Acupuncture and Breech presentation:
Don’t leave it too late and there may just be an option to get things turned around……
Objectives To assess, using a modelling approach, the effectiveness and costs of breech version with acupuncture-type interventions on BL67 (BVA-T), including moxibustion, compared to expectant management for women with a foetal breech presentation at 33 weeks gestation.
The take home summary: Results: The simulated outcomes demonstrated 32% breech presentations after BVA-T versus 53% with expectant management (OR 0.61, 95% CI 0.43, 0.83). The percentage caesarean section was 37% after BVA-T versus 50% with expectant management
Conclusions The results of this decision analysis suggested that for the rectification of a foetus in breech presentation in women at 33 weeks gestation, BVA-T reduced the number of breech presentations at term, the number of caesarean sections, and was less costly when compared to expectant management, including ECV.
Cost-effectiveness of breech version by acupuncture-type interventions on BL 67, including moxibustion, for women with a breech foetus at 33 weeks gestation: a modelling approach. Ineke van den Berga et al. (READ THE STUDY)
As with all research, more evidence based research following STRICTA guidelines needs to be done to examine the effectiveness and safety of TCM.