Acupressure Points – 11 Important Points to Improve Fertility in Women
Acupressure is a great way to help improve fertility when combined with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management. There are 11 important acupressure points that will improve natural fertility in woman. It is non-invasive helping to restore your body’s energy flow, improve blood and lymph flow. Acupressure is a safe treatment to use in conjunction with IVF medications.
Benefits of Acupressure for Fertility & Hormone Balance
Acupressure is an alternative therapy that is easy, effective, and can be incorporated in your daily self-care routine. Acupressure has been applied for thousands of years to help improve hormonal balance, the menstrual cycle and aid conception.
Acupressure comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine, based on the same ideas as acupuncture, but without the needles. It involves applying pressure with the fingers to specific points on the body. The stimulation of these points signals the body to increase circulation and energy to another area of the body. Acupressure works to improve the health of the corresponding organ and body systems associated with that particular acupressure point. Many times, the acupressure point is not located near the symptom.
- Acupressure is not harmful to fertility
- It costs nothing
- It is a great way to connect with your partner
- It can be used while on medications in preparation for IUI or IVF
- It is a great way to prepare the body for pregnancy
- It may help alleviate pain associated with many fertility issues
- Aids in regular natural detoxification of the organs
- May help improve hormonal balance
- Stress relief
Who Can Benefit from Acupressure for Fertility?
If you experiencing any of the following-
- Infertility Diagnosis
- Painful menstruation
- Absent Periods
- Conditions associated with pelvic stagnation such as Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, PCOS
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Women preparing for pregnancy
- IUI/IVF Preparation
- Hormonal imbalance
How to Apply Acupressure for Fertility
- Apply pressure with your fingertips or thumb to the point of your choice (see corresponding images below). Press only hard enough that you feel pressure, not pain or discomfort. If you want to try out points on your back side, you will need to have a partner help you.
- Stimulate the point by slowly moving the finger/s in a clockwise motion, pressing as deep as is comfortable. Do this for one minute.
- Release and move to a new point.
Note: It is best to use fingers that have short nails, be sure not to scratch the area.
11 Important Acupressure Points to Improve Fertility
These acupuncture points for fertility are located on the upper most region of the body and it starts from the head and moves down gradually.
Epang II: This point is located on two sides of the scalp just above the hair line on the outer side of the eye brows. Stimulating these two points helps in treating problems of PMS, relieving painful menstruation and helps in regularizing the menstrual cycle
Yintang: This acupressure point is located on the forehead just between the two eyebrows. Stimulating this point with the fingers helps in improving the functions of the pituitary gland that regulates the release of female sex hormones. In addition, this acupressure point also helps in relieving migraines and anxiety related headaches.
Acupressure Points on Mid-Section of the Body
The following set of acupuncture points are located in the mid-section of the body and are directly related to fertility. Periodic stimulation of these points can help in improving libido and hormonal balance.
Lv 14: This set of acupressure points is located just below the two breasts, two ribs below the nipple. Stimulating this point helps in correcting hormonal imbalance and breast tenderness related to PMS, improving sex drive and libido. In addition, it is also useful for relieving digestive disorders and boosting liver functions.
Ren 14: This acupressure point is located precisely half way between the sternum and the belly button, just 4 inches above the belly button. Stimulation of this point helps in reducing fluid build-up in fallopian tubes and uterus and improves secretion of cervical mucus. In addition, it also helps in treating heart diseases, relieving asthma and transforming phlegm.
Ki 16: This is one of the most important acupuncture points for fertility. This reflexology point is located at a distance of one inch on both sides of the belly button. Stimulating this point is believed to improve general fertility health and boost the chances of conception in women. It also helps in correcting autoimmune related infertility issues caused by troubled immunological response.
Ren 6: This acupressure point for fertility is located directly below the belly button, at a gap of 1 and a half inches from the navel. Stimulation of this point helps in boosting libido and improving energy of the body and it also helps in relieving stress, exhaustion, tiredness and chronic fatigue.
Ren 4: This Acupressure point is located 2 inches below the belly button, midline on the conception meridian. Stimulation of this point improves the health of the uterus by increasing blood circulation thus, preparing it for implantation. In addition, it also helps in improving the functions of the kidney that helps in complete detoxification of the body.
Acupressure Points on Back of the Body
The next set of acupressure points for fertility treatment is located at the back of the body. The main functions of these points is promoting deep relaxation and relieving stress that hugely affect the menstrual cycle.
UB 44: This reflexology point is located on both sides of the 5th thoracic vertebra. Stimulating this set of points helps in relieving stress, anxiety, stimulating uterine contractions in order to strengthen the uterus and relieve abdominal pain during menstruation. In addition, it also helps in promoting sleep and treating insomnia.
UB 15: This set of acupressure points is located 1.5 inches from the spine, right on the 5th thoracic vertebra, on both the right and left side of the body, close to point UB 44. Stimulating this point helps in amending hormonal imbalance and correcting irregular menstrual cycle. In addition, it can also help in improving sleep, relieving anxiety and mood swings.
UB 23: This point is useful for treating infertility related problems of both women and men. Located at the back, exactly opposite to the navel, at the level of the 2nd thoracic vertebra, this set of points on both sides of the spine help in relieving menstrual cramps and controlling abnormal vaginal discharge. If stimulated in men, this point helps in treating impotence.
DU 4: This point is located at the middle of the two UB 23 points and is known as the “Life Gate”. Located just on the midline, on the spine at the 2nd thoracic lumbar vertebra, it helps in improving overall health of the uterus, thereby supporting fertility. Stimulation of this point also helps in supplying energy to the reproductive organs and relieving knee pains.
Therefore, regularize your menstrual cycles, relieve painful menstruation and prepare your body for pregnancy by stimulating these acupressure points and enjoy the benefits of stress relief along with it.
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