“Moxibustion has a positive effect and plays a part in reducing the number of breech presentations at term.

(S.Budd 2000)

Moxibustion for breech presentation

Evidence suggests that Moxibustion, when combined with acupunture/acupressure or postural techniques, is a safe and effective way to increase the likeyhood of turning a breech baby to cephalic presentation (head down). Studies have found the treatment to be effective in up to 90% of cases. We offer this treatment from 32 weeks of pregnancy.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of therapy originating from China that adds energy into the body so is very supportive for a range of conditions. It is frequently, and effectively, used alongside acupuncture and acupressure. In our treatments we use indirect Moxa where acupressure points and reflexes are warmed with the Moxa stick. It is a very safe and effective and enhances our acupressure and reflexology treatments.

The Treatment

During the appointment you will receive a reflexology treatment to open the pelvis, creating space for baby to turn, combined with moxibustion to encourage your baby to turn from breech to cephalic presentation.

On your initial appointment you will be taught natural methods to encourage baby to turn, such as effective positions and rebozo scarf techniques. We will provide video demonstration to help you practice at home. You will receive advice on external cephalic version and options for birth and have the opportunity to ask questions about your individual pregnancy and circumstances.

We will also provide you with a kit and full guidance for your partner to carry out moxa at home.

Appointments are with Heather, a registered midwife and specialist maternity reflexologist.



Initial appointment with midwife consultation and a moxa kit to take home


Follow up moxibustion appointments

“My baby turned from breech after having reflexology with Heather. I was delighted to have a normal birth after worrying about having a c.section. Heather offered lots of advice to help with positions and methods to turn baby head down. Heather is very knowledgeable and I would thoroughly recommend her”

Harjinder (maternity reflexology)