Breech Position

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Breech Position" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for breech position.

Content Related to Breech Position

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "breech position" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "breech position" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing breech position, this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View UB 67 (Reaching Yin)

        .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the little toe.

        Clears pain a/or stagnation from the opposite end of the channel: headache, eye pain, sinus pain, etc. Use with moxabustion to adjust breech fetal position (generally indirect moxa for 10-20 minutes 1x/day).

The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches.

For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "breech position", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Breech Position ".

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