The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study online titled, Acupuncture version of breech presentation: a randomized placebo-controlled single-blinded trial.
The research looks at 259 pregnant women with a child in the breech position. Half of the women were given an acupuncture technique for correcting the position and the other half a placebo technique. The results were great! The women who received the acupuncture treatment had the position corrected 37.7% of the time vs 28.7% for the placebo group.
The conclusion of the study states,
"Our study suggests that acupuncture and heating on acupoint BL67 promotes fetal cephalic version. Further studies might investigate effectiveness of other protocols including stimulation of others acupoints by trained acupuncturists and self-administration of moxibustion."
This specific technique called moxibustion. This is a process of gently heating an acupuncture point. In the case of breech position the point which is heated is on the little toe.
I have performed this technique in the past with a number of clients. It has worked every time!
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