Moxibustion for Breech

Close up of a new-born babies feet

A breech baby is a baby that presents bum first rather than head first. This will have been diagnosed by your midwife or doctor. Although breech babies can be born vaginally, most doctors will offer a caesarean to birth the baby and so you may want to try and get your baby to turn. You may be offered a procedure called External Cephalic Version (ECV) to attempt to turn your baby into a head down position.  Moxibustion can be used alongside this, but it can also be used on its own if you would like to avoid medical intervention. 

Moxibustion is a gentle and non-invasive ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ technique that you can complete in the comfort of your own home. A herbal ‘Moxa’ stick is lit and the heat from this will be held over an acupressure point (bladder 67) at the base of your toenail on your little toe. This point is linked directly to the uterus and the heat causes stimulation, triggering hormones which allow the uterine muscles to relax slightly. It also causes your baby to become more active, meaning they are more likely to turn.

Benefits of Moxibustion for Breech include:

  • A gentle and non-invasive technique
  • Can be completed in the comfort of your own home
  • The heat causes stimulation
  • Causes your baby to become more active, meaning they are more likely to turn

The treatment

Over half an hour, I will teach you and your partner how to safely complete the course of moxibustion over a 5-7 day period and provide you with the supplies to do so. I will be in contact over the course of the treatment for any support.

Moxibustion should be carried out for 20 minutes to both little toes for a course of 5-7 days (a total of 10-14 treatments).


30 Minute Moxibustion Session – £60.00

Add a 30 minute leg and foot massage to your moxibustion session for an extra £30.00 (normally £40.00)

(Please note, moxibustion is not suitable for all pregnancies. Please get in contact for more information.)