapy does not involve needles but it does raise progesterone levels which in turn turns the baby. Moxa is a plant (Artemisia Argyi Folium) and it is burned one inch from the baby toe, one or twice a day for a 10 day duration. This method has been used for over over 2,000 years in China. The optimum time to do Moxibustion is from week 32 to 34.
A Moxa stick looks like a big cigar and it is lit in order to generate heat. It is placed near the baby toe of the patient and it is alternated between the left and the right baby toe for about30 minutes. It does not hurt or burn, it just generates a feeling of heat around the baby toe of the mother. The heat from the lighted Moxa stimulates the uterus, increases progesterone levels and this facilitates the turning of the baby.
The success rate for turning Breech Presentation with Moxibustion Therapy is 60 – 80% once it is done prior to 36 weeks as the baby has more room to turn earlier in the pregnancy
The ideal time to commence Moxibustion is at 32 weeks gestation. From 36 weeks onwards it is recommended that treatment is done twice a day. Success rates reduce significantly after 36 weeks as the foetus has smaller space in which to turn. You will only need to attend the clinic once for this treatment as we will give you the Moxa to take home and continue this treatment at home for 10 days.
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