Instructions for taking herbs
1. 2 spoonfuls (please use the spoon we provide and not a teaspoon) of herbs to be taken twice a day, in about 200ml of water.
2. If you miss one dose you may take 4 spoons 1x per day
3. Mix the herbs in a small amount of cold water (just sufficient to cover the herbs) and stir.
4. Add warm water to the herbal decoction and drink warm.
5. Take with or without food.
Home treatment to turn a breach baby
Guidelines for using Moxa.
Moxa is a plant (Artemisia argyi Folium) that is used as a heat source to stimulate acupuncture
The moxa stick you have been given is smokeless and has been compressed into a cigar-like roll that makes it ideal for use at home. Before using moxa you will need to prepare the following:
A BBQ lighter or candle or gas stove to light the moxa stick
A small ceramic or glass dish to place any ash in that may form on the moxa stick during treatment
A small towel to place under the area being treated in case any ash is dropped
A glass jar filled with raw rice to extinguish the moxa when the treatment is finished
How to use the moxa stick
Simply light one end with a BBQ lighter or hold over a candle. It may take several minutes to light.
Hold the lit end of the stick over the area to be treated BL 67 at the corner of the little toe, maintaining a distance of at least two to three centimeters so that there is never any direct contact with the skin. You should feel a pleasant radiating warmth. When your little toe gets too hot, lift the moxa stick away from your toe, then bring it back again after 20 secs to resume treatment, keep doing this if the toe gets hot again.
When using to turn a breech or posterior positioned
baby, the therapeutic time for moxa use is 15 minutes on each toe once daily for 10 days.
Any ash that forms on the end of the stick can be gently brushed off by using the edge of the
small dish, so that the moxa stick remains hot. If you suspect there is no
longer any heat coming off the moxa stick, check by holding it two to three
centimeters away from the back of your hand. Re-light if there is no radiating
Never touch the lighted end of a moxa stick even if it no longer appears to be glowing.
When treatment has finished place the moxa stick in a glass jar filled with raw rice so that the moxa stick is deprived of oxygen and cannot continue to burn. The moxa stick can then be
re-lit for repeated treatments once per day for 10 days or until baby turns.
Once the baby has turned, please cease the moxa treatment.