Baby is frank breech can acupuncture and moxabustion turn breech baby I live in Vancouver

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I received this question from a vancouver womenwho wanted to know wbout turning a breech babay using acupuncture and moxabustion.

I am just over 30wks pregnant and, while I know it is still early, I'm nervous. Baby is frank breech with zero indications s/he has any interest in turning. In fact, movements of late have slowed considerably.
Just wondering of you do the Chinese moxibustion for this, what the treatment plan looks like (1visit, many visits, etc.) as well as the associated cost.

Look forward to hearing from you.

My response:

Thank you for your email and your interest in Acubalance.

We absolutely offer moxibustion treatments for breech babies. We generally recommend that you come in around 32 or 33 weeks for this. The reason being, is because before 32 weeks, baby still has plenty of room to move around and the baby may turn on its oen at this stage of your pregnancy. As we get closer to 33 weeks and beyond there is less of a chance baby will turn so we use mocabustion to help increase chancs of baby turning.  Usually only 1-2 treatments, approximately ten days apart from one another, are needed from us since we teach you and provide you with moxa and written instructions so you can self moxa at home for 7-10 days. We also have a video to demonstrate hwo to do this.

For more information on the moxibustion treatments, please feel free to take a look at this link on our website.

If you would like to make an appointment, please just let me know and I can assist you with the remainder of the booking process.

Clinic hours are:
Sunday - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Monday - Thursday - 7:30am - 7:30pm
Friday - 7:30am - 1:00pm
* We are not open on Saturday's

I hope this helps. If you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great weekend!


Lorne Brown B.Sc.,CA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Acubalance Wellness Centre (British Columbia)