Acupuncture for Breech Babies
At Yin’s Acupuncture Clinic, we have a reputation for being able to help to turn breech babies.
Many OB doctors are referring their patients to us when they find out that the baby is breech.
A breech baby is one whose head is upwards so that she is likely to come out feet first. There are a few different types of breech presentation.
- Complete breech — baby sitting on heels
- Footling breech — feet first
- Frank breech — bottom first, with feet up by head
Breech presentations affect 4% of pregnancies but most of the time the baby turns by the 36th week. If the baby continues to be breech, however, most OB’s advise a C-section so it’s worth trying to get the baby to turn if you can.
With proper diagnosis, treatment, and a cooperative relationship between the acupuncturist and the patient, optimal health is possible.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, originated in ancient China more than 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free way to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.
Acupuncture is based on the knowledge of vital energy flow to the whole body. This energy travels through pathways called meridian or channel (they are similar but not identical to the nervous and blood circulatory systems). Once this energy is deficient or blocked, then the body stops functioning normally and will eventually become sick.
By inserting needles into specific points along the meridians, the energy flow is restored and it will strengthen or promote energy circulation smoothly, unblock the stagnation in the meridians, and the body returns to its normal function to heal naturally.
What are acupuncture meridians?
Simply put, a meridian is an “energy pathway” in the human body. These meridians carry life force in and around all the parts of your body and each one is connected to one specific organ or group of organs which governs particular bodily functions. Optimal health depends on energy constantly flowing through the body.
Is Acupuncture safe?
The advantages of acupuncture are the absence of side effects, and the ability to treat several conditions or ailments simultaneously. Acupuncture needles generally cause no bleeding on entry or removal, and the needles we use are disposable.
How Can Acupuncture Help Me?
Whether you are dealing with health issues that are affecting your quality of life, or suffering from stress, anxiety or seeking to enhance your energy and fertility, acupuncture can help you. It is very effective in relieving pain, strengthening the body natural defenses, improving organ functions and promoting wellness.
From research, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system and increases the production of endorphins and encephalins, which are natural chemicals in the body that improve a person’s circulation and mood, and benefit overall feeling of well-being.
It is important to seek treatment from a qualified, experienced and licensed acupuncturist.
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