Turning a Breech Baby with Moxibustion

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Do this sitting comfortably, with legs up, wearing loose fitting clothing. If you feel the baby move significantly, get your midwife or doctor to check the baby’s positioning.  

Breech-MoxibustionStep 1: Light the moxa stick in a well ventilated room with a candle.

Step 2: Hold the moxa stick about 1 inch over the corner of outside of baby toe so that the heat is warm, not uncomfortable (see picture below).

Step 3: Alternate left and right feet every 5 minutes (20 minutes total) by holding moxa stick over the point below.

Step 4: Extinguish moxa stick into a cup filled with dirt.

Step 5: Repeat 2 times a day for 20 minutes each time.

Step 6: Stop when baby turns.

 

Caution:

  • Use in well ventilated area.
  • Do not touch yourself with the moxa stick, it will burn!!
  • Put out in a cup full of dirt. Do NOT put water on moxa!!!!
  • This is a fire hazard!!!!!!! Keep away from flammable items!