Posted on November 27, 2018 by patricia
Turning a Breech baby with Chinese Medicine
I am Dr. Patricia Gilmartin. In the past twenty years of practicing Chinese Medicine, namely acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I have had the opportunity to work with many women who discover, at the end of there pregnancy, that there baby is presenting breech. I am happy to say Chinese medicine is a highly effective way to reverse this condition and get the baby “heading” in the right direction.
It can happen in as little as one treatment but may take a few to completely turn the baby. It is a very peaceful, comfortable, painless way to help your baby turn.
The treatment typically involves 6 to 8 acupuncture needs in various point on the arms and legs and a technique known as moxibustion. Moxibustion involves the use of an herb called Artemisia Vulgaris, the common name being Mugwort. The herb is rolled into a paper tube which resembles a large cigar. The end is light with a lighter until a nice glowing ember is present. At this point certain acupuncture points are heated with the rolled herb by circling over the point about an inch from the skin.
It is a pleasant warm feeling and the room is well ventilated. I have successfully “flipper” many breech babies and am always fascinated to be part of the experience. I once witness the baby turning completely to the proper position right before my eyes on the treatment table while the mother peacefully napped.
For more information contact Dr. Patricia Gilmartin at Center of Balance 1130 Ten Rod Rd Building B suite 204, North Kingstown, RI 02852 (401) 886-7636
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