Moxibustion for Breech Babies

Using moxa on a point on the toe
A team in Taiwan has undertaken a systematic review of studies on moxibustion for breech babies. Included in their meta-analysis was data from 16 randomised controlled trials, involving 2555 women. Compared with control interventions, moxibustion significantly increased head-first (cephalic) presentation at birth. The results of one trial suggested that moxibustion plus acupuncture was synergistic for correcting breech presentation. (Correction of Breech Presentation with Moxibustion & Acupuncture: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. Healthcare (Basel), 22 May 2021.)