Acupuncture and moxibustion may be beneficial for expectant mothers who want their baby in a head-down position. (Source: https://www.pregnancy.com.au/moxibustion-breech-presentation/)
The acupuncture point UB 67 is the primary point selected for use because it is the most dynamic point to activate the uterus. Its forte is in turning malpositioned babies. It is located on the outer, lower edge of both little toenails.
According to TCM theory, moxa has a tonifying and warming effect which promotes movement and activity. The nature of heat is also rising. This warming and raising effect may encourage the baby to become more active to summersault into the head-down position.
This technique may also be used to reposition transverse presentation, a situation where the babies have its shoulder or back pointing down or is lying sideways across the abdomen.
Overall, Acupuncture has many benefits such as low energy, poor digestion issues or poor sleep etc. not only before pregnancy but throughout the pregnancy. It is recommended that women in the first trimester to have regular acupuncture therapy as this is a very fragile state and acupuncture combines with Chinese herbal medicine may strengthen the uterus lining, improving kidney yang, reducing anxiety in order to have a healthy pregnancy.
For more information: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26333228
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