The most well known Energy Medicine used today – Chinese Medicine has many specific body points and herb formulas used to support all stages of pregnancy. Two of the most widely used points for pregnancy are located on the feet. The first point is found at the base of the toenail on the little toe of the mother. If the baby is Breech then activating this point will cause the baby to reposition itself. This point has been used for thousands of years in China, just for this purpose. The point can also work if one twin is not positioned correctly.
The little toe point is best utilized for breech presentation in week 34 – 37 of the pregnancy. And using heat (from an herb called moxa) on the point daily is the best way to activate the point to get the fetus to turn.
The second pregnancy foot point is located behind the exterior ankle. This point on the Mother’s foot can be used to start labor or progress labor if it has stalled out. No drugs are needed – just pressing the foot point or applying heat to the point will start the labor process!
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