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Moxibustion - does it reek?

(6 Posts)
Ceolas Mon 30-Jul-07 19:47:53

Ok I'm probably getting boring now. Baby still breech. Scan tomorrow. Managed to get hold of some moxa sticks for a DIY treatment.

Will it stink out my house? Should I do it out in the garden? [chilly emoticon]

Ceolas Mon 30-Jul-07 20:29:08

Am I the only one mad enough to try it then?

BetsyBoop Mon 30-Jul-07 20:36:43

definitely do it in the garden

I tried it last pregnancy, unfortunately end of Nov & raining, so had to do it inside, it STINKS!

good luck

Ceolas Mon 30-Jul-07 20:38:02

And did it work...?

Annie75 Tue 31-Jul-07 08:00:38

I've got them, Ceolas - am doing it every evening after getting them from an acupuncturist. She did the first session so I could see how she did it. Doesn't smell awful in my opinion - er, smells like hash... Though I've started to do it in the garden since the weather has been drier. You just need to be sure that you're getting the right pressure point (bladder 67 - or is it 69??) by pointing the sticks about an inch away from your little toes (about 3 mm in towards the nail from the edge). Hmm, sorry, complicated instructions - just ask if you want clarifying!

I started it late (at 36 weeks) but def felt more activity during and after it. But baby still breech at 38 + 5 Hey, did I suggest that you try a bag of frozen peas on your bump? Mine went mental when I tried and I reckon if my placenta wasn't anterior (on the front) it would have felt it even more. Lie flat and give it a go (steel yourself!!). I've been in touch with Mary Cronk, btw, about the options I've been offered at the hospital and am seeing a senior midwife this pm. If you want to have a longer conversation about it all, let me know and I'll see if I can get you my email address...

Ceolas Tue 31-Jul-07 13:52:52

Thanks Annie. Had my scan this morning which confirms baby is in fact cephalic! Think it has been this way all along though. Nothing feels any different to me and I never felt the baby turn at any point.

Really keeping my fingers crossed that yours flips round

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