The root cause of fetal malposition is considered in traditional Chinese medicine to result from a deficiency in Kidney energy which, due to the Kidney’s relationship to the uterus and its role in nourishing the foetus, may lead to either deficiency or stagnation of uterine qi and foetal qi and blood.
The yin of the Kidney nourishes and dominates the development and growth of the foetus through the pregnancy. As the birth date approaches and yin reaches its zenith, yang must begin to grow in order to turn the foetus and prepare for the intense activity of birth. If, towards the time of delivery, there is insufficient yang activity of the uterus, due either to deficiency or stagnation, then yang must be stimulated. Enough Yang means having enough energy, or enough strength, which it is very important for breech fetus turning around or for baby delivery.
TCM Acupuncture / Moxibustion Treatment
The traditional chinese Acupuncture /Moxibustion treatment involves the application of a tiny needle or a moxa stick to the acupuncture point Zhiyin BL-67 along with other acupoints for about 20 to 30 minutes, once a day for ten days, or twice a week for 8 to 10 sessions.
Timing of treatment
Looking at the optimum time for turning a breech baby with acupuncture / moxibustion have found that intervention is most efficient between week 33 to week 35, before the baby has grown too big.
Suggestion: See the licensed and experienced acupuncturist when you are as close to 34 weeks pregnant for twice a week Acupuncture / Moxibustion treatment at least for 8 to 10 sessions. It is not only for breech baby turing around, but also for a smoother delivery.