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Acupuncture for Turning Breech Babies


Acupuncture and Turning a Breech Baby: A Natural Approach for Expectant Mothers

Welcome to my wellness blog, where I delve into natural and holistic health practices that support your well-being. My name is Dorothy Pang, and I am a Licensed Acupuncturist. Today, we’re exploring a fascinating topic for expectant mothers: using acupuncture to turn a breech baby. If your little one is in the breech position, acupuncture might offer a gentle and effective solution to help encourage a head-down position before labor.

What is a Breech Baby?

A breech baby is one that is positioned with its bottom or feet down instead of the head in the mother’s womb. While it’s common for babies to be in this position early in pregnancy, most turn head-down by the 37th week. If your baby remains breech as you approach your due date, your healthcare provider might suggest various methods to encourage your baby to turn.

How Can Acupuncture Help Turn a Breech Baby?

Acupuncture, a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been used for thousands of years to promote health and well-being. When it comes to turning a breech baby, acupuncture can be used with great efficacy to turn a breech baby.

What to Expect During an Acupuncture Session

Here’s what you can expect when you come in for a session aimed at turning a breech baby:

Initial Consultation: I’ll take a medical history and discuss your pregnancy to understand your specific needs. 

Treatment: You’ll sit in a recliner comfortably while I quickly and gently insert superfine needles into specific points.  I like to distract my patients while I work and move fast, so that the sensations are minimized. 

Duration: Each session lasts about 60 minutes. You may need multiple sessions, depending on how your baby responds.  

Benefits of Acupuncture for Breech Babies

Many women find this natural approach to be safe and effective. Here are some benefits:

Non-invasive: Unlike some medical procedures, acupuncture is non-invasive and gentle.
Holistic: These treatments support overall well-being, addressing both physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy.
Personalized: Each treatment is tailored to your unique needs, ensuring the most effective approach for turning your baby.

Research and Evidence

Research supports the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion in turning breech babies. A review in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine concluded that this method is a safe and effective alternative for turning breech babies.

Book Your Appointment Today!

If your baby is in the breech position and you’re looking for a natural, holistic approach to encourage turning, acupuncture and moxibustion might be the answer. At my clinic, I specialize in prenatal acupuncture with a focus on gentle, effective treatments for breech babies. I am here to support you and your baby every step of the way.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Schedule your appointment today and take a proactive step towards a smooth, natural delivery. Call me at 650-588-0888 or book online via THIS LINK. I look forward to helping you and your baby achieve the best possible outcome.


Thank you for joining me on this journey into the benefits of acupuncture and moxibustion for turning a breech baby. Stay tuned to our blog for more insights into holistic health and wellness!