Acupuncture for Breeched Babies?
Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Washington D.C., Reston, Virginia, and in Bethesda, Maryland.
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.