After a wonderful opening we then had a major technical hiccup meaning the editing side of things went down. So straight away the 30 consecutive days of blogging have gone out the window. Still if I aim for as nearly consecutive as possible I am sure it’ll still be allowed hmmm, its not like there’s blog police out there or is there?.
I am actually doing this whilst waiting to attend a webinair on turning breech babies using acupuncture and moxibustion. Speakers include Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Dr. Ineke Van den Berg, and Becks Armstrong.
How lucky are we as a profession to have these wonderful esteemed practitioners come together to share their knowledge. I for one think its fantastic to listen to other practitioners experiences and to do that though this media just adds another dimension rather than books.
Move on 2 hours…
Brilliant, such a well organised webinair. Becks Armstrong talked and walked us through the commonly thought reasons predisposing women to breech presentation babies, why we need to turn them, the ideal candidate for treatment, cases which are relatively contraindicated to treatment with moxa. When & how to turn. This was supported with case studies from the other speakers. Dr. Ineke Van den Berg presented the research she was involved with to add to the body of evidence based medicine which hopefully directs evidence based practice. The overall finding was that moxa combined with Western medicine’s option of turning a breech baby (External Cephalic Version)produced the best result for a normal vaginal delivery. So now we just need midwives to involve us in the care of pregnant women. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if acupuncture was available freely to all pregnant women, sadly here in the UK. For women to experience this effective treatment we rely on their midwives to guide them to us and their commitment to treatment.
I am hoping the sheep you see or have seen at the top of the page will be returned to their rightful owner and our logo will reappear (just small teething techy problems). The silver lining to the above sheep is at least we have our voice back.