Breech Presentation

Correction of Breech Presentation


In many Western countries breech presentation is an indication for elective Cesarean section.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has long been known that the stimulation of the acupuncture point BL67 by moxibustion, acupuncture or both is highly effective to correct the fetal position. Recently, western science has confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion in correcting a breech presentation. In one such study the success rate of the AP correction of fetal breech presentation is 76.4% (26 women), compared to 45.4% spontaneous conversion in 15 women without acupuncture treatment (45.4%; p<0.001).

Fetal Diagn Ther. 2003 Nov-Dec;18(6):418-21.

Acupuncture conversion of fetal breech presentation.  (link to PubMed)

Habek D, Cerkez Habek J, Jagust M.

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