How it Works:

Acupuncture for Breech Babies

Moxibustion (the term for warming a point on the small toe with compressed mugwort) is a technique that has been used for turning breech babies for millenia. It is still widely employed throughout Asia and has become popular in Western cultures as a way to avoid possible c-section.

  • When: 34-36 weeks gestation (the earlier the better)
  • Frequency:
    • One office visit with moxibustion + acupuncture
    • 10-days of self-moxibustion at home (we’ll teach you how)
    • Follow-up office visit (as needed) with moxibustion + acupuncture
  • Our Success Rate: 40-60% of cases result in head-down presentation and normal vaginal delivery.

Acupuncture to Support Labor

Acupuncture with electrical stimulation helps initiate contractions and encourage labor. It may help you avoid induction and increases the chances of a normal vaginal delivery with fewer medical interventions. It is also powerfully effective for pain relief in labor. .
  • When: As close as possible to your due date
  • Frequency: As often as every other day
  • Our Success Rate: 70-80% of cases go into spontaneous labor without induction