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Moxibustion for Breech Baby at Home

Last updated: May 17th, 2020 at 09:36 am

Moxibustion for Breech Baby at Home

We will help you do moxibustion for breech baby at home.

We are open for FREE phone consultations for turning a breech baby naturally &

We will give you moxa sticks for FREE  if you have an address in Ireland,

We will also post you the moxibustion sticks for FREE

Just email us & we will ring you back to arrange: info@fertilityacupuncture.ie

Why totally FREE?
Because it is our way of giving back & being in this Pandemic situation “all together”.

We care about your situation.
Kind regards,

Linda Ryan, BA, Lic TCM, CH

Linda Ryan- Founder of MARA Fertility Acupuncture Clinic

What is Moxibustion for Breech Babies?

Moxibustion is a therapy from Traditional Chinese medicine that involves burning moxa (which is the herb mugwort) to direct the heat from it toward/near specific acupuncture points on the body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when these points are stimulated by moxibustion, it can strengthen blood flow & prompt the release of certain hormones.  The moxibustion procedure to turn breech babies uses moxa on an acupuncture point on the little toe. A recent article in Parents magazine states, ” The traditional Chinese practice of moxibustion is one of the world’s oldest techniques for turning a breech baby—and OB-GYNs still prescribe it today.

How do you do Moxibustion for Breech Baby at Home?

CAUTION: Doing Moxibustion is a fire hazard, treat it as such. Use in a well ventilated area. Keep away from flammable items.

CAUTION: Do NOT touch yourself with the part of the moxa stick that is burning, it will burn you & possibly leave a scar.

CAUTION: Make sure the moxa stick is fully extinguished after use & store moxa stick on a non-flammable surface & away from flammable items.

Instructions for doing moxibustion for a breech baby at home:

  1. Make sure you are in a well ventilated room/area or outside. Keep all flammable objects away from the area.
  2. Have a non-flammable cup of soil prepared to extinguish the moxa stick.
  3. Sit comfortably with your legs elevated.
  4. You may want to use a candle to light the moxa stick because it may take a few moments to fully light. Blow out the candle when the moxa stick is lit.
  5. Position the moxa stick about 1 inch away from & over the corner of the outside of your little toe (see photo above) Allow a few moments for the sensation of warmth to build. The intensity of the heat you feel should be warm, but not uncomfortable. Move the moxa stick either away or closer so that the warm sensation is felt comfortably. Caution: Do NOT allow the burning Moxa stick to come in to contact with your skin, it will burn & possibly scar. Burning moxa is a fire hazard. Keep away from flammable objects.
  6. Alternate between the left & right little toe every 5 minutes for a total of 20 minutes.
  7. Extinguish the moxa stick in a cup filled with soil or put it out like a cigarette by twisting it on concrete. If you extinguish it using water, this may make it difficult to re-light the next day. Do not hesitate to use water to put out a fire, do so if needed. Make sure the moxa stick is fully extinguished after use & store moxa stick on a non-flammable surface & away from flammable items.
  8. Repeat the above 2 times a day for 20 minutes maximum for each time.
  9. You can stop using the moxa when the baby has turned. moxibustion for breech baby at homeYou may need confirmation from an examination or scan from a qualified medical professional to verify that your breech baby has turned into the correct position.  It is ok if you still used the moxa after the baby has turned, in my years of experience once the baby is in the correct head down position, it stays there and does not turn back even if you continue to do the moxibustion.  It is very common to not know baby has turned out of breech position and to have continued using the moxa.

This Covid 19 Free moxibustion for breech baby at home offer is a limited time offer while supplies last.

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Acupuncture for Induction of Labour

Last updated: May 17th, 2020 at 11:09 am

Acupuncture for Induction of Labour

Acupuncture for the induction of labour is a procedure I have been doing every week for nearly 20 years. Helping women go into labour gently, safely & naturally is an honour & a joy. 

In light of Covid 19 & the stay at home order, there is increased interest in Acupuncture for induction of labour treatments.  Most people want to avoid hospitals at the moment & for pregnant women even more than ever I am hearing that they want the least amount of interventions & to avoid the surgery of a C-section.  Acupuncture is great for helping to induce labour. If you can’t get acupuncture then acupressure to induce labour is something you can do yourself at home. I am converting my guide, “The Essential Acupressure Guide: Acupressure to Induce labour Naturally” to a more concise easy to print version & I will be making available for free here, so please do check back. .

