Acupressure for fertility can be very effective because it stimulates hormonal balance, regulates the menstrual cycle and facilitates pregnancy.
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.
Improve your chances of getting pregnant with acupressure
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.
Many studies have shown how acupressure for fertility can be very effective.
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.
Acupressure for fertility treatments can be used to relieve menstrual pain, support the sexual reproductive system, and to detoxify the body. When you receive an acupressure treatment, your practitioner 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 naturally or with IVF 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.
In this article, you are going to learn the main acupressure points to increase fertility. If you suffer from any medical condition, consult with a trained acupressure therapist. Your therapist will be able to identify which acupressure point to stimulate for your specific case.
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.
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.
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.
The following acupressure for fertility points can be stimulate during
the first and also the second half of the menstrual cycle, except while
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.
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.
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.