Moxa therapy stimulates the turning of a baby in breech presentation and warms the postpartum woman (Mother Warming) for a fast recovery after childbirth. Moxa therapy is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Moxa has a warming and grounding effect.
Moxa for breech presentation
Moxibustion or moxa is a supportive treatment for breech presentation. The first acupuncturists treated pregnant women with moxa as early as 3000 years ago. To stimulate the chance of spontaneous turning of a baby in a breech presentation, an extensive moxa treatment can be applied to the mother between the 33rd and 36th week of pregnancy. This treatment creates extra warmth in the uterine area, inviting the baby to turn.
What does the breech consult consist of?
The breech presentation is a comprehensive consultation, in which I treat the relevant acupressure points on your foot with moxa, after an energetic foot reflexology treatment for extra grounding. I show you how to do it, so you and your birth partner can do it at home. You will receive a set of moxa sticks to take home so you can repeat the moxa treatment daily. If necessary, we plan extra sessions to create even more space. As a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher, I can also give you a Hypnobirthing script for breech presentation to reinforce the treatment.
Moxibustion in the postpartum period
Moxa can also be applied in the postpartum period to nurture and support the pregnant woman, according to Chinese tradition to give the postpartum woman extra rest and nourishment in the first forty days after giving birth. It reduces fluxus, gives warmth and supports healing of scars after caesarean sections. Moxa is wonderful to integrate into a postpartum trajectory.
Moxibustion gives energy
Moxibustion originates from Eastern medicine. The purpose of using moxa is to stimulate the life energy (also called prana, agni chi or ki). This is done by stimulating acupoints, which makes the energy flow again. Moxa is an herb, called mugwort in English and Artemisia Vulgaris in Latin. Mugwort has historically had many uses. One of them is to give tired travellers back their energy by putting leaves in their shoes
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