When it comes to doing Acupuncture for the induction of labour treatments, the first priority is always the health & safety of you & your baby.

To receive acupuncture to induce labour you must:

  1. have reached your due date or
  2. are past your due date.

If you are in the weeks leading up to your due date, pregnant womanwe can utilise pre-birth/pre-labour acupuncture to help you.  We do not want to force baby out ahead of time.

We are all about using Acupuncture to induce labour naturally, safely & gently for both you & your baby. Our goal is to help you bring on labour naturally.

We are expertly trained & highly experienced in using acupuncture to induce labour.  As mentioned this is a procedure we have been doing every week for nearly 20 years.

Acupuncture for Labour Induction Success

How quickly the acupuncture starts labour varies from woman to woman. It depends on individiual factors such as whether it is your first child, are you one day over your due date or nearly 2 weeks over your due date?  I am not a fan of acupuncturists who post success rate numbers because there is no way to check if they are accurate, there is NO governing body that checks the validity of claims people make. Most of the women who come to me are by word of mouth reputation-a good friend they trust recommends me to them.  The cost is 60 euro, but if you need more than one treatment in a week, there is no additional cost (only 60 euro no matter how many times you come in during a week). We also give you receipts to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Post Partum

Acupuncture is also really good at relieving common post partum symptoms like

  1. night sweats &
  2. Haemorrhoids, also known as piles (painful swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bum) These piles can be very common after all the pushing from giving birth, but acupuncture is very good at relieving them:)

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Acupuncture for Breech Baby & Moxibustion for breech baby at home

We are open for phone consultations for acupuncture for breech baby enquiries-because the treatment to turn a breech baby uses moxa sticks & we can post the moxa sticks & instructions to you. You can do the moxibustion for breech baby at home.   Just email us and we will phone you back straight away  info@fertilityacupuncture.ie

 

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Healthy First Trimester: Top Tips

Last updated: May 30th, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Top Tips for Having a Healthy First Trimester

Congratulations!  You’re now pregnant!  You finally have the result you want, but now more worries you never even anticipated have crept in.  So, now that you are pregnant, what should you do?  What does a growing baby need?  And what do you require? You may be feeling fine, no different than usual.  Or you may be nauseous, have sore breasts, be ravenously hungry, feel constipated or any number of things. One thing for sure, you know that you want to stay pregnant.  We use acupuncture to treat our newly pregnant fertility patients.  Acupuncture adds to a healthy first trimester by helping to support the pregnancy as well as alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms. You should schedule yourself for a prenatal appointment with your doctor.  In the meantime, to ensure a healthy first trimester, there are two pregnancy basics you should be aware of: Nutrition and exercise.

1. Nutrition for a healthy first trimester

In the book, The Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, it states that, “During pregnancy you create the cells needed for two extra pounds of uterine muscle, the nerves, bones, organs, muscles, glands, and skin of your foetus, several pounds of amniotic fluid, a placenta and a fifty percent increase in your blood volume. In addition, you’ll replace many extra kidney and liver cells to process the waste of two beings instead of one.”  Yes, that’s a lot of raw materials needed for this building project.  You can purchase that book here.

Healthy first trimesterEating well for a healthy first trimester means increasing your consumption of many nutrients in pregnancy, which can be very simple.  Start by having home cooked meals and snacks made with fresh, whole foods, that include a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, moderate amounts of lean meats and cold water fish, full fat dairy products, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Eating clean also means limiting processed foods, added sugar and saturated fats.  Getting a juicer is a quick and easy way to get a lot of nutrients from fruits and vegetables.  You will want your child to have home cooked meals and healthy snacks, so this is a great time to lay down some healthy habits.

2. Exercise for a healthy first trimester

healthy first trimesterA good rule of thumb is that most exercise you were doing before you got pregnant is ok to continue now that you are pregnant. Walking is a great form of exercise that is gentle and just right for a healthy first trimester.  I always suggest my clients look into pregnancy yoga as well.

Speak to your doctor if you wish to start a new exercise routine or have concerns about continuing the routine you already have.

 

Always consult your doctor for medical advice.