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In a study published in the Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine (April, 2004), two hundred and forty women carrying a fetus in breech presentation were randomly assigned to a treatment group (acupuncture done on UB67 with moxibustion) and an observation group. At delivery, in the acupuncture treatment group 53.6% had turned head-down position while in the observation group the proportion that had turned was 36.7%.

Acupuncture therapy and moxibustion (heat application to acupuncture points) has been widely used in China in pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum for hundreds of years.