How To Use Acupressure for Fertility & Conceive Faster
Learning self acupressure for fertility is easy! Apply these techniques to stimulate hormonal balance, regulate the menstrual cycle and get pregnant!
Fertility acupressure can be easily applied at home on a daily basis.
It is a very easy to learn, jet very powerful technique to enhance fertility and prepare for natural conception or for IVF cycles.
A component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure has the goal of regulating the flow of energy within the body in order to create balance and restore health.
Acupressure consists on stimulating specific acupressure body points with the purpose of invigorating the organ that corresponds to that point. Acupressure for fertility focuses on specific organs like the liver, the spleen, the urinary bladder, the ovaries, the uterus, the fallopian tubes and the kidneys, as these organs play a very important role in reproductive health.
Acupressure and self-acupressure was discovered in China over 5,000 years ago. Ancient Chinese learned how by simply pressing certain points on the body relieved pain where it occurred, but also it was beneficial on other parts of the body away from the pain. In Chinese medicine the body is divided into twelve meridians that are energy pathways of Qi (chi) energy. Qi flows continuously from one meridian to another.
Why Acupressure For Fertility
Acupressure for fertility can be used to relieve menstrual pain, support the sexual reproductive system, and to detoxify the body. When you practice self-acupressure, you will be stimulating pressure points that are located along the body's twelve main meridian pathways.
These pathways are where the energy or Chi flows freely when you are healthy. If the Chi becomes obstructed, dysfunction and disease will result.
Applying acupressure on specific acupressure points increases blood circulation to the reproductive organs and increases oxygenation to the tissues. Often the blockage is caused by the presence of toxins that accumulate as a result of poor diet, medications, stress, and poor sleep. When this happens, the hormonal balance within the body is compromised leading to poor ovulation cycles.
Doing acupressure for fertility can improve your chances of conceiving because it stimulates blood flow to the reproductive organs and releases toxins, congestion and inflammation.
The result of applying daily acupressure will be hormonal regulation and balance, while stimulating ovulation and helping oxygenate the uterus in preparation for pregnancy.
Symptoms of stagnation of the liver are often associated with infertility in Traditional Chinese Medicine. If you suffer from PMS, irregular cycles, headaches before your period, cold hands and feet, mood swings, low energy, you will benefit from using acupressure for fertility.
Learning Self Acupressure For Fertility
In this article, you are going to learn the main acupressure points to increase fertility. These acupressure body points are easy to find and virtually anyone can easily apply these techniques. If you suffer from any medical condition, consult with trained acupressure therapist.
Stimulating Acupressure Points
In order to stimulate acupressure points, follow these simple guidelines:
a. Apply pressure for about 1-2 minutes by using your fingertips. You can also use your thumb. If you feel pain or discomfort, decrease your pressure or stop.
b. Apply deep pressure using a clockwise motion for about 1 minute.
c. Make sure your nails are clean and well trimmed, do not jam your fingernails into your skin.
Lower Abdominal Acupressure Points
Only stimulate the following acupressure for fertility points during the first half of your menstrual cycle, before ovulation.
If you are preparing for IVF cycle, apply pressure on these points up until the day before embryo transfer.
Also, never apply pressure on these points if you are pregnant.
Ren 3: this acupressure for fertility point is also considered to be the "Central Pole" of the conception meridian. It is located on the middle line, four inches below the belly button.
Stimulating this point helps regulate the menses, strengthening the kidneys and the urinary bladder.
It can help in cases of endometriosis, pelvic inflammation that interfere with implantation.
Stimulate this point using deep, clockwise circular motion. Do not stimulate if you think you might be pregnant.
Zigong: this acupressure for fertility point is also called "Place of the Child."
It is locate 4 inches below the belly button and three inches away from the center line of the body.
This point is the site of the ovaries.
The stimulation of this point increases blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, addressing infertility related to menstrual problems. Use deep clockwise massage to stimulate this point every day or every other day before ovulation.
Ren 4: this acupressure for fertility point is locate on the midline (conception meridian), two inches below the belly button. This point is the site of the uterus. It increases the Chi energy to assist conception. Use deep clockwise massage to stimulate this point every day or every other day before ovulation. Make sure to use deep circular motions to stimulate this acupressure point.
Ki 16: this acupressure for fertility point is located one inch on either side of the belly button.
This point is the site of the kidney. When stimulate it brings healing energy to the heart and kidney while clearing the mind and improving immunological function. Also, this point releases energy blocks in the abdomen that cause low fertility.
Ren 6: this point is located one and a half inch below the belly button on the midline of the lower abdomen. This point is also called, the sea of Chi. When stimulated increases energy, vitality to the body overall.
St 30: this point is found 5 inches below the belly button and two inches away from the midline.
When stimulated it helps increase function of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus by releasing stagnation.
Upper Abdomen Acupressure Points
The following acupressure points increase fertility by stimulating and regulating the liver and kidney meridian.
They assist your body in toxin release from the liver and promote hormonal regulation while helping you feel calmer.
Ren 14: this acupressure point is located two inches below the sternum and 6 inches above the belly button. Stimulating this point has a great benefit of clearing the heart of negativity.
If the heart chakra is blocked as a result of worry and anxiety, this point when stimulated will help release your fears and relax your mind.
Ren 12: this acupressure point is located on the midline of the stomach, half way between the belly button and the sternum, approximately 4 inches above the belly button.
This point has an affinity for the spleen and the stomach and it is very important in draining the body of excess fluid and mucus production like fluid accumulated in the fallopian tubes, uterus, and urinary bladder.
Lv 14: this acupressure point is located below the breast, two ribs below the nipple, 4 inches from the midline.
This point resolves liver and gastro intestinal complaints related to poor digestion experienced as sluggish feeling after eating.
This point also helps those who suffer from premenstrual breast tenderness.
When this point is stimulated, the sexual energy increases as well.
Back Acupressure Points
The following acupressure for fertility points can be stimulate during the first and also the second half of the menstrual cycle, except while menstruating.
A word of caution about using pressure points on your shoulder.
Do not stimulate the top of your shoulder area after ovulation (avoid shoulder rubs) as stimulation of this area can cause uterine contraction leading to a miscarriage.
This area is so sensitive that during labor many midwives recommend stimulating the shoulders in order to trigger or speed up labor.
UB 44: this point is located at the same level as UB 15, three inches to either side of the 5th thoracic vertebra. The stimulation of this point promotes relaxation. It will help you if you feel anxious about your inability to get pregnant.
UB 15: this point is called the point of the "Heat." It's located one and a half inches away from the spine at the level of the 5th thoracic vertebra and two inches above the lower border of the shoulder blade. This point regulates the heat Chi energy. It promotes better sleep, less anxiety and balanced mood.
UB 17: this point is located at the level of the lower border of the shoulder blade at the level of the 7th thoracic vertebra. It helps cool the blood, resolves blood stasis and stops abnormal menstrual bleeding.
UB 23: this acupressure for fertility point is locate at the level of the Kidney energy on the small of the back at the level of the second lumbar vertebra. You can find it by measuring one and a half inches from the middle line on either side of the spine. This point addresses abnormal vaginal discharges, irregular periods, lower back pain in women and impotence in men.
DU 4: this acupressure point is also called the "Life Gate" located on the Governing meridian right on the midline at the level of the second lumbar vertebra. This point stimulates the womb resolving sterility, increases energy flow through the kidneys and pelvic organs.
UB 31, UB 32, UB 33: these acupressure points address lower back pain and regulate menstrual disorders and infertility. They also increase blood flow to the pelvic organs boosting fertility.
Acupressure For Fertility Face Points
The following points can be stimulated throughout the entire menstrual cycle and are useful during embryo implantation after ovulation if you are trying to conceive naturally or after embryo transfer if you are going through IVF.
Yintang: this acupressure point is located between the eyebrows.
It stimulates the activity of the pituitary gland and it is great in regulating hormonal imbalances due to low pituitary function.
It also resolves frontal headaches and anxiety.
Epang II: this acupressure point is located on the scalp above the forehead just inside the upper corner of the hairline above the outside of the eyebrow.
When you apply pressure on this point you will usually feel sensitiveness, make sure to be gentle.
This point decreases painful menses regulates the menstrual cycle and treats urinary problems.
Acupressure For Fertility On The Ear
The following acupressure points improve general fertility and can be stimulate during the entire cycle.
Triangular Fossa: this acupressure point is located in the upper, inner area of the ear.
This point stimulates the uterus and fallopian tubes. It also regulates the sympathetic nervous system decreasing blood pressure and body tension.
Massage this point each day for a couple of minutes or every time you feel under stress.
Intertragic Notch: this acupressure point is located just above the earlobe in the lowest point of the ear.
It stimulates the endocrine system and the ovaries by massaging gently every day or every other day during your monthly cycle.
Acupressure For Fertility DVD
If you choose to integrate acupressure for fertility in your life to conceive, I recommend getting the Acupressure for Fertility DVD.
This is DVD teaches you a gentle acupressure practice designed to enhance reproductive health in women and men who are trying to conceive.
Based on the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, that have been proven effective in treating infertility for centuries, acupressure for fertility stimulates the flow of energy along the meridians. The purpose is to improve blood flow to the reproductive organs boosting fertility and facilitating conception.
The following are the main benefits of using this fertility acupressure DVD on a regular basis:
1. Balance the hormonal system.
2. Release anxiety and stress in the body.
3. Increase the success rate of IVF treatments.
4. Promote blood flow to the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
5. Decrease the side effects of fertility drugs.
This Acupressure for Fertility DVD was developed by licensed acupuncturist, Shasta Tierra, who has twenty years clinical experience in the field of acupressure, yoga and acupuncture.
When you apply acupressure for fertility you will feel calmer and more relaxed, you will also notice that your menstrual cycle will be more regular and your periods will become pain free. These are signs that your fertility has been restored.
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